D-Lib Magazine
September/October 2007

Volume 13 Number 9/10

ISSN 1082-9873

Authors in the September/October 2007 Issue of D-Lib Magazine

José Borbinha

José Borbinha has a background in Electrical Engineering and a Ph.D. in Computer Science. He is an Assistant Professor at the Information Systems and Computer Engineering Department at the IST, and a researcher of the Information Systems Group at INESC-ID. His main research interests are in the areas of information systems design, especially in scenarios of interoperability and document engineering (metadata, schemas, digital preservation, etc.). He was I&D Director at the National Library of Portugal (1998-2005), where he promoted the initiative for the National Digital Library. He has been an active member in multiple projects and initiatives in the area of digital libraries (DELOS, LEAF, TEL, MALVINE, NEDLIB, MinervaPlus, DIGMAP) and member of the Programme Committees of the major international conferences in the area (JCDL, ECDL, ICADL, etc.). José Borbinha is member of the Portuguese Society of Engineers ("Ordem dos Engenheiros"), the Portuguese Association of Librarians, Archivists and Documentalists ("Associa��o Portuguesa de Bibliotec�rios, Arquivistas e Documentalistas"); the ACM and of the IEEE. He is a founding member of the IEEE Technical Committee on Digital Libraries.

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Lillian Cassel

Lillian (Boots) Cassel is professor of Computing Sciences at Villanova University, near Philadelphia PA. Her current projects include CITIDEL (, a part of the National Science Digital Library ( that serves teachers and learners in the computing subjects and the Computing Ontology Project (, an ambitious effort to categorize all of the computing and information related subject areas. These activities tie in with her current role on the ACM Education Board where she is part of the curriculum committee and is leading the investigation of curriculum recommendations for masters level programs.

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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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Erik Duval

Erik Duval is a professor in the research unit on hypermedia and databases, at the computer science department of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. Erik teaches courses on Human-Computer Interaction, Multimedia, Problem Solving and Design. His current research interests are metadata in a wide sense, learning object metadata in particular, and how they enable finding rather than searching; a global learning infrastructure based on open standards; human-computer interaction in general, and in a learning or digital repository context in particular, so that we can "hide everything but the benefits"; the application of information and communication technology in education and training. Erik serves as president of the ARIADNE Foundation, technical editor for the standard on Learning Object Metadata, coordinator of the work on learning objects, metadata and interoperability within the ProLearn Network of Excellence, a member of the Scientific and Technical Council of the SURF Foundation. Erik is a fellow of the AACE, a member of ACM, and the IEEE computer society.

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Edward A. Fox

Dr. Edward A. Fox holds a Ph.D. and M.S. in Computer Science from Cornell University, and a B.S. from M.I.T. Since 1983 he has been at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), where he serves as Professor of Computer Science. He directs the Internet Technology Innovation Center at Virginia Tech, Digital Library Research Laboratory, Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations, Computing and Information Technology Interactive Digital Educational Library (CITIDEL), and a number of other R&D projects. He chairs the Policy Committee of the NSDL. In addition to his courses at Virginia Tech, Dr. Fox has taught over 50 tutorials in more than 18 countries.

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Maitrayee Ghosh

Maitrayee Ghosh is Commonwealth Professional fellow 2005-2006 and ACRC Research Fellow 2007 at WKW School of Communication and Information, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. She is the recipient of DANIDA fellowship 2002 from IFLA; IATUL travel grant 2005 and ETD travel grant 2007.Currently she is pursuing her Ph.D. on Library consortia and resource sharing among Engineering Libraries in India. She served as Information Coordinator of IFLA, Women's Issues Section from 2003-2005. She is Assistant Librarian and Head Documentation division at P.K. Kelkar Library, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. She attended many international conferences and published articles in international journals and conference proceedings.

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Anna Gold

Anna Gold is Head Librarian, Engineering and Science Libraries, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She holds an MLS from Catholic University of America and an MS in Science and Technology Studies from Virginia Tech. Before joining MIT in 2004 she held positions at the University of California, San Diego, the National Science Foundation, and the Library of Congress. Her interests include theory of information; computational and data science; digital library services; and complex engineering systems. She is currently a member of the ARL E-Science Task Force.

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David Groenewegen

David Groenewegen has been ARROW Project Manager since January 2006. Previously he spent a number of years working in the areas of electronic information provision and information literacy at Monash University, and in information resources at the University of Ballarat. He holds a Masters Degree in History from the University of Melbourne, and a Graduate Diploma in Information Management from RMIT University.

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Cathrine Harboe-Ree

Cathrine Harboe-Ree is the Monash University Librarian. She is a member of the CAUL (Council of Australian University Librarians) Executive and a faculty member of the CAUDIT EduCause Institute. She was the CAUL representative on the Australian Government's eResearch Coordinating Committee in 2005 and 2006 and is currently a member of AeRIC (the Australian e-Research Infrastructure Council). She has established an electronic press for her university ( and is the project leader of the institutional repository project, ARROW (

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Robert H. McDonald

Robert H. McDonald is the Project Manager for the Chronopolis Data Preservation Environment at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) a research unit of U.C. San Diego. As project manager for the Chronopolis partnership, McDonald is responsible for the administration, policy and outreach component of the preservation environment and serves as a coordinator among Chronopolis partner nodes. Prior to his involvement with Chronopolis and SDSC he served as the Associate Director of Libraries for Technology & Research at Florida State University. Mr. McDonald is an active speaker and author and has presented previously at the annual meetings of EDUCAUSE and the American Library Association. He has an M.L.I.S. from the University of South Carolina and an M.Mus. from the University of Georgia. His website is located at

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Cat S. McDowell

Cat Saleeby McDowell is the Digital Projects Coordinator for University Libraries at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. There, she oversees digitization and digital preservation initiatives, manages electronic records, and provides support for faculty e-scholarship. Prior to joining the Electronic Resources and Information Technology team at UNCG, she worked in archival departments at Duke, Wake Forest, and Winston-Salem State Universities. She holds a B.A. from Duke and a M.A. in Public History/Archival Administration from North Carolina State University.

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Manik Mandal

After graduating with Honours in Physics, Dr. Manik Mandal did his Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Library and Inf. Sc. from the University of Burdwan, West Bengal, India. He obtained his Ph.D. Degree from Sambalpur University , Orissa, and worked in the University of Burdwan library for more than 10 years. Presently, he is working as Librarian in National Institute of Technology, Durgapur (Deemed University),India. Dr. Mandal has published a good number of papers in peer-reviewed journals in India and abroad. He participated in SILF Conference, 2006 in Shanghai, China, and IATUL 2007 in KTH, Stockholm, Sweden. He is a Life Member of the Indian Library Association (ILA), Indian Association of Special Libraries & Inf. Centres (IASLIC), and Emerald Literati Network, U.K.

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Javed Mostafa

Dr. Javed Mostafa is an associate professor in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He teaches and conducts research in the information science area, specializing in information retrieval and user modeling. He has joint faculty affiliations in the information science program and biomedical research and imaging center (a Medical School entity) at UNC. Recently, his research focused on personalized health information delivery while preserving privacy (a National Science Foundation funded project). He is also the PI on an ongoing educational grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services focusing on training next generation digital librarians.

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Jehad Najjar

Jehad Najjar is a computer science researcher interested in the evaluation of learning systems. Since October 2002, he has been conducting his PhD research in the Hypermedia and Databases research group – Computer Science Department – of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium. Much of his recent work focuses on tracking and analysing data about user attention and interest across systems and contexts. He is also interested in studying the use and usability of learning object repositories.

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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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Adam Smith

Adam Smith is a senior software architect and project leader at Cornell University Library in Ithaca New York, where he has been focused most recently on developing Cornell's digital repository and digital preservation infrastructure.

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Chuck Thomas

Chuck Thomas is currently a member of the Digital Library Services Team at the Florida Center for Library Automation (FCLA) and was previously the Assistant Director for Scholarly Communication and Integrated Digital Services at the Florida State University Libraries. With over a decade of digital library program management experience, he is heavily involved in digital collections building and has worked previously on large-scale metadata solutions for diffuse digital libraries. He holds an MIS degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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Andrew Treloar

Andrew Treloar is currently the Director and Chief Architect of the ARCHER [] project. He is also the ARROW [] Technical Architect and DART [] Project Architect. He has held a number of management roles within ITS in the Web and Internet technologies area. His research areas include institutional, data management and scholarly communication. He never finds enough time for practising his cello, reading, talking to his chickens, or working in his vegetable garden.

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Martin Wolpers

Martin Wolpers is post-doc researcher in the group of hypermedia and databases at the computer science department of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. His current research focus is on contextualized attention metadata (CAM) and how to use CAM to improve access to learning resources. Before, he has been working in the areas of knowledge representation, knowledge management, technology enhanced learning and P2P networks. He teaches a course on multimedia modelling and programming at K.U.Leuven. He has been project manager of the EU/IST supported network of excellence on professional learning and now manages the involvement of the research unit in several large European projects.

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