D-Lib Magazine
September 2006

Volume 12 Number 9

ISSN 1082-9873

Authors in the September 2006 Issue of D-Lib Magazine

Youngok Choi

Youngok Choi is Assistant Professor, School of Library and Information Science at the Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C. Prior to joining CUA she was Assistant Professor, Information Science Program, State University of New York at Oswego. She holds a BA and an MLS in Library Science from Korea, and a Ph.D. in library and information Science, from the University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Her areas of research include information seeking behavior, image retrieval system design, digital libraries, human-computer interaction, and LIS education. She teaches organization of information, digital libraries, and other courses.

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John Erickson

John Erickson researches the social, legal, and technical problems that arise when managing and disseminating information in the digital environment. At Hewlett-Packard Laboratories, John focuses on the policy-based management of distributed, heterogeneous digital object repositories. He has participated in various metadata, naming and rights management working groups, and serves on the editorial board of IEEE Security and Privacy magazine. John holds a Ph.D. from Dartmouth College (1997), an M.Eng. from Cornell University (1989), and a BSEE from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (1984). He co-founded NetRights LLC in 1995 and Yankee Rights Management in 1997.

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Beth Goldsmith

Prior to joining the LANL Research Library's "Library Without Walls" team in 2001, Beth Goldsmith worked as a Programmer-Analyst for a library automation company and, before that, as a university library programmer. Her recent activities include presentations at the MYSQL annual user's group meeting, the 2004 and 2005 LITA Forums, and the ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Lbraries 2006. Current projects are focused exclusively on the LANL library's repository, with a special interest in adopting, adapting, and developing extensible tool sets for repository population and quality-assurance activities.

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David Joiner

David Joiner is an assistant professor of Computational Mathematics in the New Jersey Center for Science and Technology Education at Kean University in Union, NJ. Prior to coming to Kean, Joiner performed post-doctoral work as a staff scientist with the Shodor Education Foundation, in Durham, NC. Joiner is a Co-Principal Investigator of the Computational Science Education Reference Desk, a Pathway component of the National Science Digital Library. Joiner also works in the area of parallel computing education. Originally trained as a physicist with a specialization in computational astrophysics, Joiner's interest in astronomy is in the modeling of the physical and optical properties of the interstellar medium. Joiner completed his doctoral thesis in 1999 in the Department of Physics, Applied Physics, and Astronomy at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, in Troy, NY.

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Frances Knudson

Frances Knudson has worked at the LANL Research Library for over 15 years – moving from cataloging, reference, database systems, LWW team, to the Repository Team. LWW projects included LinkSeeker (SFX), MyLibrary, XML databases (conversion of data to MARC XML and testing). She has presented talks at several SLA annual meetings on ejournals and LinkSeeker. Currently, her projects are focused exclusively on the library's repository.

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Edie Rasmussen

Edie Rasmussen is currently Director and Professor in the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies at the University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver, BC, Canada. Prior to joining UBC she was a Professor in the School of Information Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, USA. She has also held appointments at the School of Library and Information Studies at Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia, Canada, the School of Library Science at the Institiut Teknoloji MARA, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and visiting positions at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. Dr. Rasmussen has been active in the Information Retrieval and Digital Library research communities, serving as Conference Chair for the ACM International Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval in 1993 and the ACM International Conference on Digital Libraries in 1997, and as Conference Chair for the 2002 Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science & Technology. She is on the editorial boards of ACM Transactions on Information Systems, Information Processing & Management, Information Retrieval, and Text Technology. Her current research interests include indexing and information retrieval in text and multimedia databases and digital libraries.

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Mimi Recker

Mimi Recker is Professor in the Department of Instructional Technology at Utah State University. When not enjoying the outstanding outdoor recreation available in the mountains of northern Utah, she teaches classes and conducts research on the role that distributed information technologies can play in supporting and enhancing learning. She received her Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, and also held academic appointments at Victoria University <> in Wellington, New Zealand, and in the College of Computing <>, at the Georgia Institute of Technology <>.

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Jonathan Stuart-Moore

Jonathan Stuart-Moore is a staff member at the Shodor Educational Foundation, working both on user interface design and on workflow and data management for the Computational Science Education Reference Desk. Jonathan was introduced to computational science when he began working at Shodor in 1997 as a high school intern. He has continued to pursue his interests in computer programming and graphics, exploring their applications in science, music, and the web. In 2005, he received a B.A. in Computer Science from Middlebury College, having completed a thesis on computer audition.

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Diana Tanase

Diana Tanase is one of the developers who has worked on setting up the infrastructure of the Computational Science Education Reference Desk (CSERD). She has been collaborating with the Shodor Educational Foundation for the past three years on different projects ranging from developing applications for teaching Mathematics to young children to setting up tools for supporting the National Computational Science Institute. She is currently a Ph.D. student at the University of Westminster, London, UK. Her current research is focused on the semantic web and multi-lingual natural language querying of expert databases. Her initial training was received at Ovidius University, Romania (2001), followed by a Master of Science at University of Northern Iowa in the USA (2003).

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