D-Lib Magazine
November/December 2007

Volume 13 Number 11/12

ISSN 1082-9873

Authors in the November/December 2007 Issue of D-Lib Magazine

Karen Estlund

Karen Estlund is the Digital Collections Coordinator for the University of Oregon Libraries. In her former position at the University of Utah, Karen ran the J. Willard Marriott Library digital collections program, co-coordinated the University Institutional Repository, led the state-wide Utah Digital Newspaper program, co-chaired the consortial Mountain West Digital Library, and supervised the Utah Digital Repository project. She has an MLIS from the University of Washington Information school.

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Cody Green

Cody Green is a lead systems administrator for Digital Initiatives, Research and Technology at the Texas A&M University Libraries. He has been involved in various digital library projects in the state of Texas such as the creation of the Texas Digital Library in January of 2006 and the creation of the Texas A&M University Institutional Repository in October of 2004. He is currently pursuing a BS in Computer Science from Texas A&M University.

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Karla L. Hahn

As Director of the Office of Scholarly Communication at the Association for Research Libraries (ARL), Karla Hahn provides leadership to advance development of new functionally complete systems of scholarly communication and works to enhance outreach efforts to inform the educational and research communities on trends, findings, and opportunities related to scholarly communication. She has worked at several research libraries and her writings include the book, Electronic Ecology: A Case Study of Electronic Journals in Context and numerous articles on issues relating to publishing and electronic communication.

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Peter B. Kaufman

Peter B. Kaufman is president and executive producer of Intelligent Television ( Intelligent Television's videos, television productions, and research projects focus on making educational and cultural material more widely accessible worldwide. Previously, Kaufman served as associate director of Columbia University's Center for New Media Teaching and Learning ( and director of strategic initiatives for Innodata Isogen, a digitization services company. He has also served as project director of the one-year investigation of "The Economics of Open Content" for the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation (; a member of the American Council of Learned Societies Commission on Cyberinfrastructure for the Humanities and Social Sciences; and an expert consultant on access issues for the Library of Congress's Division of Motion Pictures, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound ( He is the author of "Marketing Culture in the Digital Age: A Report on New Business Collaborations between Libraries, Museums, Archives, and Commercial Companies" for Ithaka and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation ( His e-mail address is <>.

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Jihyun Kim

Jihyun Kim is a doctoral candidate in the School of Information at the University of Michigan. She has been involved in research projects on access systems for archival information, particularly research funded by National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) on the usability of archival access tools. Currently, she is writing her dissertation which investigates motivating and impeding factors affecting faculty self-archiving behavior. She is a research assistant on the MIRACLE Project.

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John J. Leggett

Dr. John J. Leggett is Professor of Computer Science and Associate Dean for Digital Initiatives at the Texas A&M University Libraries. His research efforts over the last 20 years have been focused on information technologies for scholarly work. He has published extensively in a variety of journals and presented numerous invited talks internationally. He was a founding editor of the open access Journal of Digital Information and previously served as Associate Editor of ACM Transactions on Information Systems. He has been instrumental in forming the Hypertext, Digital Libraries and Open Repositories conference series.

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Karen Markey

Karen Markey is a Professor in the School of Information at the University of Michigan. Prior to joining Michigan's faculty in 1987, she was a Senior Research Scientist at the OCLC Online Computer Library Center. Her research has been supported by the Council on Library Resources, Delmas Foundation, Department of Education, Institute of Museum and Library Services, National Science Foundation, and OCLC, and focuses on improving online information systems so that the everyday people who search them find the information they want.

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Alexey Maslov

Alexey Maslov is a researcher with the Digital Initiatives Research and Technology group at the Texas A&M University Libraries. In his time with Digital Initiatives group, he has been working on projects involving scholarly communication, open repositories and digital preservation. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Computer Science with an interest in digital preservation.

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Adam Mikeal

Adam Mikeal is a researcher and programmer for the Digital Initiatives group at the Texas A&M University Libraries. In this capacity, he has also been involved in various initiatives with the Texas Digital Library, and is currently the technical lead on the project to integrate ETD management and workflow into the TDL repository. After earning a degree in history and music from Texas A&M, his interests shifted toward Computer Science, where he is currently pursuing a graduate degree with an emphasis in digital libraries and humanities informatics.

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Anna Neatrour

Anna Neatrour is Project Manager for the University of Utah Marriott Library's Western Soundscapes Archive, and was the program manager for the Utah Digital Repository project. She previously worked as an instruction librarian at the Tisch Library at Tufts University and at the University of Utah. She received her MLIS from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

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Scott Phillips

Scott Phillips is the Research and Development Coordinator for the Texas Digital Library (TDL) – a consortium of academic libraries in the State of Texas. He has been instrumental in designing and deploying repository, journaling, and other scholarly communications services for TDL including a state-wide Shibboleth federation. Located at the Texas A&M University Libraries, Scott is the lead developer on the Manakin user interface project. He joined the DSpace committers group in 2005, and is an active member in the user and developer community. He is currently perusing a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Texas A&M University.

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Soo Young Rieh

Soo Young Rieh is an assistant professor in the School of Information (SI) at the University of Michigan. Her research seeks to better understand people's interactions with information in various contexts such as the web, libraries, and institutional repositories. She is particularly interested in credibility and cognitive authority judgments in the information seeking process. She is the principal investigator of the MIRACLE (Making Institutional Repositories a Collaborative Learning Environment) Project funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). Her research goals in the MIRACLE Project are to identify success factors in institutional repositories from multiple perspectives including administration, service, and use.

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Beth St. Jean

Beth St. Jean is a doctoral student in the School of Information at the University of Michigan and a Graduate Student Research Assistant for the IMLS-funded MIRACLE (Making Institutional Repositories A Collaborative Learning Environment) project. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics from Smith College and a Master's Degree in Information from the University of Michigan. Her research interests include consumer health information behavior, credibility assessment, information literacy, and institutional repositories. Her current research focuses on institutional repository users' perceptions, awareness, and access by positioning institutional repositories in their information behavior landscapes.

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Jeff Ubois

Jeff Ubois is Director of Access and Archival Solutions at Intelligent Television. He co-produced Intelligent Television's four recent conferences and is an advisor to Preserving Digital Public Television, funded by the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program of the Library of Congress. Earlier, he was staff research associate at the School of Information Management and Systems at the University of California, Berkeley, where he developed approaches to measure the accessibility of archival holdings. For the Internet Archive, he has contributed to efforts to managing orphan works, maintaining archival integrity, and managing the collection and retention of digital library usage data. He writes about issues in television archiving and digital video at <>. His articles have appeared in First Monday, the Journal of Digital Information, Release 1.0, ComputerWorld, and the publications of Ferris Research, a San Francisco-based consultancy specializing in collaboration software. His e-mail address is <>.

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Andrew Waugh

Andrew Waugh is the Manager Technical Research at Public Record Office Victoria (PROV). He has an MSc in Computer Science from the University of Melbourne and worked for CSIRO until 2005 researching computer networking, metadata, and document management. He became involved with digital preservation in 1998 when he worked on the development of the Victorian Electronic Records Strategy (VERS) at PROV. Andrew was then involved in pilot implementations of VERS in the Victorian government, and was seconded to PROV in 2002 to develop digital preservation practices.

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Elizabeth Yakel

Elizabeth Yakel is an associate professor in the School of Information at the University of Michigan where she teaches in the Archives and Records Management Specialization. Her research interests include analyzing archival user needs and improving access to primary sources. She has received funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the National Historical Publications and Records Commission, and OCLC. She has published widely on many aspects of archival use and user services in such publications as American Archivist, Archivaria, and Archival Science. She is co-principal investigator of the MIRACLE Project.

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Allison Zhang

Allison Zhang is Manager, Digital Collections Production Center at the Washington Research Library Consortium (WRLC). She is responsible for creating digital collections ( for the WRLC member libraries. Prior to joining WRLC, she was the Project Coordinator for Connected History Online ( She also worked as Electronic Resources Librarian and Digital Project Specialist at the University of Rochester. She holds Bachelor and Master degrees in Economics, an MBA and an MLS. She is the author of an award-winning web site "Multimedia File Formats on the Internet" and a book File Formats on the Internet: A Guide for PC Users.

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