Arms has a background in mathematics, operational research, and computing,
with degrees from Oxford University, the London School of Economics, Sussex
University, and Dartmouth College. He has been a pioneer in applying computing
to academic activities, notable educational computing, computer networks,
and digital libraries. From 1978 to 1985 he was at Dartmouth College as
professor and head of computing. He then joined Carnegie Mellon University
as Vice President for Computing, where his responsibilities included the
Andrew Project in campus-wide distributed computing, educational computing,
and the university libraries. Since January 1995, he has been at the Corporation
for National Research Initiatives (CNRI), where he is responsible for
advanced work in digital libraries and electronic publishing.
Atkinson is the president of the University of California. He served
as chancellor of UC San Diego, director of the National Science Foundation,
and a member of the faculty of Stanford University. He is a member of the
National Academy of Sciences, the Institute of Medicine, the National Academy
of Education, and the American Philosophical Society. He is past president
of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and former
chair of the Association of American Universities. A mountain in Antarctica
is named in his honor.
Brawley is Assistant Professor of English at Kent State University where
she teaches courses in American Studies and Gender and Cultural Theory.
She is editor of Postmodern
Culture, the oldest peer-reviewed electronic journal in the humanities,
published by Johns Hopkins University Press as part of Project MUSE.
Her research addresses literary and material cultures of modernity in the
U.S. in this century and the last. She is completing "This Modern Empire:
Fugitives, Travelers and Technologies of American Identity, 1828-1860,"
a book-length study of the contested process by which the central symptom
of globalizing modernity -- mobility -- became enlisted as evidence of
specifically U.S. national progress. She is currently editing a special
issue of Postmodern Culture, "Distance," that investigates the politics
of mobility in contemporary culture in some of its less likely forms. She
has found that Life Imitates Cultural Critique: she travels weekly to Kent
State from Chicago and is learning that commuting is empire at its most
banal. She earned her doctorate as a Whiting Fellow at the University of
Frazier has been the Director of the University
of Wisconsin-Madison General Library System since 1992 and a member
of the UW-Madison library staff since 1978. He is currently a member of
the Board of Directors of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and
the Chair of the SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources
Coalition) which is an ARL sponsored initiative which has the mission of
reducing the cost of research information by promoting competition and
innovation in scholarly publishing. He is also the current chair of the
Library Directors' Group for the Committee on Institutional Cooperation
and is a member of the Research Library Advisory Committee of the Online
Computer Library Center (OCLC). His is nationally active in university
issues related to copyright and the fair use of copyrighted works for educational
purposes. Ken is frequently heard on the Wisconsin Public Radio Network
where he reviews books and reads poetry with radio host and program director
Jean Feraca. He is the president-elect of the Association
of Research Libraries.
French is the Associate Director, Shared Collections and Services for the
Digital Library where she is responsible for planning and implementing
the University of California's shared digital holdings. Before going to
the CDL, Beverlee served as the Assistant/Associate University Librarian
for Sciences and Systems at the UC Davis and as head of the Science and
Engineering Library at UC San Diego. She holds an A.B. in social sciences
and an M.L.S. degree from UC Berkeley.
Ginsparg received a BA in physics from Harvard University and a doctorate
in theoretical particle physics from Cornell University (where his thesis
advisor was 1982 Nobel Laureate Kenneth Wilson). He was a physics professor
at Harvard University before becoming a research staff member in the theoretical
division of the Los Alamos National Laboratory in 1990. Dr. Ginsparg is
the author of many papers in quantum field theory, string theory, conformal
field theory, and quantum gravity. He is also involved with a number of
scholarly societies including the U.S. National Research Council (where
he serves on U.S. National Committee for Codata), the International Council
of Scientific Unions (studying issues in the transborder flow of scientific
data) and a other National Academy of Sciences and American Association
for the Advancement of Science committees.
1991, Ginsparg started the e-print archive
at Los Alamos. He has advised scholarly societies and government agencies
on the issue of scholarly communication and attends many meetings such
as this one on, what he refers to as the "holy e-grail." Earlier this year,
Dr. Ginsparg received the PAM Award from the Special Libraries Association
"given for significant contribution to the literature of physics, math
or astronomy or to honour work which demonstrably improves the exchange
of information" in those areas.
Grycz has worked in the area of scholarly publishing and scholarly communication
for almost 30 years. He worked for Stanford University Press from 1970
to 1974, and then was invited to take the position of Design and Production
Manager for the University of California Press, a position he held form
1974 to 1989. In 1989, he transferred to the Division of Library Automation,
Office of the President, University of California, where he remained until
taking early retirement in 1994. During his tenure at DLA, he headed up
the Scholarship and Technology Study Project. Currently, Grycz is a consultant
on issues related to electronic information and distributed network technology.
His consulting and advising work has taken him to India, Poland, the Czech
Republic, Germany, England, Colombia, and Canada. He is the author of many
scholarly articles and three books and is the 1997 recipient of the Distinguised
Service Award from the Society of Scholarly Publishers.
Keller is the University Librarian, Director of Academic Information
Resources and Publisher of Highwire Press at Stanford University. He is
also a member of the Board of Overseers of the Stanford University Press.
Keller has a BA in Biology and Music from Hamilton College and an MLS from
SUNY/Geneseo. His master's and Ph.D. work (Musciology) was done at SUNY/Buffalo.
His career has taken him to Cornell, Berkeley, Yale and Stanford.
an effort to make an impact in the publishing market for journals in science,
technology and medicine (STM), Michael Keller established Highwire
Press which has been engaged in co-publishing high impact STM journals
with scholarly societies. Keller has written and consulted extensively
on issues of publishing, librarianship, information policy and musicology.
Peek is an Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Library and Information
Science at Simmons College where she teaches in the areas of electronic
publishing, the information industry and services, social informatics,
and systems analysis. She is editor and contributor to Scholarly Publishing:
The Electronic Frontier which was published in 1996 by MIT Press. The
next volume of the Annual Review of Information Science and Technology
will contain her chapter on electronic scholarly publishing. She writes
a monthly column on Internet publishing for Information
Today . Dr. Peek is on the editorial boards of the Journal
of the American Society for Information Science and the Journal
of Global Information Systems.
Resh has been a professor in the Department of Environmental Science,
Policy and Management at the University of California, Berkeley since 1975.
Among the many courses he teaches is one called the "Scientific Publication
Process;" he has taught workshops on this topic at several universities
in Australia, Israel, France, Russia and the U.S. He is an editor of the Annual
Review of Entomology. Dr. Resh is interested in issues of scholarly
publishing and recently wrote an article in the online journal Issues
of Science and Technology Librarianship
on science and electronic
publishing. In 1995, Dr. Resh received the UC Berkeley Distinguished Teaching
Tom Sanville has been Executive Director of OhioLINK
since July 1992. The program now serves 74 members and participating institutions
with a union catalog equipped with a statewide patron-initiated borrowing
system, 70 reference and research databases, and an electronic journal
center which aggregates the collections of a growing number of publishers.
He was active in the formation and development of the International
Coalition of Library Consortia (ICOLC)
. Sanville was formerly Vice
President of Marketing for Online Computer Library Center (OCLC), Inc.
in Dublin, Ohio. He has a BS from the Georgia Institute of Technology and
an MBA from the University of Michigan. Prior to working for in the information
world, Sanville worked in the soft drink industry including a marketing
position at Coca-Cola.
, Dean of Libraries at The University of Arizona since 1991,
earned a BA from the University of Colorado and an MSLS from the University
of Kentucky. Her Ph.D. work in Higher Education Administration was at the
University of Wisconsin. Stoffle was Deputy Director at the University
of Michigan Library in Ann Arbor and was the Assistant Chancellor for Educational
Services at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. She has written extensively
on issues related to library management, user education, diversity, public
services and budgeting. Stoffle is on the boards of the Association for
Research Libraries and the Center for Research Libraries. She serves on
the OCLC Research Libraries Advising Group and is a past president of the
Association of College and Research Libraries which awarded her the Librarian
of the Year Award in 1992.
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