D-Lib Magazine
October 2004

Volume 10 Number 10

ISSN 1082-9873

Authors in the October 2004 Issue of D-Lib Magazine

Anne Adams

Dr. Anne Adams is a Senior Research Fellow at the UCL Interaction Centre and a visiting Senior Lecturer at the Middlesex University 'Interaction Design Centre'. From an interdisciplinary background in psychology, ergonomics and computing, Dr. Adams has developed a wide range of research interests varying from digital libraries to security and Human Computer Interaction (HCI), the social impacts of technology, Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) and Qualitative methods in HCI. Previous research projects were based within a variety of organisations from clinical (i.e., hospitals and health centres) to industry (i.e., telecommunications and building) and academic settings.

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Laura Bartolo

Laura Bartolo is an associate professor in the College of Arts and Sciences at Kent State University. As principal investigator of the Materials Digital Library project, Laura heads a multidisciplinary team of researchers comprised of computer scientists, information scientists, and materials scientists from Kent State University, the Materials Science and Engineering Laboratory at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Michigan, and University of Colorado at Boulder constructing MatDL as part of the National Science Foundation's National Science Digital Library Program (NSDL). Laura's research focuses on development and implementation of markup languages, metadata, and data formats in science digital libraries. Laura is co-chair of NSDL's Educational Impact and Evaluation Standing Committee.

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Anita Coleman

Anita Coleman is an Assistant Professor in the School of Information Resources and Library Science at the University of Arizona, Tucson, which she joined in 2001. Before coming to Arizona, she was with the Alexandria Digital Library ADEPT Project. She has worked in both technical and public service areas in academic libraries. She currently teaches courses in Knowledge Structures and Information Seeking Behaviors, and has taught other courses such as Systems Analysis, Cataloging and Classification at the LIS schools of both the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the University of California at Los Angeles.

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John Cox

John Cox is Deputy Librarian at National University of Ireland, Galway and co-ordinator of the CHIU Librarians E-Books Project. Previous positions have included Head of the Information Service at the Wellcome Centre for Medical Science in London and Head of Library IT Services at University College Cork, Ireland. He has published regularly on various aspects of online information, including IT support, collection management and Web-based surveys.

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Naomi Dushay

Naomi Dushay is a Research Programmer/Analyst in Computing and Information Science at Cornell University. She is currently on the Core Integration team of the National Science Digital Library ( Her research interests include interoperable, open source information applications and services, metadata analysis and improvements, as well as information visualization; her practical interests are in getting things to work well and work properly. She has been working in library technology and digital libraries for 13 years.

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Jeffrey N. Gatten

Jeff Gatten is the Dean of Library and Information Resources, California Institute of the Arts. Prior to arriving at CalArts in 2004, he held the position of Assistant Dean for Collection Management in Libraries and Media Services at Kent State University. Jeff has published numerous articles on academic library management and assessment, plus several reference books on popular music. His interest in continuous improvement practices led to his role within OhioLINK of coordinating two statewide administrations of the LibQUAL+ survey on library users' perceptions of services.

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Sarah Giersch

Sarah Giersch is currently a consultant to the Association of Research Libraries (, the National Science Foundation's National Science Digital Library (, and the iLumina Digital Library ( Research interests include evaluating the development, application and sustainability of digital libraries used in education; studying the expansion of institutional repositories; and, developing new measures for libraries, physical and digital, to identify impact. She received her MSLS from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1999.

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Jonas Holmström

Jonas Holmström has a M.Pol.Sc. degree from Åbo Akademi University in Finland. He is working as a research assistant at the Swedish school of Economics and Business Administration in Helsinki, Finland. His main responsibilities relate to the OACS (Open Access Communication for Science) project ( He is also involved in research regarding e-print servers, institutional repositories and grey literature sponsored by the Nordic Council for Scientific Information, NORDINFO. Mr. Holmström has been associate lecturer at the Department of Information Studies at Åbo Akademi University.

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Casey Jones

Casey Jones is an HCI (Human Computer Interaction) Engineer with the Core Integration project of the National Science Digital Library ( She is responsible for coordinating NSDL community-wide evaluation efforts in surveys, collection analyses, and web analytics. Her research interests include evaluating the use and effectiveness of digital libraries.

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Patty Kostkova

Dr. Patty Kostkova is a Research Fellow and the head of the City ehealth Research Centre (CeRC), City University, London and a Consultant at the World Health Organization (WHO) Headquarters in Geneva. She received her Ph.D. in Computer Science from City University, London in 1999. She is responsible for the National electronic Library of Infection ( and the Antimicrobial Resistance Digital Library (, and is looking at impact evaluation of medical digital libraries, semantic Web and healthcare ontologies. At WHO, she is involved in development of information systems for international surveillance. She co-chaired the Healthcare Digital Libraries Workshops, HDL 2003 and HDL 2004.

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Marianne Lykke Nielsen

Marianne Lykke Nielsen holds an MSc in Library and Information Science from the Royal School of Library and Information Science, Denmark and a Ph.D. from Åbo Akademi University, Department of Information Studies, Finland. She is Associate Professor, Royal School of Library and Information Science, Denmark. Nielsen previously worked as information specialist in private and national organizations: FAO (Chile); CPEIP (Chile), APV Pasilac (Denmark), and Aalborg Business College (Denmark) designing information retrieval systems and domain-specific, in-house thesauri. Her principal teaching areas are metadata, indexing and knowledge organization systems (KOS), and her present research activities concentrate on design, construction methodologies, and use of thesauri and taxonomies in digital libraries and other retrieval systems. She consults for several Danish companies and organizations concerning design and evaluation of KOS, and is co-editor of the Danish journal for library and information science research, Biblioteksarbejde.

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Carol Peters

Carol Peters is employed by the Institute for Information Science and Technologies of the Italian National Research Council (ISTI-CNR), Pisa. Her current research activities are focussed on the development of multilingual access mechanisms for digital libraries. She is member of the editorial boards of the International Journal of Digital Libraries and ERCIM News, the journal of the European Research Consortium in Informatics and Mathematics. Since 2000, she has coordinated the Cross-Language Evaluation Forum (CLEF), which promotes research into multilingual information access system development and organizes annual evaluation campaigns. CLEF is an activity of the DELOS Network of Excellence for Digital Libraries (

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Tom Sanville

Tom Sanville has been Executive Director of OhioLINK (Ohio Library and Information Network) since July 1992. He is active in the formation and development of the International Coalition of Library Consortia (ICOLC) and Libraries Connect Ohio, a joint initiative with OPLIN, INFOhio and the State Library of Ohio to serve academic, public, and school library patrons. Tom was formerly Vice President of Marketing for Online Computer Library Center (OCLC), Inc., Dublin, Ohio, where he worked for 10 years.

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Tamara Sumner

Tamara Sumner is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Colorado, with a joint appointment between the Department of Computer Science and the Institute of Cognitive Science. Her research interests include human-computer interaction, design research, educational technology, and interactive scholarly publishing. Lately, she has combined these interests in two action research projects: the Journal of Interactive Media in Education ( and the Digital Library for Earth Systems Education ( Prior to joining the University of Colorado, Dr. Sumner served as a Lecturer with the Knowledge Media Institute at The Open University in the UK.

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Michael Wright

Michael Wright is currently the Technical Director at the DLESE Program Center where he is responsible for developing the core infrastructure for DLESE. He also participates in the NSDL Technical Committee where he is currently co-chair. Current projects involve linking Geoscience Data projects to the digital library, and investigating the use of knowledge organization structures in a digital library environment. He also has interests in digital libraries and electronic publishing: e-print archives, community-based publishing, peer review systems, and Web technologies supporting distance learning infrastructures.

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