D-Lib Magazine
April 2003

Volume 9 Number 4

ISSN 1082-9873

Authors in the April 2003 Issue of D-Lib Magazine

Rick Bennett

Rick Bennett is a Consulting Software Engineer in the Office of Research at OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc. He has worked on several projects, including the new FirstSearch, Pinyin record translation, and Web Characterization. He is currently working on the Virtual International Authorities project.

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Makx Dekkers

Makx Dekkers has been Managing Director of the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative since 2001. Since the 1980’s, he has been involved in information technology, standards and international co-operation. He was Head of Development at Pica (the national centre for library automation) in The Netherlands, and Information Technology consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers, working on metadata, interoperability standards and cultural diversity in IT. He is a member of the Advisory Committee of the MIReG (Managing Information Resources in e-Government), a work item under the IDA (Interchange of Documents between Administrations) Programme of the European Commission. Before joining DCMI in his current role, he was a member of the DCMI Advisory Committee and chair of the DCMI Government Working Group. Makx has the nationality of The Netherlands and speaks Dutch, English, French, German and Italian. He lives and works in Luxembourg.

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Brian F. Lavoie

Brian Lavoie is a Research Scientist in the Office of Research at OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc. Since joining OCLC in 1996, he has worked on projects in many areas, ranging from expanding and updating the Cutter tables, to analyzing the content of the Web. Brian's research interests include the economics of information, digital preservation, and the development of harvesting and content analysis tools for the Web.

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Edward T. O'Neill

Edward T. O'Neill joined the staff at the Office of Research, OCLC Online Computer Library Center, as a Senior Research Scientist in 1983, serving as co-acting Director of Research from 1993 until 1994. Since 1990, he has been Consulting Research Scientist. Dr. O'Neill did his graduate work at Purdue University in Operations Research. He was a faculty member in the School of Information and Library Studies at the University at Buffalo and was later Dean of the Matthew A. Baxter School of Library and Information Science at Case Western Reserve University. His research interests include authority control, subject analysis, database quality, preservation, collection management, bibliographic relationships, and Web characterization.

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Sandra Payette

Sandra Payette is a researcher in the Computing and Information Science program at Cornell University. Her research interests include interoperable information architectures and distributed digital libraries. She is the co-designer of the FEDORA architecture which focuses on interoperable and extensible digital objects and repositories. Currently, she is working with the University of Virginia on the development of an open-source release of FEDORA funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. She is also a researcher for Project Prism which is funded by the NSF Digital Libraries Initiative (Phase 2). Prism is a four-year effort to investigate issues of preservation, interoperability, security, and metadata in digital libraries.

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Lawrence M. Rudner

Dr. Lawrence M. Rudner is best known for his work as the Director of the ERIC Clearinghouse on Assessment and Evaluation (ERIC/AE). Over the past 16 years, Dr. Rudner and his staff have grown that clearinghouse to one of the best known resources in education. He has been the Principal Investigator on more than 50 funded projects and has published articles in more than 20 different journals and magazines. Dr. Rudner holds a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology and Research Methods (1977) from Catholic University and a Master’s of Business Administration from the University of Maryland (1991).

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Sam Searle

Sam Searle has been the Digital Library Projects Leader at the National Library of New Zealand Te Puna Mätauranga o Aotearoa since 2002. She manages the Library’s newspaper digitisation programme ( and other internal projects, as well as facilitating New Zealand involvement in collaborative ventures like the International Children’s Digital Library. Prior to joining NLNZ, she worked in the School of Information Management at Victoria University of Wellington on a survey of digitisation activities in New Zealand. She has also worked in higher education and on archival projects in Scotland and Australia.

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Thornton Staples

Thornton Staples is currently the Director of Digital Library Research and Development at the University of Virginia Library. Previous positions include: Chief, Office of Information Technology at the National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution and Project Director at the Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities, University of Virginia. He also considers himself a serious sculptor, direct carving in stone. He has had one- and two-person shows in Washington DC, at various locations in Virginia and at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia. His work is represented in 22 private collections.

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Dave Thompson

Dave Thompson joined the National Library of New Zealand Te Puna Mätauranga o Aotearoa in 2000 and was recently appointed as the Digital Library Resource Analyst. He has been involved largely in project work, including the Turnbull Systems Project, web harvesting, workflows for digital material, and the development of the NLNZ Preservation Metadata Schema. Dave has also developed a digital workbench for the processing, manipulation and treatment of digital material. Prior to working at NLNZ, he worked in a variety of information environments; designing information delivery systems, building web sites and web based information systems for public and private organisations. He also consulted on information and library issues to the public sector in New Zealand.

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Helen R. Tibbo

Helen Tibbo is an associate professor at the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She teaches in the areas of archival and records management, digital preservation and access, and reference. Her primary research interests focus on information management literacy, user information behaviors and provision of access to digital primary resources. She is currently directing the NHPRC-funded "Managing the Digital University Desktop" project that is exploring how faculty, staff, and administrators manage their email and other electronic records.

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Ross Wayland

Ross Wayland is currently the Associate Director of Digital Library Research & Development at the University of Virginia Library. He graduated from the University of Virginia in 1977 with a BA in Physics, and received his ME in Computer Science from the University of Virginia in 1979. He has a broad range of experience in information technology including programming, computer simulation and modeling, system analysis, database design, technical consulting, project management, health informatics, and humanities computing.

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Stuart Weibel

Stuart Weibel has worked in the Office of Research at OCLC since 1985. During this time he has managed projects in the areas of automated cataloging, document capture and structure analysis, and electronic publishing. He has been active in Internet standards work for 10 years and is currently the director of the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative.

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Elizabeth Yakel

Elizabeth Yakel is an Assistant Professor at the School of Information in the Archives and Records Management specialization. Her current research focuses on access and accessibility issues concerning archival materials, such as the information seeking patterns of researchers and the design of access systems for primary source materials. This research combines methodologies from Archives, Library and Information Science, and Human Computer Interaction. Prior to joining the SI faculty, she taught at the University of Pittsburgh and has held a variety of professional positions in archives and records management. She has published numerous articles in archival journals and is active in the Society of American Archivists (SAA) where she has served on the governing Council and was elected Fellow in 1999.

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DOI: 10.1045/april2003-authors