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Building Communities in Virtual SpaceBrian Beaton, Mike Ridley, Steve Salmons, Kathy Scardellato
 
The Web as a Global DesktopThomas Dowling, Jennifer Howath, Eric Lease Morgan
 
Management in a Time of ChangeHal Berghel, Lynn Copeland, Mark Leggot
 
eContent & LibrariesJeff Beaird, Kevin S. Clarke, Martin Halbert, Thom Hickey, Terry Huttenlock,
Slavko Manojlovich, Bill Moen, Mike Ridley
 
Open Source Software & LibrariesShirley Ainsworth, Dan Chudnov, Ana Maria Escalante, Gerardo Coello,
Mark Jordan, Walter Lewis, Glen Newton
 
Are We There Yet?Peter Binkley, Steve Gregory, Jenny Levine, Clifford Lynch, Peter Rukavina
 
Pre-conference sessionsPhil Graniero, Alice Grgicak-Mannion, Art Rhyno, Steve Sloan
 
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Speaker BiographiesSession
 
Info Trek. The database, the e-journal, the user... Hermes: the fourth passenger
Shirley Ainsworth
Instituto de Biotecnologia-UNAM
BA Classics, Birmingham University,Gt Britain (1976); Postgraduate diploma Library and Information Science, Manchester Polytechnic (1978); Reference Librarian, El Colegio de Mexico, (1982-1996); The Librarian, Biotechnology Institute, UNAM (1996 to date).

She has been working in libraries in Mexico for more than 20 years, principally in reference, although in her present post she is a solo librarian, concentrating on electronic resources. She has collaborated previously with Gerardo Coello and Ana Maria Escalante on a project to share bibliographic databases between several research institutes, and is now promoting the use of electronic resources through Hermes. She has been participating in the project from its beginning, and is reponsable for the integration and upkeep of the databases underlying the system, as well as being involved in the development of new alternatives and potential features of the system.
 
DocBook for Documenting It All
Jeff Beaird
Systems and Technological Services, Wheaton College
Jeff has a B.A. in English and has experience in a variety of professional library positions. Currently his major responsibilites revolve around managing the server environment.

The department of Systems and Technological Services is responsible for design, development and maintenance of the computer systems for the library. In the past three years we have installed Open Source solutions such as Linux servers, MyLibrary and OSCR.
 

K-Net: a practical expression of Indigenous community development
Brian Beaton
K-Net Services Coordinator
Brian is the Project Leader of Keewaytinook Okimakanak's Kuh-ke-nah SMART First Nations demonstration project http://knet.ca. The K-Net program began in 1994 under the direction and vision of the First Nation Chiefs. The Smart Communities project began in April, 2001.

Brian oversees community and regional network planning and implementation activities; financial, project and personnel management; and liaison efforts with all sectors. He is a director of the 807-Network Community-based Network (CBN) in Thunder Bay. In January 2001 he was asked to sit on the National Broadband Task Force which was tasked with mapping out a strategy to deliver broadband services to every community in Canada by 2004.

His background involves a number of community development, system-management, and wide area team-building initiatives. His applied experience implementing both Contact North and the Wahsa Distance Education High School highlight his personal commitment to community-driven deliverystrategies and outcomes-based approaches to project leadership. Brian has an intensive and concrete knowledge of community needs and issues and has worked extensively with local and regional stakeholders to design and implement appropriate First Nation driven telecommunications partnerships and solutions.
 
Keynote: Analog Executives in a Digital World
Hal Berghel
Dept. of Computer Science, Univ. of Nevada, ACM Distinguished Lecturer & IEEE Distinguished Visitor

Hal Berghel is Professor and Chair of Computer Science at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas. His research interests include electronic communities, Digital Libraries, Internet security and privacy, highly interactive, participatory, and multimedia software systems, and electronic information management. He is a member of the ACM Publications Board and is currently Vice Chair of the ACM Member Activities Board, as well as having served on the editorial boards of Communications of the ACM (CACM), International Journal of Communication Systems, and IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, to name just a few. Among many other awards and honors, Dr. Berghel was named a Fellow of the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) in 2001, and is one of a very few individuals to be a Fellow of both the ACM and IEEE. He has also been selected IEEE Distinguished Visitor on behalf of the IEEE Computer Society as well as receiving the ACM Distinguished Lecturer award multiple times.


Dr. Berghel's writings on Digital Libraries and his popular "Digital Village" columns in CACM demonstrate his remarkable ability to combine technical and social themes in a highly accessible manner. For the Access 2002 conference, Dr. Berghel will address a topic he has tackled in one of his CACM columns entitled "The Cost of Having Analog Executives in a Digital World". If you are a technology decision maker or are responsible for dealing with the consequences of technological directions adopted by your library, this is an opportunity to hear one of the foremost technical minds in the world give his thoughts on the importance of accurate technology forecasting and where technical skills are critical to the information needs and future health of current organizations.
 
A SiteSearch Story from the Rockies: a campfire tale that demonstrates most of the themes of Access, including resource sharing and what happens when good shrink-wrapped software goes OSS
Peter Binkley
Digital Initiatives, U. of Alberta
PB was born in North Carolina and raised in London, Ont. He completed a Ph.D. in Medieval Studies at the University of Toronto in 1991, and for the next four years was a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Groningen in Holland, working on medieval encyclopaedias. He then took his MLIS at UWO,and moved to Alberta in 1999 as developer for TAL Online, a province-widevirtual union catalogue. Last year he moved to the University of Alberta asDigital Initiatives Technology Librarian.
 
OSS: a Real Option in Real Time
Dan Chudnov
oss4lib curator
Daniel Chudnov is a librarian, and a leading advocate for the use of libre software in libraries, as a frequent public speaker and author, and as manager of the oss4lib weblog and listserv. He has worked on several leading open source projects, most recently including the initial development and implementation of DSpace at MIT Libraries. Prior to this he founded the jake project at the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library at the Yale University School of Medicine, and also at Yale distributed a free ILL tool called EDD that was absorbed into the award-winning Prospero project from the Prior Health Sciences Library at the Ohio State University.
 
XML and MARC: a choice or replacement?
Kevin S. Clarke
Digital Information Systems Developer, Lane Medical Library, Stanford University
Kevin S. Clarke is the digital information systems developer at Lane Medical Library, Stanford University Medical Center. With experience cataloging and programming in a variety of academic library environments, he considers himself a programming librarian. Kevin's recent work includes contributions to Stanford's Medlane project. The Medlane project aims to simplify library cataloging while maintaining the same level of data fidelity. The project sees XML as the vehicle through which these changes can be made.
 
Info Trek. The database, the e-journal, the user...Hermes: the fourth passenger
Gerardo Coello-Coutino
Instituto de Biotecnologia-UNAM
BSc in Biology, Faculty of Sciences, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) (1989); Research assistant, data analysis of population genetics, University of Missouri, St Louis, USA (1990); MSc studies in Computing Sciences, IIMAS, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) (1991-1994); Head of the Computing Department, Institute of Cell Physiology, UNAM (1991 to date).

During the last 10 years he has worked on the development and integration of systems, and on network and server administration on Windows, linux and Web platforms, both for academic and adminstrative use. His main interests lie in bringing closer computing services to the users, specifically facilitating access and use of information services by the academic community. He is the inventor, coordinator and principal developer of the Hermes project. For more than 2 years he has spent a great deal of his time developing this project, incorporating new databases and stretching the project's potential.
 
The View from the West
Lynn Copeland
University Librarian, Simon Fraser University
Lynn Copeland has been the University Librarian at Simon Fraser University since 1998, and prior to this was the Head of the library's Systems Data and Resource Sharing department. Lynn has also been the Manager of the British Columbia Electronic Library Network (ELN) and worked in the University of British Columbia's Library Systems office.
 
Web Standards: why they matter and how well are libraries following them
Thomas Dowling
Assistant Director for Library Systems, Ohionet
Thomas Dowling is the Assistant Director for Library Systems, Client-Server Applications at the Ohio Library and Information Network ("Web Guy" in English). Thomas frequently posts and pontificates on web matters on the Web4Lib listserv <http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/Web4Lib>, and sits on the Web4Lib Advisory Board. Somehow he also manages to maintain the Libweb (Library Servers via WWW) <http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/Libweb/>, a directory of over 6000 library home pages world wide.
 
Info Trek. The database, the e-journal, the user...Hermes: the fourth passenger
Ana Maria Escalante-Gonzalbo
Instituto de Biotecnologia-UNAM
BSc in Biology, Faculty of Sciences, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) (1989); Research assistant, data analysis of population genetics, University of Missouri, St Louis, USA (1990); MSc studies in Computing Sciences, IIMAS, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) (1991-1994); Member of the Computing Department, Institute of Cell Physiology, UNAM (1991 to date).

In the Computing Department of the Institute of Cell Physiology she has worked on network and server administration, and has written programs and interfaces both for academic and adminstrative use.She has been involved in promoting shared access to electronic information resources between several University research institutes for several years and has worked on developing strategies for exploiting electronic resources available both in the Institute and University as a whole. She has been working on the Hermes project for the last 2 years under its coordinator, Gerardo Coello, principally in programming and development, integrating information services into a simple homogeneous platform to facilitate use of digital resources.
 
Introduction to GIS for Libraries & Geospatial & Statistical Data in GIS applications
Phil Graniero
Earth Sciences, University of Windsor
Phil Graniero is an Assistant Professor in the Earth Sciences department at the University of Windsor, specializing in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), geospatial information, and environmental modelling. Phil's academic education is marked by three main pieces of paper: a B.E.S. and M.E.S. from Waterloo and a Ph.D. from Toronto.
He has over 10 years' practical experience with GIS, information systems, and application development drawn from a broad range of academic and consulting projects. Phil's primary research revolves around the development of effective and responsible methods for acquiring and using geospatial data to aid in understanding and ultimately solving environmental problems. He has a keen interest in building public awareness and understanding of GIS and its applications; over the years he has shared his enthusiasm for GIS with scientists, teachers, and students at all levels in a variety of presentations and publications.
 
A SiteSearch Story from the Rockies: a campfire tale that demonstrates most of the themes of Access, including resource sharing and what happens when good shrink-wrapped software goes OSS
Steve Gregory
Senior Programmer, Colorado Virtual Library
Steve Gregory earned a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics in 1989 from the California State University, Chico, and was the CSUC President's Award winner that year. He has studied additionally at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and at the Naropa Institute.

Steve has worked with the Colorado State Library since 1997, where most of his job duties involve persuading unlikely pairs of software products to exchange messages usefully. Today he is updating SiteSearch to enable Z39.50 retrieval of records in XML and SUTRS records syntaxes. He is also involved with the Colorado Virtual Library, the SWIFT interlibrary loan system, the Colorado Digitization Project, and the soon-to-be-announced Colorado FGDC node.

His extracurricular interests include yoga, sewing, and playing crazy music on ukulele and banjo.
 
Introduction to GIS for Libraries
Geospatial & Statistical Data in GIS applications
Alice Grgicak - Mannion
GIS/RS Coordinator, Earth Sciences, University of Windsor
Alice is the GIS/RS Coordinator in the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Windsor. She received a BES from the University of Waterloo in 1996. Her speciality is in Geographic Information Systems and GIS Application Development. She started working at the Essex Region Conservation Authority and then moved to the University. Alice helped build a new GIS facility in Earth Sciences and takes care of the laboratory. She also collaborates with community partners to develop new and exciting GIS tools. An example is the national award winning iCity - Historical Sites of Walkerville, in which the University partnered with Windsor Public Library to provide the community with geospatial, planning, and architecture information via the web. Other projects that will be coming soon are Internet GIS webpages for Pelee Island, Windsor-Essex Tourism, and her favourite the Detriot River environmental site.

Alice is married to a great guy, Andrew and loves her cat Hazel.
 
Metadata Aggregation Services Built on OAI: the MetaScholar Initiative
Martin Halbert
Head of Systems, Emory University
Martin Halbert is currently Director for Library Systems at Emory University. He has previously worked for the IBM corporation as a consultant and Rice University as a reference librarian and head of systems. In 1994 he was an ALA / USIA Library Fellow to the country of Estonia, where he served as a technical advisor and prepared an automation plan for the national university library at Tartu. He is most recently the principal investigator for two metadata research projects funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in 2001.
 
Deconstructing Cataloguing: a Web Services approach to bibliographic control
Thom Hickey
Chief Scientist, OCLC
Thom Hickey has been at OCLC since 1977, when he helped found the research department, and Chief Scientist since 1994. His interests include electronic publishing, information retrieval and display, and metadata creation and editing systems. Currently he is working on FRBR work-level algorithms to cluster bibliographic records and leading a group investigating harvesting diverse metadata objects.

Recent projects include ACE (Advanced Collection Environment), a research project that investigated centralized solutions for managing personal collections and ThesisCat which is building a publicly harvestable catalog of dissertation and theses metadata.

In 1998 Dr. Hickey designed and lead the CORC project for its first year while it was a research project and then continued to lead the requirements team leading up to CORC's release as an OCLC system in 2000. Other projects include doing the research that lead to OCLC's Primary Journals Online service; guiding the group that designed and developed the Guidon interface for electronic journals; and leading the development of the original OCLC FirstSearch interface.
 
Web Accessibility & Adaptive Technology
Jennifer Howath Canadian National Institute for the Blind Jennifer Horwath is the Coordinator of Digital Collections and Programmes at the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, Library. In this position she is responsible for evaluating online information for accessibility and ensuring access to this information for CNIB clients; her guides to online resources for people who are blind and visually impaired have been cited in the ALA publication Library Technology Reports and she recently published a study on the accessibility of four proprietary databases in the journal Library Hi Tech. Jennifer received her Master of Library and Information Science from the University of Western Ontario in 1995.
 
DocBook for Documenting It All
Terry Huttenlock
Systems and Technological Services, Wheaton College

Terry has a B.S. in Biology, MLS, and currently working on an EdD in Instructional Technology. She is one of the faculty librarians with collection development and instruction responsibilities for the sciences.

The department of Systems and Technological Services is responsible for design, development and maintenance of the computer systems for the library. In the past three years we have installed Open Source solutions such as Linux servers, MyLibrary and OSCR.
 
OSS: a Real Option in Real Time
Mark Jordan
Acting Coordinator of Library Systems, Simon Fraser University
Mark Jordan is Acting Coordinator of Library Systems at Simon Fraser University Library. At SFU, Mark has been involved in development of an open source tutorial builder called MOSST, development of a complete paper-to-web course reserves system, and development of SFU's Electronic Journals Database. He is particularly interested in digitization and has been responsible for two projects at SFU, the Doukhobor Collection and the SFU Library Editorial Cartoons Collection.

Mark has given presentations at the BC Libraries Conference, WILU (the Workshop on Instruction in Library Use), the CLA Annual Conference, at Access, and at Netspeed. Recent projects include working with SFU's Academic Computing Services and Library staff to develop personalized library content for the SFU portal, my.sfu.ca, development of the SFU Library "database of databases", and, with David Kisly (formerly of BC's Electronic Library Network) conducting a widescale survey of how libraries manage electronic serials.

Mark is Chair of the COPPUL Systems Group and Virtual Western Canadian University Library Steering Committee, and Co-Convenor of the CLA Emerging Technology Interest Group.
 
The View from the West
Mark Leggot
University Librarian, Universityof Winnipeg
Mark Leggott is University Librarian at the University of Winnipeg and has a long history in Systems in the university sector as well as private sector experience. Since being at the UofW Mark and his staff have implemented a number of innovative new projects, including vRef, portals and open source projects. Mark's core philosophy is "Just Do It", otherwise known as the LOOMWare method of library management.
 
Shifting Libraries at the Speed of Byte
Jenny Levine
The Shifted Librarian, Suburban Library System
Jenny Levine graduated from the University of Illinois with a master's of library science in 1992. At the time, she didn't know how to use WordPerfect, so a friend typed her resume on a PC for her. This resulted in Jenny's first job as a reference librarian at the Calumet City Public Library in Chicago's southeast suburbs. During her three years there, she learned how to use PCs and Macs, and by default, she became the "techie" person within the library. She began using computers to generate bibliographies, write documentation for patrons, create signage, answer questions using the library's CompuServe account, and showing colleagues how to use email and gopher.

This interest in technology led her to pursue certification as a "Certified Netware Administrator" and then to the job of "Technology Coordinator" at the Grande Prairie Public Library in Chicago's south suburbs. It was here that she advocated for and implemented Internet access for the public, a first for libraries in the area. She also started an Internet users group for the public, wrote documentation to help them navigate the Netscape Navigator 3.x browser, and created and maintained the library's web site. During this time, she began her own Web site, Jenny's Cybrary to the Stars, which included the Librarians' Site du Jour. By posting a new reference site every weekday, she hoped to illustrate to librarians how to use the Internet to answer reference questions and integrate it into their normal routines. She ran this site for four years, from 1995 to 1999.

By this time, Jenny had moved to the System level as the "Internet Development Specialist" at the Suburban Library System, where she still works today. Her job includes Web site development (including an extranet for member libraries and an intranet for SLS staff), work on the Virtual Illinois Catalog project (VIC) to unify Illinois catalogs into one search interface, LibraryU (a central depository of Web-based training for librarians and their patrons), providing continuing education in the area of technology and libraries, and many more "other duties as assigned."

Most recently, Jenny started another personal Web site, "The Shifted Librarian." Her goal is to help librarians stay current with new technologies and illustrate how to integrate them into library services in order to become more "portable" to their users. The title of her site comes from her theory that we are "shifting information" so that it now comes to us wherever we are, rather than us pursuing it where it resides. She wants to make sure libraries shift into their users' worlds in order to provide that information to them whenever and wherever they may be.

One of her favorite quotes is that "information has become promiscuous," which, had she heard this before she started her new site, would have led her to call her site "The Promiscuous Information Librarian."
 
Lessons from HALINET
Walter Lewis
Manager of Support and Technical Services, Halton Hills Public Library
Walter Lewis has served the Halton Hills Public Library for the last twenty years. He is currently Manager of Systems and Technical Services. He is also responsible for the HALINET web site, and the library's information consulting services. The Community Information and Volunteer Centre software and the Newspaper Index and Genealogical databases developed by Mr. Lewis have all won provincial awards in the last two years.

Walter has spoken at most of the Ontario Library Association conferences in the past decade as well as presenting at the Canadian Library Association, the American Library Association, the Public Library Association and Access 99. Outside of the library world he has presented at meetings of the Association of Community Information Centres of Ontario (ACICO), the Community Information Online Consortium (CIOC), the Canadian Historical Association, the Canadian Nautical Research Society and the North American Society for Oceanic History. He has published widely in the field of maritime history and not so widely in the field of library science.
 
Cliff's Notes
Clifford Lynch
Director, CNI
Clifford Lynch has been the Director of the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) since July 1997. CNI, jointly sponsored by the Association of Research Libraries and Educause, includes about 200 member organizations concerned with the use of information Technology and networked information to enhance scholarship and intellectual productivity. Prior to joining CNI, Lynch spent 18 years at the University of California Office of the President, the last 10 as Director of Library Automation. Lynch, who holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the National Information Standards Organization.

Lynch currently serves on the Internet 2 Applications Council and the National Digital Preservation Strategy Advisory Board of the Library of Congress; he was a member of the National Research Council committee that recently published The Digital Dilemma: Intellectual Property in the Information Infrastructure, and now serves on theNRC's committee on Broadband Last-Mile Technology.
 
Z39.50 for Finding It All
Slavko Manojlovich
Asst. to the University Librarian for Systems and Planning at Memorial University of Newfoundland
For over 16 years Slavko Manojlovich has been the Assistant to the University Librarian for Systems and Planning at Memorial University Of Newfoundland where he has survived(he hopes) the transition from punch card, to microfiche, to mainframe, and finally to client/server based information delivered over the web.

Slavko is a founding member of the Z39.50 Bath Profile Group and currently serves on NISO's Z39.50 US Profile committee. He is currently on sabbatical leave doing research on the development and implementation of "It: The People's Portal", a standards-based resource discovery and sharing environment for the Atlantic Scholarly Information Network.
 
Z39.50 for Finding It All
Bill Moen
Assoc. Professor, SLIS, U. of North Texas
Dr. William Moen is a Research Fellow in the Texas Center for Digital Knowledge, and an Associate Professor in the School of Library and Information Sciences, University of North Texas. His Ph.D. is from Syracuse University where he wrote his dissertation on the development of the Z39.50 information retrieval protocol standard. He teaches courses on the organization of information, metadata and networked information organization and retrieval, and Z39.50. His research program includes the organization of networked resources; distributed searching and networked information retrieval; interoperability testing; and the development and implementation of technical standards.

Moen has been acting chair of the international Z39.50 Implementors Group for the past two years, and has been involved in the Z39.50 International Next Generation (ZING) initiatives. He is chair of the NISO Standards Committee drafting a American National Standard Z39.50 Profile for Library Applications. The Institute of Museum and Library Services awarded him a National Leadership Grant to establish a Z39.50 interoperability testbed. He is currently working with the Texas State Library and Archives Commission in designing a Resource Discovery Service for the Library of Texas.
 
The Next Generation Web Meets the Front Lines
Patricia Moore
Systems Librarian, U. of Windsor
Astonishingly enough, people actually read this bio, so I’ve been ‘nudged’ into writing a real one.

P. did her BSc. at University of Alberta, and some years later, her MLIS at Dalhousie University. After bouncing across the continent a few times, P. landed at University of Windsor, and has been in Systems at Leddy Library for three years.

Throughout her career, P. has continued her explorations in theoretical and technical aspects of information. Her interests span a variety of disciplines, but primarily focus on access technologies, and sociopolitical effects of those technologies. Recently, P. authored an article on metadata for Ontario Library Association journal Access-OLA.

 
The Role of XML
Eric Lease Morgan
Head, Digital Access and Information Architecture, University Libraries of Notre Dame
Eric Lease Morgan is the Head of the Digital Access and Information Architecture Department at the University Libraries of Notre Dame. He considers himself a librarian first and a computer user second. His professional goal is to discover new ways to use computers to improve library and knowledge services. Applied research and development has included investigations in traditional library science, digital libraries, information retrieval, and human-computer interaction. One of his more recognized accomplishments is the development of a portal application called MyLibrary@NCState. Recently he was awarded the 2002 Bowker/Ulrich's Serials Librarianship Award. In his spare time, he has been seen folding defective floppy disks into intricate origami flora and fauna.
 
The Feds & OSS
Glen Newton
Research and Innovation Support, CISTI
Glen Newton is Internet Project Leader in the Research and Innovation Support Group (RIS), CISTI, the National Research Council. In the past, Glen has worked at the National Atlas, Natural Resources Canada, where he was responsible for putting the first interactive online GIS on the Web in 1994. He won the Canadian Internet Award in 1995 for best educational site, and subsequently spent several years working in private industry. In his present role at CISTI he is responsible for software development and the RIS Internet architecture, and is involved in the evaluation and development of new technologies. His interests include OO design and programming, distributed object technology, Open Source software, agent technology, electronic (scientific) publishing, ECommerce, collaborative environments, databases, GIS, AI, information sciences, open archives and Web standards. He is presently the NRC W3C AC representative and the CISTI CNI representative.
 
Web Accessibility & Adaptive Technology
Shelagh Patterson
Canadian National Institute for the Blind
Shelagh Paterson is Manager of Advocacy Programs at the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, Library. Her portfolio includes communications, volunteer services, and advocacy programs designed to engage the library community and raise awareness about equitable access to information for print disabled Canadians. Association activity includes conference coordination for IFLA Section of Libraries for the Blind, and membership on OLA's Ontario Library Information Technology Association Council. She received her Master of Library and Information Science at the University of Western Ontario in 1997.

 
The Mostly Dynamic Duo: Art & Steve on building library applications with Zope & MySQL
Art Rhyno
Systems Librarian, University of Windsor
Art Rhyno is a Systems Librarian at the University of Windsor. He also holds an adjunct appointment at the Queen Elizabeth II Library at Memorial University of Newfoundland. Art graduated with a degree in Math and Computer Science in 1985 and completed his Masters in Library and Information Science in 1988. He has worked on library systems, web gateways, Java applications, freenets, VRML worlds and open source software. Art is a past president of the Ontario Library Information Technology Association (OLITA) and spends way too much time pondering the Internet.
 
Sharing It All: A Report from the Ontario Digital Library
Mike Ridley
ODL Catalyst Team
Michael Ridley has been the Chief Librarian at the University of Guelph(Ontario, Canada) since 1995. The University of Guelph Library is a part of a unique partnership with thelibraries at Wilfrid Laurier University and the University of Waterloo. This consortium, the TriUniversity Group of Libraries (TUG), has as its goal the development of harmonized services, resources and expertise serving the combined user community of the three institutions.

Ridley holds degrees from the University of Guelph (BA), the University of New Brunswick (MA) and the University of Toronto (MLS). Previously he worked at the University of Waterloo and at the Health Sciences Library, McMaster University. Ridley is a past President of the Canadian Association for Information Science and the Ontario Library Association and is a former member of the Board of the Canadian Association of Research Libraries. He is a past Chair of the Ontario Council of University Libraries. Recently he has been providing leadership for the Ontario Digital Library, a collaborative initiative of all the libraries in Ontario.
 
The Information Red Clay Road Revisited
Peter Rukavina
Reinvented, Inc.
Peter Rukavina is President of Reinvented Inc., a small web design and construction company working in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island and Dublin, New Hampshire. His background is in programming, graphic design and broadcasting. He lives in Charlottetown with his partner Catherine and young son Oliver.
 
The Library as an Agent of Change and Empowerment
Steve Salmons
CEO, Windsor Public Library
Steve Salmons was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Windsor Public Library on September 10, 1997. Mr. Salmons joined the Library in 1990. Prior to this appointment Mr. Salmons served the Windsor Public Library as Acting Chief Executive Officer, Director of Support Services, and Human Resources Manager.

Mr. Salmons brought his expertise from previous positions as the Human Resource Specialist at Chedoke-McMaster Hospitals in Hamilton, Ontario and Manager, Branch Services and Operations for the Royal Bank of Canada.

Mr. Salmons received a Bachelor of Commerce (Labour Relations) and Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) from the University of Windsor. He is currently pursuing MBA studies at the University of Windsor.

Mr. Salmons is a graduate of the Policy GovernanceŽ Academy in Atlanta, Georgia and attended the 5th International Policy Governance Symposium in 2001. Steve has also completed certificates in Implementing a Balanced Scorecard (York University), The Art of Negotiations (Negotiation Institute), and Total Quality Management.

In 2001 Mr. Salmons presented "Libraries and Electronic Service Delivery: Award-Winning Canadian Case Studies" and "Bridging the Digital Divide to Achieve Equal Access to Government Online" at Canada's Municipal Government Conference and Exposition and "Positioning Your Library in Your Community" to the Ontario Library Association's 100th anniversary Super Conference. In July 2001, Steve was invited to speak as a guest lecturer to the University of Windsor's Engineering Department on "Technology and Information". In addition Steve addressed the Rotary Club on the Library's commitment to literacy in our community.

In March of this year Mr. Salmons traveled to London, England as the team leader for LibraryNet UK. The team of representatives from Canadian libraries studied the cost-efficient delivery of electronic commerce and e-government, cited by Prime Minister Tony Blair as key to his country's economic future.

Among his professional associations and activities, Mr. Salmons serves on the Strategic Directions Council - Ontario Library Service, including Chair of Funding and Finance Group, Member Core Steering Committee, Ontario Strategic Plan 2000; Treasurer, Council of Administrators of Large Urban Public Libraries (CALUPL); Past-Secretary, Chief Executives of Large Public Libraries of Ontario (CELPLO); Past-Chair, Personnel Administrators of Library Systems (PALS). Steve was appointed as a Member of the Early Years Steering Committee of the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit until March 31, 2002.

Mr. Salmons is married to Patricia and they have three children..
 
Building Virtual Services: the TPL experience
Kathy Scardellato
Virtual Reference Library Project Leader, Toronto Public Library
In her current position at Toronto Public Library, Kathy leads the development of the irtual Reference Library and its portals. Since its beginnings in 1997, this work has included user-centred design, application design and information architecture, data analysis and data structures, testing and documentation, as well as writing far too many project proposals and grant applications and managing a few projects. Kathy has developed and managed electronic services at TPL and the Toronto Reference Library since 1988. She previously worked in serials management and systems development at the University of British Columbia and as a cataloguer at Loughborough University of Technology in the United = Kingdom.
 
The Mostly Dynamic Duo: Art & Steve on building library applications with Zope & MySQL
Steve Sloan University of New BrunswickToo long ago, Stephen graduated from Western's Library Science program. He found himself in Fort McMurray, Alberta, where he worked in both a public library and a corporate library. In 1988, he moved to the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton where he has worked since that time. There, Steve started one of the first public Web servers in Canada. He has been working on Web-based projects from that time. He taught himself perl and, more recently, has been using that language to connect database applications to the Web. Steve believes, against all evidence to the contrary, that the power of these applications can be a boon to the internal workings of the library, as well as a means of displaying data on the Web.

Steve has been married for 22 years to Janet, a middle school teacher. They have three children. The children became involved in soccer and now Steve enjoys refereeing. At night, he likes to go home and curl up with big piles of metadata. He's especially fond of those with well-developed schema.
 
DocBook for Documenting It All
Jonathan Titcomb, Computer Support TechnicianJonathan comes with a varied background and is responsible for most of the programming for The DocBook implementation.

The department of Systems and Technological Services is responsible for design, development and maintenance of the computer systems for the library. In the past three years we have installed Open Source solutions such as Linux servers, MyLibrary and OSCR.
 
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