Alphabetical, by last name.
Jun Adachi is Professor in the Digital Content and Media Sciences Research Division, National Institute of Informatics (NII), Japan. He is also the Director of the Cyber Sceince Infrastructure Development Department of NII. His professional career has largely been spent in research and development of sholarly information systems, such as NACSIS-CAT and NII-ELS. He is also an adjunct professor of the Graduate School of Information Science and Technology (Department of Information and Communication Engineering), University of Tokyo. His research interests are information retrieval, text mining, digital library systems, and distributed information systems. Adachi received his BE, ME and Doctor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering from the University of Tokyo in 1976, 1978, and 1981, respectively. He is a member of IPSJ, IEEE, and ACM.
Jennifer Campbell-Meier just successfully defended her dissertation Case Studies in Institutional Repository Development: Creating Narratives for Project Management and Assessment at the University of Hawaii. In addition to teaching online for the San Jose State University MLIS program, Jennifer is the Coordinator for Information Literacy & Distance Education at North Georgia College & State University.
G. Sayeed Choudhury is the Associate Dean for Library Digital Programs and Hodson Director of the Digital Research and Curation Center at the Sheridan Libraries of Johns Hopkins University. He is also the Director of Operations for the Institute of Data Intensive Engineering and Science (IDIES) based at Johns Hopkins. Choudhury 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. Choudhury has published articles in journals such as the International Journal of Digital Curation, D-Lib, the Journal of Digital Information, First Monday, and Library Trends. He has served on committees for the Digital Curation Conference, Open Repositories, Joint Conference on Digital Libraries, and Web-Wise. He has presented at various conferences including Educause, CNI, DLF, ALA, ACRL, and international venues including IFLA, the Kanazawa Information Technology Roundtable and eResearch Australasia.
Nicole Colovos. As Vice President of Strategic Development for Bremmer & Goris Communications, Nicole Colovos is responsible for working with clients to develop a brand strategy and communicate it effectively to internal and external audiences. Nicole holds a BFA in Communications Art and Design from Virginia Commonwealth University. She began her career at Bremmer & Goris in 1989 and was a full-time designer for over six years before being promoted into business strategy roles. Nicole holds marketing certificates from Georgetown University and the American Management Association. Prior to her position as VP for Strategic Development, Nicole lead the web design and development efforts at Bremmer & Goris. In her current role she works with senior team members on strategic planning for large, multi-faceted campaigns. Her background combines a unique blend of design, technology and strategic thinking. This experience ensures that marketing communications include relevant tactics, sound concepts and ultimately build brand equity and advance a client's mission. A visual communicator at heart with a passion for research, Nicole helps to bridge the gap between design and business.
Rea Devakos coordinates scholarly communication initiatives for the U of T Library. She is also the Ontario region project manager for Synergies, a national initiative to build sustainable and accessible Canadian scholarly communication infrastructures. Before joining the University of Toronto, she served as a Campus Librarian for Vancouver Community College. She has held a variety of public and management positions in academic, public and special libraries.
Teresa Fishel has been at Macalester College since 1985, and Library Director since 1997. Prior to becoming Library Director, Teresawas Head of Reference at Macalester. As Library Director, she manages the library, media services, and campus web services. Teresa started the campus Digital Assets Management working group in 2004 that oversees the implementation and development of systems to manage digital resources including images, media, and text materials. The Digital Commons@Macalester was introduced in 2004 to function as an institutional repository and help manage digital text materials produced by the college, focusing in particular on student work. A separate Scholarly Publishing committee was appointed in 2008, includes faculty, staff, and a student representative, and now serves as Editorial Board for the DigitalCommons and is currently chaired by Teresa.
Richard Fyffe has been Rosenthal Librarian of the College at Grinnell College, Iowa, since August 2006. From 2000 to 2006 he was Assistant Dean of Libraries for Scholarly Communication at the University of Kansas, Lawrence, where he oversaw collection development, policy for electronic licensing, and preservation, and co-led the digital initiatives program (including development of the institutional repository KU ScholarWorks). He served on the Board of Directors of BioOne from 2003 to 2006. He has published and made presentations in areas related to scholarly communication, information policy, and digital preservation. He has held positions at the American Antiquarian Society (Worcester, Massachusetts), the Essex Institute (Salem, Mass.), and the University of Connecticut (Storrs). Richard holds BA and MA degrees in Philosophy, and his MLS is from Simmons College in Boston.
Susan Gibbons is Vice Provost and the Andrew H. and Janet Dayton Neilly Dean of River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester. Ms. Gibbons earned an MLS and M.A. in history from Indiana University, professional MBA from the University of Massachusetts and is currently working on her doctorate in higher education administration. She held library positions at Indiana University and University of Massachusetts, Amherst before moving to the University of Rochester, where she worked as the director of digital library initiatives before moving into administration. Most recently, Ms. Gibbons’ research has focused on methodologies for user studies, the alignment of academic libraries with the needs of Net Generation students, and the future of academic librarianship in the digital age. She was named one of Library Journal’s 2005 “Movers & Shakers” and in 2006 was a Visiting Program Office for the Association for Research Libraries.
Joan Giesecke is the Dean of Libraries, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries. She joined UNL in 1987 and became dean in 1996. Prior to this, she was the Associate Dean for Collections and Services. She has held positions at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, Prince George's County Memorial Library System and the American Health Care Association. She received a doctorate in public administration (D.P.A.) from George Mason University, and MLS from the University of Maryland, a master's degree in management from Central Michigan University, and a BA in economics from SUNY at Buffalo. Giesecke's research interests include organizational decision making and management skills. She has developed a training program for managers and has presented a variety of papers on management and supervisory skills. She is a former editor of Library Administration and Management Journal and has published numerous articles on management issues. Her books include Practical Help for New Supervisors, Scenario Planning for Libraries, and Practical Strategies for Library Managers. She has just completed a book on emotional intelligence and academic library leaders entitled Academic Librarians as Emotionally Intelligent Leaders.
Heather Joseph joined SPARC as director in July 2005. Heather is responsible for SPARC’s overall program development. She determines and implements SPARC goals; leads SPARC’s advocacy efforts to support widespread adoption of open access to scholarly research; identifies and negotiates partnerships with scholarly publishers; builds coalitions of support; and generally represents the interests and values of SPARC to the stakeholders in scholarly communication. Before coming to SPARC, the culmination of Heather’s career in scholarly publishing was serving as President and Chief Operating Officer for BioOne, a SPARC publisher partner. Under her leadership, BioOne focused on helping small scholarly societies in the biological sciences remain independent and competitive in the electronic arena, while maintaining academy friendly access policies. For her work in successfully launching and establishing BioOne, Heather was awarded the 2002 Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers’ Award for Services to Not-for-Profit Publishing. She also served as elected president of the Society for Scholarly Publishing for the 2004–2005 term.
Bonnie Klein is a Copyright Specialist in the Information Collection Division at the Defense Technical Information Center, Ft. Belvior, VA. Prior to joining DTIC in 1992, she worked for the U.S. Army Library Program overseas in South Korea and Germany. Ms. Klein holds an MLS from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and a M.S.Ed. in Instructional Systems Technology from Indiana University, Bloomington. She is an active participant in the US Federal Library and Information Center Committee (FLICC) and chairs the CENDI Copyright Working Group which produces the "CENDI Frequently Asked Questions About Copyright: Issues Affecting the U.S. Government."
Norbert Lossau is the Director of Göttingen State and University Library, Germany. In one of his previous positions he has been the first Head of the Oxford Digital Library, University of Oxford, UK. He is member of various national and international steering committees and advisory boards, among others the Committee for Information Management at the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), the D-Grid Steering Group, the Beirat Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz, and the Executive Board of the German Initiative for Network Information (DINI), SPARC Europe Executive Board. Currently he is the scientific coordinator of the European project DRIVER (Digital Repository Infrastructure Vision for European Research) and of the German national information platform on Open Access (www.open-access.net).
Shawn Martin is Scholarly Communication Librarian at the Van Pelt Library of the University of Pennsylvania. He has a BA in history from Ohio State University and an MA in history from the College of William and Mary. He has worked for several years in digital libraries including the Digital Library Project at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, the Ohio Memory Project at the Ohio Historical Society, and, most recently, the Text Creation Partnership at the University of Michigan. Shawn is also active in several library and scholarly associations and serves as the Executive Director of the American Association for History and Computing.
Catherine Mitchell is Director, eScholarship Publishing Group. She is responsible for overseeing the strategic planning and development of eScholarship Publishing Services at the CDL. Launched in May 2000, the eScholarship Program seeks to provide low-cost, alternative publication services for the UC community, support widespread distribution of the materials that result from research and teaching at UC, and foster new models of scholarly publishing through development and application of advanced technologies. In addition to supporting the eScholarship Repository, CDL's Publishing Services are increasingly offered through collaborative projects with the University of California Press, and are a part of UC's broader effort to ensure a sustainable scholarly publishing system in the service of research and teaching. Catherine holds an A.B. in English Literature from the University of Chicago and a Ph.D. in English Literature from UC Berkeley.
Masamitsu Negishi is Professor of National Institute of Informatics (NII) Japan and chairs the executive committee for SPARC Japan. He has educational background in economics at Tokyo University, and served at the university as Associate Professor. His later career includes the posts of professor and director at International & Research Cooperation Department of NII and the dean of School of Multidisciplinary Sciences, Graduate University for Advanced Studies. His research topics cover scientific information databases, bibliometric studies of research trend and development of scholarly communication.
David Prosser was appointed the first director of SPARC Europe (an alliance of over 110 research-led university libraries from 14 European countries) in October 2002. Previously, he spent ten years in science, technical, and medical journal publishing for both Oxford University Press and Elsevier Science. During this time he was involved in all aspects of publishing from production through to editorial and financial management of journals. Before becoming a publisher he received a PhD and BSc in Physics from Leeds University, UK.
Paul Royster is (since 2005) Coordinator of Scholarly Communications for University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries and manager of their institutional repository. He was previously a professor in the English Department there, and before that was Director of the University of Nebraska Press, Design & Production Manager for Yale University Press, Project Editor for Barron's Educational Series, and Director of Production and Chief Financial Officer for The Library of America. He holds a Ph.D. from Columbia University, an M.A. from the University of Michigan, and an A.B. from Princeton University.
Kathleen Shearer is a part-time Research Associate with the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) and coordinator of the CARL Institutional Repositories Program. She also works as a consultant and freelance researcher and has worked extensively with organizations across Canada in the area of open access, institutional repositories, and scholarly communication.
David Shulenburger joined NASULGC in June of 2006 as NASULGC’s first Vice President for Academic Affairs. His immediate areas of concentration are on accountability in higher education and higher education economics. Before joining NASULGC, Shulenburger was Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor of the University of Kansas. He served there as chief academic officer for thirteen years. He came to the University in 1974 as an assistant professor and held the faculty rank of Professor in the School of Business. He received his Ph.D. and Masters degrees from the University of Illinois and his undergraduate degree from Lenoir Rhyne College. He previously served as a faculty member at Clemson University and as a labor economist for the U.S. Department of Labor. His teaching areas are business economics and labor economics, and his most recent area of research focuses on the economics of scholarly communications and of universities. He has been active nationally and internationally as an advocate for reform in the areas of accountability, scholarly communication and academic accreditation. He was chair of the Board of Directors of the Center for Research Libraries from 2005-07, and is currently a member of that board and of BioOne’s board, member of the National Commission on Writing, and Consulting Editor for Change Magazine. He was Chair of the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges Council on Academic Affairs in 2000-2001.
Janet Sietmann has been the Reserves Supervisor for Macalester College since 1990 and was instrumental in implementing electronic reserves in 1996. In 2005, Janet added the responsibilities of managing the Digital Commons@Macalester. She has been instrumental in coordinating the addition of over 145 Honors projects, acquiring new journals, and facilitating the digitization of the college alumni publications along with materials from the Institute of Global Citizenship. She is currently a member of the Digital Assets Management group and the Scholarly Publishing committee that was formed in 2008. Janet assisted in planning for Macalester's first Open Access Day in October.
Hideki Uchijima has worked for the two university libraries in Tokyo Metropolitan area - the University of Tokyo Library and the Library of Tokyo University of Foreign Studies - for 19 years after he graduated from Waseda University in 1982. He moved to Kanazawa University Library in 2004 and is now the manager of Information Planning Section at the university library. One of the main responsibilities in his current position is the operation of Kanazawa University Repository for Academic Resources (KURA) based on DSpace. After the launch of NII (National Institute of Informatics) Institutional Repository Program in 2006, Digital Repository Federation (DRF) was initiated as one of NII Program by librarians in Japan. He has been actively involved in DRF as one of program managers of the initiative from the beginning. He has joined the Institutional Repository Working Group of Library Liaison Working Committee of NII in 2008.
John Wilbanks runs the Science Commons project at Creative Commons as VP of science. He came to Creative Commons from a Fellowship at the World Wide Web Consortium in Semantic Web for Life Sciences. Previously, he founded and led to acquisition Incellico, a bioinformatics company that built semantic graph networks for use in pharmaceutical research & development. Previously, John was the first Assistant Director at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School and also worked in U.S. politics as a legislative aide to U.S. Representative Fortney (Pete) Stark. John holds a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Tulane University and studied modern letters at the Universite de Paris IV (La Sorbonne). He is a research affiliate at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory in the project on Mathematics and Computation. John also serves on the Advisory Boards of the U.S. National Library of Medicine’s PubMed Central, the Open Knowledge Foundation, the Open Knowledge Definition, and the International Advisory Board of the Prix Ars Electronica’s Digital Communities awards. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Fedora Commons digital repository organization.
Bob Witeck is Chief Executive Officer and a founding partner of Witeck-Combs Communications, Inc. with over 30 years professional communications experience both in the private sector and in public service. He is a seasoned communicator, counselor, public affairs professional and crisis communications expert. Witeck-Combs Communications, founded in 1993 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., is a strategic communications firm helping companies design strategies to strengthen reputations and address communications challenges. The firm’s clients have included SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition), American Airlines, the Christopher Reeve Foundation, Marriott Corporation, the Historical Society of Washington, D.C., MTV Networks, Volvo, and the Natural Gas Supply Association, to name a few. Before opening his independent practice with Wes Combs in 1993, Bob Witeck was senior vice president for Hill & Knowlton Public Affairs, the international public relations and public affairs firm. On Capitol Hill for over a decade, Witeck also served as communications director for the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation and as a Senate press secretary and legislative assistant. He is a graduate with distinction of the University of Virginia, where he was named an Echols Scholar.