D-Lib Magazine
October 2006

Volume 12 Number 10

ISSN 1082-9873

Authors in the October 2006 Issue of D-Lib Magazine

Miguel Rodríguez Artacho

Miguel Rodríguez Artacho (B.S., M.A., Ph.D.) is assistant professor at UNED University, Spain. He is member of the Learning Technologies and Cooperative Systems research group <> at the LSI Department, focused on learning content specifications, semantics and modelling of learning processes, resources and tools. Currently, he is head of the Spanish delegation of Learning Technologies ISO/SC36 Committee and member of the AIED Group at the Kaleidoscope network of excellence <>. Miguel teaches programming algorithms and pattern-based software architectures at UNED.

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Jeroen Bekaert

Jeroen Bekaert, now at Ghent University, joined the Digital Library Research and Prototyping Team at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in 2003. He was part of the team that developed aDORe and is principal liaison between the digital library community and the ISO/IEC MPEG standardization community. Jeroen Bekaert holds a Ph.D. and M.S. in engineering from Ghent University. His research interests include MPEG standardization efforts, digital library architecture and interoperability, contextual environment descriptions, and digital preservation.

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Robert Chavez

Dr. Robert Chavez is project manager of the Digital Repository Program at Tufts University overseeing the development and management of the Tufts institutional digital repository and applications for disseminating digital content. Robert also serves as technology manager for Tufts Digital Collections and Archives where he works on architecting and modeling data for digital collection projects. He has previously worked with the Perseus Project as a developer and GIS specialist. His current work deals with developing and implementing digital repository services (such as asset action packages) that facilitate access of preserved, managed digital assets to teaching, learning, and publication environments.

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Michael Clarke

Michael Clarke is currently the Director of International Business at the American Medical Association. From 2002 through August of 2006 he was the Senior Managing Editor at the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Executive Editor of Pediatrics. It was in this role that he participated as a co-author of the study reported in this article. Prior to his tenure at the AAP, he worked in electronic journal publishing at the University of Chicago Press. Mr. Clarke has authored numerous articles on scholarly publishing and communication. He holds a master's degree from the University of Chicago and a bachelor's degree from the University of Colorado.

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Timothy W. Cole

Timothy W. Cole is Mathematics Librarian and Professor of Library Administration at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. A member of the Library faculty at Illinois since 1989, he has held prior appointments as Systems Librarian for Digital Projects and Assistant Engineering Librarian for Information Services. He is currently principal investigator for an Institute of Museum and Library Services National Leadership Grant to build a collection registry and metadata repository for digital content developed under the auspices of IMLS grant programs. He is past chair of the National Science Digital Library Technology Standing Committee and a former member of the OAI Technical Committee. He has published widely on OAI-PMH, metadata, and the use of XML and SGML for encoding STM journal literature, and has spoken about these topics at multiple venues including the IMLS Web-Wise Conference, ALA annual meeting, ASIST annual meeting, AALL annual meeting, NSDL annual meeting, JCDL, OAI4, and the Open Archives Forum.

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Jon Dunn

Jon Dunn is Associate Director for Technology in the Digital Library Program at Indiana University, overseeing the development and management of software systems to support IU's digital library collections. Prior to joining the Digital Library Program, he worked in the Cook Music Library at IU from 1994-1998 as Technical Director for the Variations digital music library project. He is currently serving as Project Director for IU's IMLS-funded Variations3 digital music library and learning system development project and is a member and past chair of the DLF Aquifer Technology/Architecture Working Group.

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Erik Duval

Erik Duval is a professor in computer science at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium. His current research interests are metadata, open global learning infrastructures and finding – not searching. He is the president of the ARIADNE Foundation <>, technical editor of the IEEE Standard on Learning Object Metadata and co-ordinates work on learning objects, metadata and interoperability in the prolearn network of excellence <>. Erik teaches on human-computer interaction, multimedia, and design.

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Karen Fill

Karen Fill is an Educational Researcher at the University of Southampton, UK. She holds a BSc in Computer and Management Sciences and an MSc in Information Systems. Her primary role is to support academic staff in the design, implementation and evaluation of innovative technologies to enhance teaching and learning. Most recently she has been working on the DialogPLUS project within the Digital Libraries in the Classroom programme funded by JISC in the UK and NSF in the US.

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Muriel Foulonneau

Muriel Foulonneau was project coordinator at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for the CIC-OAI metadata harvesting project, an initiative for developing common best practices for sharing metadata among the CIC group of research universities in the U.S.A. She is part of the American Digital Library Federation and National Science Digital Library best practices expert group on the Open Archives Initiative and shareable metadata. She previously worked as an IT advisor for the French Ministry of culture and was a participant in Minerva project, a collaboration among European ministries of culture on digitization of cultural heritage resources. She also served as an expert for the European Commission for research projects related to digital heritage. She holds a degree from the National School of Library and Information Science in France. Since September 2006, Muriel Foulonneau works at the Centre pour la Communication Scientifique Directe of the CNRS in France where she works on the HAL archive and the European project DRIVER (Digital Repository Infrastructure Vision for European Research).

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Thomas G. Habing

Thomas G. Habing is a Research Programmer at the Grainger Engineering Library Information Center at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where since 1998 he has worked on various digital library projects. In addition to his technical support for various ongoing OAI-PMH related projects at UIUC, including being the developer of the UIUC OAI Registry, Tom is a technical lead for the Library's NDIIPP ECHO DEPository grant project. Before the OAI-era, Tom was a lead developer on the Library's NSF-funded Digital Library Initiative (DLI I) project, and the DARPA-funded D-Lib Test Suite projects. Prior to returning to the midwestern U.S. in 1997, Tom was a Senior Computing Methods and Technology Engineer for The Boeing Company in Seattle, Washington, where he had been employed since 1986 doing systems analysis, programming, and graphical user interface design.

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Rachel Heery

Rachel Heery works for UKOLN, University of Bath, as Deputy Director leading the Research and Development team. Rachel has undertaken research over recent years in the field of metadata, resource discovery and information architectures. Rachel works closely with the JISC as part of the Digital Repositories Programme Support team, and is also participating in the EC DRIVER project She has worked on previous repository projects including the Open Archives Forum and ePrints UK. Other current research includes development of a pilot metadata schema registry with funding from the JISC.

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Donald W. King

Mr. King, a statistician, has devoted 45 years to describing and evaluating communication and information systems and services. Over the past 20 years his research has emphasized communication patterns of scientists, engineers, and medical professionals, as well as economic aspects of electronic journal publishing. He has published extensively by authoring or editing 16 books (3 award-winning); over 150 articles, reviews, book chapters, etc.; and over 200 formal technical reports. At one time it was reported that he was one of the ten most cited authors in the field of information science. In recognition of his research contributions he was named Pioneer of Science Information, Chemical Heritage Foundation; Fellow, American Statistical Association; Award of Merit and Research Award, American Society for Information Science and Technology; Honorary Fellow and Miles Conrad Award and Annual Lecturer, National Federation of Abstracting and Information Services; among many other awards and honors.

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Traugott Koch

Traugott Koch is currently Research Officer at UKOLN, University of Bath, UK where he started working in May 2005. His main areas of interest include knowledge organization, classification and indexing; semantic interoperability; metadata; terminology services and information discovery; digital library development and e-Science. Cf. his homepage: <>. Traugott is a member of the Networked Knowledge Organization Systems/Services (NKOS) network since early 1997 and served as organiser, chair and presenter at NKOS workshops and events both in the USA (since 1997) and Europe (since 2000). He was editor of two NKOS special issues in JoDI 2001 and 2004.

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Carl Lagoze

Carl Lagoze is a Senior Research Associate in Computing and Information Science at Cornell. In this role he teaches and leads research in a number of NSF and Mellon funded projects. His primary research interests include architecture and protocols for distributed information environments, automatic organization of web information, and new environments for scholarly communication. In research collaborations with colleagues at Cornell and elsewhere he has played a major role in the Open Archives Initiative for Metadata Harvesting, the Dienst/NCSTRL architecture and protocol for distributed digital libraries, the ABC metadata ontology, and the Fedora Open Source Repository System.

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Xiaoming Liu

Xiaoming Liu is a researcher in Digital Library Research & Prototyping Team at the Research Library of the Los Alamos National Laboratory. Before 2003, he was a graduate student in Computer Science at Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia.

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Eric Lease Morgan

Eric Lease Morgan is the Head of the Digital Access and Information Architecture Department at the University Libraries of Notre Dame. He considers himself to be a librarian first and a computer user second. His professional goal is to discover new ways to use computers to provide better library service. Some of his more notable contributions include the Mr. Serials Process, the Alex Catalogue of Electronic Texts, and MyLibrary. Almost all of Morgan's writings and programs are available online; he has been practicing "green" open access publishing and open source software distribution since long before the phrases were coined.

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Bill Parod

Bill Parod is Architect for Scholarly Technologies within Academic Technologies at Northwestern University. He has been involved in the design and implementation of humanities computing and digital library projects for many years. Recent projects include WordHoard, The Encyclopedia of Chicago, Andreas Vesalius' De Humani Corporis Fabrica, the Mellon International Dunhuang Archive, Chicago Homer, and the Block Museum of Art. Bill's current interests include repository interoperability and reuse through behavior definition, discovery, and access.

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Sandy Payette

Sandy Payette leads digital library research and development projects at Cornell University Information Science program. She is founder and co-director of the internationally-recognized Fedora Project that deploys sophisticated open-source software that forms the basis of digital libraries, institutional repositories, digital archives, and educational software. She is currently collaborating with colleagues from Cornell and Los Alamos National Laboratory in the NSF-funded Pathways project to design new information architectures for integrating heterogeneous digital repositories and services, and to demonstrate a next-generation scholarly communication system. Sandy's other research areas include digital preservation, information networks, and automated policy enforcement.

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Gert Schmeltz Pedersen

Gert Schmeltz Pedersen works for the digital library at the Technical Knowledge Center of Denmark, at the Technical University of Denmark, as a senior developer. He develops services and applications for the Fedora repository system and takes part in the ALVIS (Superpeer Semantic Search Engine) EU project. Gert has M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in computer science and has worked in many research and development projects in both national and EU contexts.

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Carol Peters

Carol Peters is employed by the Institute for Information Science and Technologies of the Italian National Research Council (ISTI-CNR), Pisa. Her current research activities are focussed on the development of multilingual access mechanisms for digital libraries. She is member of the editorial boards of the International Journal of Digital Libraries and ERCIM News, the journal of the European Research Consortium in Informatics and Mathematics. Since 2000, she has coordinated the Cross-Language Evaluation Forum (CLEF), which promotes research into multilingual information access system development and organizes annual evaluation campaigns. CLEF is an activity of the DELOS Network of Excellence for Digital Libraries ( She is also the leader of MultiMatch, a project of the IST program of the European Commission ( MultiMatch is developing a multilingual search engine specifically designed for access, organisation and personalised presentation of cultural heritage information.

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Hans Pfeiffenberger

Hans Pfeiffenberger is currently responsible for information and communication systems at the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) at Bremerhaven, Germany. He is also the speaker of the Open Access implementation team of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres. Originally trained as a physicist, he holds a Ph.D. from University of Hannover. In the early 1990s he developed research interest in all kinds of (polar) infrastructures for, and applications making use of, the Internet – especially those in support of the work at AWI and Helmholtz. (Today, we call it eScience). His current activities are centred on the management of possibly large, definitely valuable – or even historically unique – datasets. He tries to mediate processes, concepts and technologies from classical data centre operations, Grid- and (OA-) repository-communities.

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Kostas Saidis

Kostas Saidis is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Informatics and Telecommunications at the University of Athens (UoA), Greece. He holds a BSc in Computer Science and an MSc in Advanced Information Systems. He currently works at the Libraries Computer Center of University of Athens, where he played a major role in the development of Pergamos, the UoA digital library. His research interests include digital libraries, object oriented information systems and software engineering.

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Thornton Staples

Thornton Staples is currently the Director of Digital Library Research and Development at the University of Virginia Library. Previous positions include: Chief, Office of Information Technology at the National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution and Project Director at the Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities, University of Virginia. He also considers himself a serious sculptor, direct carving in stone. He has had one- and two-person shows in Washington DC, at various locations in Virginia and at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia. His work is represented in 22 private collections.

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Carol Tenopir

Carol Tenopir is a professor at the School of Information Sciences at the University of Tennessee Knoxville. Her areas of teaching and research include: information access and retrieval, electronic publishing, the information industry, online resources, and the impact of technology on reference librarians. She is the author of several books, including Towards Electronic Journals: Realities for Scientists, Librarians and Publishers (Washington DC: Special Libraries Association, 2000) and Communication Patterns of Engineers, (IEEE/WileyInterScience, 2004), with Donald W. King. Dr. Tenopir has published over 200 journal articles, is a frequent speaker at professional conferences, and since 1983 has written the "Online Databases" column for Library Journal. Dr. Tenopir holds a Ph.D. degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois.

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Herbert Van de Sompel

Herbert Van de Sompel graduated in Mathematics and Computer Science at Ghent University, and also obtained a Ph.D. there. He has held positions as Head of Library Automation at Ghent University, Visiting Professor in Computer Science at Cornell University, and Director of e-Strategy and Programmes at the British Library. Currently, he is the team leader of the Digital Library Research & Prototyping Team at the Research Library of the Los Alamos National Laboratory. He has played a major role in creating the Open Archives Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH), the OpenURL Framework for Context-Sensitive Services, the SFX linking server, and the info URI scheme.

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Tyler O. Walters

Tyler O. Walters is the Associate Director, Technology and Resource Services, Georgia Institute of Technology Library and Information Center, where he provides leadership, vision, and expertise in digital library programs, information technologies, collections and electronic resources management, metadata, and archives. He is a co-PI with the MetaArchive Cooperative, one of the eight original digital preservation partnerships with LC's National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP) ( Mr. Walters is also a founding board member of the Educopia Institute, a new nonprofit organization dedicated to building inter-institutional academic cyberinfrastructure in support of research and scholarship. He currently serves on the NSF/NSDL Sustainability Committee, the ACRL Research Committee, and is Chair, DSpace Program Committee for the 2nd International Conference on Open Repositories (2007). He is a recipient of the Society of American Archivists' Ernst Posner Award for best article in the American Archivist.

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Simeon Warner

Simeon Warner is a Research Associate in Computing and Information Science at Cornell University. He is one of the developers of the arXiv e-print archive ( and his research interests include web information systems, interoperability, and open-access scholarly publishing. He has been actively involved with the Open Archives Initiative (OAI) since its inception and was one of the authors of the OAI Protocol for Metadata Harvesting. He worked at Los Alamos National Laboratory before moving with arXiv to Cornell in 2001. Prior to working on arXiv, he worked in the Physics Department at Syracuse University in computational physics, a discipline in which arXiv has eclipsed conventional journals as the preferred means of scholarly communication.

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