D-Lib Magazine
March/April 2007

Volume 13 Number 3/4

ISSN 1082-9873

Authors in the March/April 2007 Issue of D-Lib Magazine

Micah Altman

Micah Altma (Ph.D. California Institute of Technology, 1998) is Associate Director of the Harvard-MIT Data Center, and Senior Research Scientist in the Institute for Quantitative Social Science at Harvard University. Dr. Altman has served as Co-Investigator in a number of research projects promoting the collection, sharing, citation and preservation sharing of research data through the development of open-source software tools and methods. His extensively-reviewed book, Numerical Issues in Statistical Computing for the Social Scientist corrects common computational errors made across the range of social sciences. And his over two-dozen publications and four open-source software packages span many disciplines in social and information sciences.

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Leonardo Candela

Dr. Leonardo Candela is a researcher at Networked Multimedia Information Systems (NMIS) Laboratory of the Institute of Information Science and Technologies - Italian National Research Council (ISTI - CNR). He graduated in Computer Science in 2001 at University of Pisa and completed a Ph.D. in Information Engineering in 2006 at University of Pisa. In 2001 he joined the NMIS Laboratory and was involved in the CYCLADES ( and Open Archives Forum ( projects. He is currently involved in the DILIGENT ( and DRIVER ( projects and he is an active member of the DELOS ( working group on the Digital Library Reference Model ( He is member of the OAI-ORE ( Liaison Group. His research interests include Digital Library [Management] Systems and Architectures, Digital Libraries Models, Distributed Information Retrieval, and Grid Computing.

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Donatella Castelli

Dr. Donatella Castelli is a Senior Researcher working at the "Information Science and Technologies of the Italian National Research Council" (ISTI-CNR) since 1988. She graduated in Computer Science at the Department of Computer Science of the University of Pisa and there she was employed as researcher for two years before joining ISTI-CNR Networked Multimedia Information Systems. Since 1996 she has scientifically coordinated several European and National funded projects on digital libraries acquiring considerable experience in this domain. She is currently leading the activity of the DELOS Network of Excellence on Digital Libraries dedicated to the definition of a Reference Model for digital libraries. Her current research interests include digital library architectures and infrastructures, information object modeling and interoperability.

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Matthew J. L. Connolly

Matthew Connolly is a programmer for the Discovery Systems and Services group at the Cornell University Library, where he works on diverse projects including Project Euclid and custom DSpace applications. Prior to joining CUL, he worked in industry as a software designer and electrical engineer.

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Philip M. Davis

Philip Davis is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Communication at Cornell University, and a former science librarian (1995-2006). He sits on the editorial boards of College & Research Libraries and Portal. In recent years, he served on the executive board of Project COUNTER, and on library advisory boards for the New England Journal of Medicine and Cambridge University Press. He was a principle author of the Cornell University Library Open Access Report, and lead investigator in reporting the unethical republishing practices of Emerald. In 2004 he was named a "Mover and Shaker" by Library Journal. Some of his work can be found at

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Diane Harley

Diane Harley is a senior researcher at the Center for Studies in Higher Education (CSHE), University of California, Berkeley ( Her work focuses on the policy implications of integrating information and communication technologies into complex academic environments. Areas of investigation include the analysis of digital resource use in humanities and social science education, the economics of technology integration into large lecture courses, the policy implications of cross border e-learning, and faculty attitudes about new models of scholarly communication. Her work at Berkeley's Multimedia Research Center (BMRC) included contributions to the development and deployment of the prototype for Berkeley Webcast ( Prior to her work at UC, Diane managed multimedia education projects with various universities, publishers, museums, and software developers, as well as taught undergraduate and graduate courses in anthropology and human biology. She holds M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Anthropology from UC Berkeley.

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Eric Hellman

Eric Hellman is the Director of the OCLC Openly Informatics Division. He was formerly President and Founder of Openly Informatics, Inc. which was acquired by OCLC in early 2006. Founded in 1998, Openly Informatics was a leading linking software and metadata company headquartered in Bloomfield, New Jersey. Openly Informatics has a long record of innovation, including the first link server to implement the NISO OpenURL 1.0 Standard. Prior to that, Eric was a research scientist at Bell Labs. He has Ph.D. from Stanford University and did his undergraduate work at Princeton University.

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Jonathan Henke

Jonathan Henke is currently a usability professional in the private sector, but was a researcher at CSHE from 2000 to 2006. He has a master's degree from UC Berkeley's School of Information, with emphases in evaluation of information systems, user interface design, and database design, and is an award-winning Web developer.

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Kunie Horikoshi

Kunie Horikoshi is an IT librarian at Hokkaido University Library in Japan, involved in "HUSCAP" (institutional repository of Hokkaido University) and many other library web services. She has been in charge of web technologies in the "AIRway" project described in the article in this issue of D-Lib Magazine.

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Yannis Ioannidis

Yannis Ioannidis is a Professor at the Department of Informatics and Telecommunications of the University of Athens. Before that he was with the Computer Sciences Department of the University of Wisconsin - Madison. His research interests include database and information systems, digital libraries, and personalization, and has been funded through numerous projects, including DELOS, BRICKS, DILIGENT, and DRIVER from the European Commission. He has been a keynote speaker in several conferences and is currently an Associate Editor of several journals (including the Journal of Digital Libraries and the Journal of Digital Curation). He is an ACM Fellow and currently serves as the ACM Sigmod Vice-Chair.

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Shin Kataoka

Currently Shin Kataoka is a reference librarian at Kyushu University Library in Japan, engaged in reference work, user instructions and providing research tools on the web. He has contributed to the introduction of new tools such as a link resolver and an online research management tool in his university and also does research to provide better library services in the web age.

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Gary King

Gary King (Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1984) is the David Florence Professor of Government at Harvard University. King and his research group develop statistical and other methods for, and conduct diverse applications in, many areas of social science research, focusing on innovations that span the range from statistical theory to practical application. King's work is widely read across scholarly fields and beyond academia. He is included in a "consensus group" of "political scientists who have made the most important theoretical contributions" to the discipline "from its beginnings in the late-19th century to the present" and in ISI's list of the most highly cited researchers across the social sciences. His more than 100 journal articles, 10 public domain software packages, and 7 books span most aspects of political methodology, many fields of political science, and several other scholarly disciplines.

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Georgia Koutrika

Dr. Georgia Koutrika ( is currently a postdoctoral researcher at Infolab, Stanford University. She received her Ph.D. degree in 2005 from the Department of Informatics and Telecommunications of the University of Athens. She also holds a M.Sc. in Advanced Information Systems and a B.Sc. in Informatics from the same department. Her research interests include several aspects of information access in database systems, digital libraries, and the web, such as: social tagging, personalization, spam detection, keyword searching, user modeling and user profiling, and query processing and optimization.

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Carol Minton Morris

Carol Minton Morris (Terrizzi) is the Communications Director for the National Science Digital Library (NSDL) <> and a research associate in the digital libraries research group in Cornell Information Science <>. Her research interests are informed by her background in the publishing industry and visual arts and include establishing collaborative communications systems and tools such as On Ramp, an NSDL content and communications management system for distributed content creation. She is the founding editor of Whiteboard Report <> featuring information from NSDL projects and programs nationwide since 2000.

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Pasquale Pagano

Dr. Pasquale Pagano is a Senior Research Associate of the Networked Multimedia Information Systems Laboratory of the "Istituto di Scienza e Tecnologie della Informazione A. Faedo" (ISTI) of the Italian National Research Council (CNR). He received his M.Sc. in Information Systems Technologies from the Department of Computer Science of the University of Pisa (1998), and his Ph.D. degree in Information Engineering from the Department of Information Engineering: Electronics, Information Theory, Telecommunications of the same university (2006). He has a strong background in digital library distributed architectures. He has participated in the design of the most relevant DL systems developed by CNR - ISTI. Currently Pasquale is the technical support manager of the "DILIGENT: A testbed DIgital Library Infrastructure on Grid ENabled Technology" project. He is also leading the development and deployment of the OpenDLib ( digital library service system in different application areas (libraries, archives, commercial publishing organizations). His current research interests include digital libraries services and architectures.

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Seamus Ross

Seamus Ross is Professor of Humanities Informatics and Digital Curation and Founding Director of HATII (Humanities Advanced Technology and Information Institute) ( at the University of Glasgow. He is an Associate Director of the Digital Curation Centre in the UK (, a co-principal investigator in the DELOS Digital Libraries Network of Excellence (, and Principal Director of DigitalPreservationEurope (DPE) ( He leads the contribution of his research group to Planets ( and CASPAR (, two Integrated Projects co-funded by the European Commission under the Sixth Framework Programme investigating digital preservation. He was Principal Director of ERPANET, a European Commission activity to enhance the preservation of cultural heritage and scientific digital objects (, and a key player in The Digital Culture Forum (DigiCULT Forum) that worked to improve the take-up of cutting edge research and technology by the cultural heritage sector ( Before joining the University of Glasgow he was Head of ICT at the British Academy and a technologist at a company specialising in knowledge engineering. He earned a doctorate from the University of Oxford. Some of his publications are available at <> During 2005/6 Seamus Ross is Visiting Fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford.

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Hans-Jörg Schek

Prof. Dr.- Ing. Hans-Jörg Schek is Emeritus Professor of ETH Zurich. Currently he is affiliated to the University of Konstanz, Germany, and to the University of Basel, Switzerland. He was a Professor of Computer Science at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich between 1988 and 2005, and between 2002 and 2006 he was also a professor at the University for Health Sciences, Medical Informatics and Technology Tyrol (UMIT) Innsbruck. He holds a diploma in Mathematics (University of Stuttgart, 1968) and a Ph.D (1972) and habilitation degree (1978) in Engineering from the University of Stuttgart. The milestones of his career are the IBM Scientific Center Heidelberg (1972-1983), Professor at the Technical University of Darmstadt (1983-1988), and research sabbaticals at IBM Almaden Research (1987), at the ICSI Berkeley (1995) and at the Medical Informatics Department of the University of Heidelberg (1995). Dr. Schek is an ACM Fellow since 2000.

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Heiko Schuldt

Prof. Heiko Schuldt is professor of computer science at the University of Basel, Switzerland where he leads the Database and Information Systems group. Before, he held a professor position at the University for Health Sciences, Medical Informatics and Technology (UMIT) in Hall, Austria. He studied computer science at the University of Karlsruhe, Germany. He received a Ph.D. from ETH Zurich, Switzerland in 2001. Between 2001 and 2003, he was a senior researcher at the Database Research Group of ETH Zurich. His research interests include Databases and Information Systems in Healthcare and Life Sciences, Digital Libraries, Distributed Information Systems, Workflow Management, Transaction Models and Reliable Infrastructures for Distributed Applications (Web Services, Grid Computing). He has published more than 50 papers in international journals and conferences. Professor Schuldt is a member of ACM, SIGMOD, GI and SI.

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Shigeki Sugita

Shigeki Sugita worked at NII (National Institute of Informatics, Japan) in 2000-2003 for NII Institutional Repositories Portal Project, and now is a librarian at Hokkaido University Library in Japan, involved in "HUSCAP" (institutional repository of Hokkaido University). He has also been the chief of the "AIRway" project described in the paper since the early planning stages.

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Keiji Suzuki

Keiji Suzuki worked in a few university libraries for 20 years, and is now a freelance consultant on library-related systems. He hosts a website about the localization of institutional repository softwares and contributes to the Japanese translations of DSpace and EPrints. He has also translated many articles and documents on open access and institutional repository into Japanese.

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Masako Suzuki

Masako Suzuki worked as a librarian at Hokkaido University Library in Japan and is one of the founding members of "HUSCAP" (institutional repository of Hokkaido University). She has also been a project liaison of the "AIRway" project described in the paper since the early planning stages.

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Costantino Thano

Dr.- Ing Costantino Thanos is research director currently affiliated to the "Istituto di Scienza e Tecnologie dell'Informazione- ISTI" of the Italian National Research Council (CNR). He graduated in Electronics Engineering at the University of Pisa and since 1970 has worked at ISTI-CNR. His research interests include digital libraries, centralized/distributed/multimedia data bases, multimedia information retrieval, information engineering. He is director of the DELOS Network of Excellence on Digital Libraries. He has served as scientific coordinator of a number of EU funded projects. He has served as Chairman as well as member of the Program Committee of many of international conferences.

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