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D-Lib Magazine
May 2001

Volume 7 Number 5

ISSN 1082-9873

Authors in the May 2001 Issue of D-Lib Magazine

Ewald Brahms

Ewald Brahms is currently program director at the Division of Academic Libraries and Information Systems of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) in Bonn, Germany, which he joined in 1995. He is responsible for funding programs that aim at the improvement of the information infrastructures at German universities and research institutions by supporting a system of special subject libraries, digital library projects, and initiatives to improve and extend innovative library services. Another focus of his activities is to initiate and support international cooperation.

Dr. Brahms studied English and German literature, received his M.A. from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and his Ph.D. from the University of Saarbrücken.


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Amy Brand

Amy Brand recently joined CrossRef as Director of Business Development. Her career spans electronic publishing, book publishing, and academia. She has previously held positions at ingenta, LEA Inc., the University of Pennsylvania, and The MIT Press, where she was an executive editor from 1994-2000. She received her doctorate in cognitive science from MIT in 1989.

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Robert E. Kahn

Robert E. Kahn is Chairman, CEO and President of the Corporation for National Research Initiatives (CNRI), which he founded in 1986 after a thirteen year term at the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). As Director of DARPA's Information Processing Techniques Office (IPTO), he initiated the United States government's billion dollar Strategic Computing Program, the largest computer research and development program ever undertaken by the federal government. Dr. Kahn conceived the idea of open-architecture networking. He is a co-inventor of the TCP/IP protocols and was responsible for originating DARPA's Internet Program, which he led for the first three years. In his recent work, Dr. Kahn has been developing the concept of a digital object infrastructure as a key middleware component of the National Information Infrastructure. This notion is providing a framework for interoperability of heterogeneous information systems and is being used in several applications such as the electronic copyright registration system at the Library of Congress and its National Digital Library Program.

After receiving a B.E.E. from the City College of New York in 1960, Dr. Kahn earned M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Princeton University in 1962 and 1964 respectively. He is a recipient of the 1997 National Medal of Technology awarded by President Clinton, and the 2001 Charles Stark Draper Prize from the National Academy of Engineering. He has received honorary degrees from Princeton University, University of Pavia, ETH Zurich and George Mason University.

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Patrice A. Lyons, Esq.

As Senior Legal Counsel to the Corporation for National Research Initiatives (CNRI) for over ten years, Ms. Lyons has been involved in the analysis of a wide range of legal and regulatory issues relating to the development of the Internet. Of particular interest in recent years has been the CNRI effort to develop a comprehensive system for assigning, managing, and resolving persistent identifiers, known as "handles," for digital objects and other resources in a networked environment. She has also provided advice and guidance to CNRI with respect to a variety of trademark, licensing and other general legal matters.

Ms. Lyons' interest in the application of copyright and related bodies of law to new technical developments began upon graduation from Georgetown University Law Center (J.D.1969), when she attended Columbia University Law School (1969-70) as the Burton Memorial Fellow in copyright and communications studies. While serving as a legal officer in the Copyright Division of Unesco (Paris, France; 1971-76), she participated in the preparation of the Convention relating to the distribution of programme-carrying signals transmitted by space satellite; as a Senior Attorney in the Office of General Counsel of the U.S. Copyright Office, Library of Congress (1976-87), she was called upon to assist in the drafting of regulations to implement the cable compulsory licensing system adopted by the U.S. Congress in 1976, and played a lead role in the preparation of the Semiconductor Chip Protection Act of 1984. Ms. Lyons later served as a Partner in the communications law firm of Haley, Bader & Potts (1987-90), and is currently in practice in Washington, D.C. at Law Offices of Patrice Lyons, Chartered. She is a member of the Bars of the U.S. Supreme Court, New York State and the District of Columbia.

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DOI: 10.1045/may2001-authors