Clips & Pointers

D-Lib Magazine
April 2001

Volume 7 Number 4

ISSN 1082-9873

Authors in the April 2001 Issue of D-Lib Magazine

Elizabeth W. Brown

Elizabeth W. Brown is Coordinator for the Development of Bibliographic Control at the Milton S. Eisenhower Library at Johns Hopkins University. She coordinates metadata initiatives for the Library's digital library projects and manages indexing and metadata production for Project Muse, the joint electronic journals publishing program with the Johns Hopkins University Press. Current projects at the Eisenhower Library include the Roman de la Rose medieval manuscript digitization project and Phase II of the Levy Sheet Music Project.

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Leona Carpenter

Leona Carpenter is a Technical Research Officer (Research and Development) at the UK Office for Library and Information Networking (UKOLN). Leona is a qualified librarian, holds the NCC Certificate in Systems Analysis and Design and has also studied user-interface design. Previously, she was a systems analyst and project manager within the British Library's Initiatives for Access Programme, and co-edited its book Towards the Digital Library. At UKOLN, Leona is primarily involved in the Renardus project. Her research interests include human-computer interaction, metadata, business and system modelling, and the subject approach to resource discovery. She is also a member of the Classification Research Group.

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G. Sayeed Choudhury

G. Sayeed Choudhury, is the Hodson Director of the Digital Knowledge Center at the Sheridan Libraries of Johns Hopkins University. He serves as principal investigator for the Lester S. Levy Sheet Music Collection Project, funded through the National Science Foundation's Digital Libraries Initiative and the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and for the Comprehensive Access to Print Materials (CAPM), funded by the Mellon Foundation. For his graduate work, he studied simulation and visualization of natural disasters. His graduate degrees from Johns Hopkins University include Civil Engineering and Systems Analysis and Economics.

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Michael Day

Michael Day is a Research Officer at the UK Office for Library and Information Networking (UKOLN). He received an MA in Library and Information Studies from Loughborough University in 1989 and has held positions at the Bodleian Library in Oxford and the University of Reading. Since joining UKOLN in 1996, Michael has contributed to a number of projects that relate to his main research interests - metadata, Internet resource discovery and the long-term preservation of information in digital form. He is a member of the OCLC/RLG Working Group on Preservation Metadata. His current activities at UKOLN include working on the Renardus project, contributing to the SCHEMAS project's Metadata Watch activity and providing support for the Resource Discovery Network (RDN).

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Tim DiLauro

Tim DiLauro is the Deputy Director of the Digital Knowledge Center of the Sheridan Libraries at Johns Hopkins University. Since 1982, he has worked for Hopkins as a Programmer, Systems Programmer, and Sr. Systems Programmer, with a network programming and management component. He has been with the Sheridan Libraries since 1990. He has also worked as a consultant for several companies with Internet businesses. Over the past five years, his project work has focused on designing systems to improve and simplify user access to information, including the development of access gateways and web proxies.

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John S. Erickson

John S. Erickson is a Systems Program Manager with Hewlett-Packard Laboratories, where he researches mechanisms for the expression, exchange and enforcement of IPR policies, especially architectures for digital rights management and privacy in open environments. John was awarded a U.S. patent in 1998 for rights management technologies and services that originated with his Ph.D. research at Dartmouth College; other related patents are pending. He has been an active participant in various international metadata and rights management standardization efforts, and sits on a number of working groups and advisory panels.

John holds a Ph.D. in Engineering Sciences from Dartmouth College (1997), an M.Eng.(EE) from Cornell University (1989), and a BSEE from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (1984). He founded NetRights LLC in 1995 and was VP-Technology Strategy for Yankee Rights Management, 1997-1999.

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Rachel Heery

Rachel Heery is Assistant Director (Research and Development) at the UK Office for Library and Information Networking (UKOLN). She has undertaken research at UKOLN since 1995 in the field of metadata, resource discovery and data architectures. She brings to this work wide experience of the implementation and development of information management systems in the commercial and library sectors. Rachel currently co-ordinates work on the Renardus and IMesh Toolkit projects. She has a particular interest in metadata schema registries and application profiles on which she is working within the SCHEMAS project. She has also been active in the development of the Dublin Core and is a member of the Dublin Core Technical Advisory Committee.

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Xiaoming Liu

Xiaoming Liu received his B.S. in computer science from Shandong University, P.R.China, and M.S in computer science from Shanghai Jiaotong University, P.R.China. He is currently a graduate student in Computer Science at Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia. He has worked in digital library research since he joined ODU in 1998.

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Kurt Maly

Kurt J. Maly received the Dipl. Ing. degree from the Technical University of Vienna, Austria, and M.S. and Ph.D. Degrees from the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University, New York.

He is Kaufman Professor and Chair of Computer Science at Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia. Before that, he was at the University of Minnesota, both as faculty member and Chair. His research interests include modeling and simulation, very high-performance network protocols, reliability, interactive multimedia remote instruction, Internet resource access, and software maintenance. His research has been supported by DARPA, NSF, NASA, CIT, ARPA and the U.S. Navy, among others.

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Michael L. Nelson

Michael L. Nelson received his B.S. in computer science from Virginia Tech in 1991, and his M.S. and Ph.D. in computer science from Old Dominion University in 1997 and 2000. He has worked at NASA Langley Research Center since 1991, originally in distributed and parallel computing and then shifting to WWW and digital libraries in 1993. He is an adjunct assistant professor at Old Dominion University, and is a visiting assistant professor at the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for the academic year of 2000-2001.

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Mark Patton

Mark Patton is an undergraduate at Johns Hopkins University studying for a B.S. in Computer Science. His background includes systems programming and scripting. Currently he is an employee at the Digital Knowledge Center of the Milton S. Eisenhower library at Johns Hopkins where he is writing software for text searching.

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James W. Warner

James W. Warner is a senior in the Computer Science department at Johns Hopkins University. His work has focused on information retrieval, natural language processing, and databases.

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Mohammad Zubair

Mohammad Zubair has more than thirteen years of research experience in the area of experimental computer science and engineering, both at the university as well as in industry. In his tenure at the university he has developed several software systems. Two of his research efforts have led to source code license agreements with major companies. His major industrial assignment was at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center for three years, where some of his work was integrated into IBM products. His research has been supported by NASA, NSF, ARPA, Los Alamos, AFRL, NRL, JTASC, and IBM Corporation.

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(The issue information has been corrected from February 2001 to read April 2001.)

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DOI: 10.1045/april2001-authors