D-Lib Magazine
November 2004

Volume 10 Number 11

ISSN 1082-9873

Authors in the November 2004 Issue of D-Lib Magazine

Faisal Ahmad

Faisal Ahmad is currently a Ph.D. student at University of Colorado at Boulder. He works in Boulder Learning Technologies Groups under the leadership of Dr. Tamara Sumner. He has served as student chair on the Joint Conference on Digital Libraries 2005. Current projects involve enhancing digital libraries usage by linking resource discovery and educational standards and modeling and developing knowledge organization services. His other interests include knowledge organization systems, ubiquitous computing and educational technologies.

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Sonal Bhushan

Sonal Bhushan graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder with B.S. and M.S. degrees in Computer Science in May 2004. She currently works as a software developer for the DLESE (Digital Library for Earth System Education) Program Centre, which is part of the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR). DLESE is sponsored by the National Science Foundation, and is a community effort involving educators, students, and scientists working together to improve the quality, quantity, and efficiency of teaching and learning about the Earth system at all levels.

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José H. Canós

José H. Canós is an associate professor in the School of Computer Science at the Technical University of Valencia (Spain). He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the same university, where he teaches Software Engineering and Digital Libraries. His current research interests are digital libraries, emergency management information systems, bibliography management and software engineering. He has received grants from the Spanish Government and European Union, among others. Dr. Canós served as Program Chair for the Third Spanish Digital Library Conference. He was the coordinator of the NDLTD node at the School of Computer Science at the Polytechnic University of Valencia from 1999 to 2003.

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G. Sayeed Choudhury

G. Sayeed Choudhury, is the Associate Director for Library Digital Programs and Hodson Director of the Digital Knowledge Center at the Sheridan Libraries of Johns Hopkins University. He serves as principal investigator for projects funded through the National Science Foundation, Institute of Museum and Library Services, and the Mellon Foundation. He has oversight for the digital library activities and services provided by the Sheridan Libraries at Johns Hopkins University.

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Lynne Davis

Lynne Davis is the lead Human-Computer Interaction Engineer and Usability Specialist for the Digital Library for Earth System Education (DLESE) Program Center located at the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado. In recent years, she has been leading a team of user interface and instructional designers, all devoted to the principles of user-centered design, to create and assure usable and effective user interfaces for all aspects of DLESE ( She has also worked as a usability specialist on web site redesign projects with NOAA, GLOBE, and UCAR. Of particular interest are issues of accessibility, and conceptual and contextual browsing and searching interfaces for use by educators.

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Tim DiLauro

Tim DiLauro is the Digital Library Architect in the Library Digital Programs and Digital Knowledge Center of the Sheridan Libraries at Johns Hopkins University. Since 1982, he has worked for JHU 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. Since 1995, 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. His current work deals with the integration of multiple repositories with multiple services to support digital collections, learning, publishing, and preservation.

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The Goddard Library Digital Archiving Team

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From left to right:
Alessandro Senserini, Nikkia Anderson, Dan Smith, Jr.,
Gail Hodge and Robert B. Allen

Alessandro Senserini is a 2002 graduate in Computer Science from the University of Maryland, College Park. He worked as a programmer with Information International Associates, Inc., (IIa). Currently, he is employed at Plateau Systems in Arlington, Virginia. Nikkia Anderson, a 2004 graduate in Computer Science from Bowie State University, is a computer programmer with IIa. Her current projects include the development of a core metadata set for the Goddard Library; 508 compliance, and developing procedures for digitizing a collection of NASA Balloon Technology documents. Dan Smith is a library technician with primary responsibility for web and video capturing. He is currently a Computer Science student at Anne Arundel College. Gail Hodge is Sr. Information Scientist, IIa. She has published and lectured extensively on digital preservation and metadata. Robert B. Allen, professor at the College of Information Studies, University of Maryland, College Park, works on digital libraries and digital preservation. He is Chair of the ACM Publications Board, and he developed the basic algorithms used in most recommender systems.

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Qianyi Gu

Qianyi Gu is a Ph.D. student at the University of Colorado at Boulder, Department of Computer Science. His research topics are in Artificial Intelligence, Human-Computer Interaction and Information Retrieval and Information Visualization. He received his M.S. from the Computer Science Department, State University of New York at Stony Brook. His masters thesis work there involved different technologies for information retrieval, web mining and presentation. Currently, he is involved in several Digital Libraries research projects, two of which are the Digital Library for Earth System Education (DLESE -, and the National Science Digital Library (NSDL).

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Greg Janée

Greg Janée is technical leader of the Alexandria Digital Library Project, principal developer of the Alexandria Digital Library software, and developer of the ADL gazetteer and thesaurus protocols. He is currently working on federated digital library architectures supporting Earth science data. Greg has an M.S. in computer science and a B.S. in mathematics, both from the University of California at Santa Barbara. His experience prior to the Alexandria project was in the private sector in the areas of object-oriented class libraries; 2D, 3D and fractal-based visualization; rule-based expert systems; scripting and query languages; and database systems.

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Manuel Llavador

Manuel Llavador is a Computer Science student at the School of Computer Science of the Valencia Technical University (Spain). His current research interests are emergency management information systems, bibliography management and software engineering. He has received grants from Microsoft Research Cambridge and from the Spanish Government.

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Julien Masanès

Julien Masanès is responsible for web archiving at the Bibliothèque nationale de France (BnF) for making preparations to extend legal deposits to the Internet. He is the conservator in the BnF digital library department and is also involved in digital preservation coordination at the BnF. He participated at the NEDLIB project and reflexion on metadata for long-term preservation. He is the co-organiser of the ECDL workshops on web archiving. He received an M.S. in Philosophy (Sorbonne 1992), an M.S. in Cognitive Science (EHESS 1994) and an M.S. in librarianship (ENSSIB 2000). Julien Masanès actively participated to the creation of the International Internet Preservation Consortium he now coordinates.

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Francis Molina

Francis Molina is the technology director for AAAS Project 2061. His primary responsibilities are the design, development, and testing of web applications and supervision of the project's technology personnel. He has a background in research, science education, and computing. As a two-time fellow of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), he conducted teacher training and professional development in molecular biology and the use of Internet computing tools. He obtained his Ph.D. in Botany from the University of British Columbia and his Certificate in Interactive Multimedia with a combined track in Web development and multimedia authoring from George Washington University.

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Mark Patton

Mark Patton received a B.S (2001) and M.S. (2004) in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University, where he currently is a programmer at the Digital Knowledge Center of the Sheridan Libraries. His work includes AIHT, a digital preservation project funded by the Library of Congress, and SCALE, an NSDL (National Science Digital Library) services project.

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Andreas Rauber

Andreas Rauber has been a member of the academic faculty of the Department of Software Technology and Interactive Systems (ifs) at the Vienna University of Technology (TU-Wien) since 1997. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Vienna University of Technology in 1997 and 2000, respectively. In 2001 he joined the National Research Council of Italy (CNR) in Pisa as an ERCIM Research Fellow, followed by an ERCIM Research position at the French National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Control (INRIA) at Rocquencourt, France in 2002. He also serves on the board of the IEEE Technical Committee on Digital Libraries (TCDL). In 2002 he received the Cor Baayen Award of the European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics. His research interests, apart from Web archiving, include text and music information retrieval and organization, information visualization, and neural computation.

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David Reynolds

David Reynolds is Metadata Librarian for the Sheridan Libraries of The Johns Hopkins University. He coordinates library metadata initiatives and advises other units on campus on metadata standards. Current projects include overseeing EAD design for several archival projects and development of a canonical metadata format for the Archive Ingest and Handling Test. In addition to his metadata activities, David chairs the Sheridan Libraries Web Steering Committee.

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Enrique Ruiz

Enrique Ruiz is a Computer Science student at the School of Computer Science of the Valencia Technical University (Spain). He implemented Bibword, the bibliography manager for Microsoft Word that was later replaced by Bibshare.

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Carlos Solís

Carlos Solís is a Ph.D. student in the School of Computer Science at the Technical University of Valencia, Spain. He studied Computer Engineering in the Mexican Autonomous Institute of Technology (ITAM). His research interests are digital libraries, bibliography management and software engineering. He has a grant from Mexico's National Council for Science and Technology (CONACYT).

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Andreas Stanescu

Andreas Stanescu is Software Architect for OCLC's Digital Archive. He is developing and prototyping processes to create preservation plans for documents ingested by the Digital Archive, including a method to identify and measure changes in the supporting IT environment. As technical lead, Mr. Stanescu focuses on the system architecture for the OCLC Digital Archive and optimizing it for preservation. Prior to joining OCLC, Andreas developed a software program that secured access to system services and implemented strong cryptographic solutions to protect data integrity. His B.S. and M.S. degrees in Computer Science are from Franklin University, Columbus, Ohio.

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Tamara Sumner

Tamara Sumner is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Colorado, with a joint appointment between the Department of Computer Science and the Institute of Cognitive Science. Her research interests include human-computer interaction, design research, educational technology, and interactive scholarly publishing. Lately, she has combined these interests in two action research projects: the Journal of Interactive Media in Education ( and the Digital Library for Earth Systems Education ( Prior to joining the University of Colorado, Dr. Sumner served as Lecturer with the Knowledge Media Institute at The Open University in the United Kingdom.

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Stedman Willard

Ted Willard is a senior program associate for AAAS Project 2061. His primary responsibilities involve developing growth-of-understanding maps for the next edition of the Atlas of Science Literacy. The maps in the Atlas show the relationships between specific learning goals and how the understanding of a concept develops over the course of K-12 education. Before joining Project 2061, he taught high school physics for five years. He also spent five years editing elementary and high school science textbooks. Willard has a B.S. in earth, atmospheric, and planetary science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Michael Wright

Michael Wright is currently the Technical Director at the DLESE Program Center where he is responsible for developing the core infrastructure for DLESE. He also participates in the NSDL Technical Committee where he is currently co-chair. Current projects involve linking Geoscience Data projects to the digital library, and investigating the use of knowledge organization structures in a digital library environment. He also has interests in digital libraries and electronic publishing: e-print archives, community-based publishing, peer review systems, and Web technologies supporting distance learning infrastructures.

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