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D-Lib Magazine
June 2001

Volume 7 Number 6

ISSN 1082-9873

Authors in the June 2001 Issue of D-Lib Magazine

Scott J. Crosier

Scott Crosier is concluding his studies as an Undergraduate Student with a BA in Geography from the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB). For the last year, he has worked under Dr. Michael Goodchild as an Undergraduate Researcher, specializing in analysis, description and cataloging of computational models. In the fall, he will begin his studies as a graduate student in the Geography department at UCSB.

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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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Michael Goodchild

Michael F. Goodchild is Professor of Geography at the University of California, Santa Barbara; Chair of the Executive Committee, National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis (NCGIA); Associate Director of the Alexandria Digital Library Project; and Director of NCGIA’s Center for Spatially Integrated Social Science. He received his BA degree from Cambridge University in Physics in 1965 and his Ph.D. in Geography from McMaster University in 1969. His current research interests center on geographic information science, spatial analysis, the future of the library, and uncertainty in geographic data.

More information about Michael Goodchild is available at the web site <> under "About Us", "Personnel".

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Linda L. Hill

Linda L. Hill is a research specialist with the Alexandria Digital Library Project at the University of California, Santa Barbara, currently working on metadata design for the ADEPT DLI-2 NSF-funded project, as a consultant for the USGS Gateway Controlled Vocabulary team, with the Center for Spatially Integrated Social Sciences (CSISS), and on gazetteer design and development. She received her Ph.D. in Library Science from the University of Pittsburgh in 1990 and has worked in the fields of georeferenced digital libraries, interoperable digital gazetteer services, user evaluation of information systems, user needs analysis, information services workflow analysis, hierarchical thesaurus construction for information description and retrieval, networked knowledge organization systems (NKOS), and metadata design.

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Renato Iannella

Renato Iannella is the Chief Scientist at IPR Systems, responsible for research, development, and international standards strategies for its products and services. Renato is an active member of the World-Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and member of the W3C Advisory Board. Renato has recently co-chaired the W3C Workshop on Digital Rights Management (DRM), and is a member of the OpenEbook Forum, MPEG standards group, and the IETF DRM Working Group.

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Vicky Reich

Vicky Reich is Assistant Director, HighWire Press, Stanford University Libraries and Academic Resources. She works to facilitate the industry's transition from print to online models by: directing the LOCKSS project, overseeing the eJUSt project, and managing HighWire Press Market Support Services. She has held public services and technical services positions in both public and private institutions. Her broad experience includes research librarian at the Upjohn Company; Head, Mental Health Research Institute Library, University of Michigan; Planning Librarian, Office of the Librarian of Congress; and Head, Serials and Acquisitions Department, Stanford University Libraries.

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David S.H. Rosenthal

Dr. David Rosenthal is a Distinguished Engineer at Sun Microsystems Laboratories. He joined Sun in 1985 from the Andrew project at Carnegie-Mellon University. He was part of the team that developed the X Window System, now the open-source standard.

David left Sun in 1993 to be Chief Scientist and employee #4 at Nvidia, now the leading supplier of high-performance graphics chips for the PC industry.

In 1996 he joined Vitria Technology, now a leading supplier of e-business infrastructure technology. In 1999 he re-joined Sun to work on fault-tolerant, peer-to-peer systems.

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Terence R. Smith

Terence R. Smith received a BA in geography from Cambridge University (1965) and a Ph.D. in environmental engineering from Johns Hopkins University (1971.) He is currently Professor of Geography and Professor of Computer Science at the University of California, Berkeley (UCSB). He was Chair, Department of Computer Science at UCSB 1986-90 and Associate Director of the National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis 1988-90. He directs the Alexandria Digital Library Project and is PI on a five-year award to develop the Alexandria Digital Earth Prototype under NSF/NASA/ARPA's DLI-2 program. His research interests are the modeling of fluvial phenomena, computational modeling systems; digital libraries for scientific and geo-referenced information; and spatial database systems. He is the author of over 120 published research papers and is a member of the NRC/NAS Computer Science and Telecommunications Board.

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