Luxembourg, 26 June 1998
Created: 18 JUN 98
Anna Brümmer, Univ. of Lund
Anna Brümmer is an electronic information services librarian at Lund University Library development department NetLab since the first of February 1996. She began after having finished her studies in library and information science in January 1996. Between 1996-1998 she has, among other things, been involved in the EU-project DESIRE, the Development of a European Service for Information on Research and Education. She is also involved in project EULER, European Libraries and Electronic Resources in Mathematical Sciences, integrating bibliographic databases, library online public access catalogues, electronic journals from academic publishers, online archives of preprints and grey literature, and indexes of mathematical Internet resources. For the time being she is the pro tem. head of NetLab.
Erik Duval, Univ. of Leuven
Erik Duval is a post-doctoral fellow of the National Fund for Scientific Research - Flanders and a part-time professor at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium. His main research areas are distributed hypermedia systems, data modeling, the application of information and communication technology in education, metadata and computer science education. He coordinates the development of the Knowledge Pool System for the ARIADNE project and is a member of the IEEE Computer Society, the ACM and the program committee of the WebNet Conference Series.
Paul Miller, Archaeology Data Service
Dr. Paul Miller is Collections Manager for the Archaeology Data Service (ADS) http://ads.ahds.ac.uk/ , one of five service providers comprising the Arts & Humanities Data Service (AHDS) http://ahds.ac.uk/ in the United Kingdom.
The ADS seeks to both preserve and encourage the reuse of digital archaeological data, whether by physically taking and mounting data or by working with existing organisations and technologies to facilitate distributed access mechanisms.
Paul is responsible for the development of this distributed catalogue, and is closely involved with a number of evolving metadata initiatives around the world, including the Dublin Core http://purl.org/metadata/dublin_core , the UK's National Geospatial Data Framework (NGDF) http://www.ngdf.org.uk/ , and the work of the Consortium for the Computer Interchange of Museum Information (CIMI) http://www.cimi.org/ , each of which is important to the developing ADS catalogue, AND of much broader relevance than they might at first seem.
Matthew Stiff, Museum Documentation Association
Matthew Stiff studied English Language and Literature at Manchester University where he graduated in 1986. He then worked for two years as an Analyst/Programmer at the Ford Motor Credit Company. During this period he was responsible for implementing a branch office systems upgrade and for the management of telephone support for users, as well as contributing to software development and maintenance projects. He also carried out analysis work for a management information system. From 1988 to 1994 he studied for a D.Phil in archaeology at Oxford University. At the same time, he completed a Diploma in Museum Studies at Leicester University and worked for Oxfordshire County Museum Service both as a volunteer and contract worker.
In 1995 Matthew joined the staff of the River and Rowing Museum in Henley-on-Thames before moving on to the Museum Documentation Association in February 1997. MDA develops standards and promotes best practice in museum documentation and information management. He is now MDA's Terminology Projects Manager and is co-ordinator of Term-IT , a project supported by the Language Engineering sector of the EC Telematics Applications Programme. He also represents MDA on the Standards and Terminology Working Group of CIDOC, the documentation committee of the International Council of Museums (ICOM).
Ian Campbell-Grant, ICL (chair CEN/ISSS open Workshop on Metadata for Multimedia Information)
Ian Campbell-Grant chairs the CEN/ISSS open Workshop on Metadata for Multimedia Information and leads the TEISS project (Telematics - European Industry Standards Support). Ian was previously chair of the European Workshop for Open Systems work on multimedia and document architecture.
Ian Campbell-Grant is one of ICL's key technical consultants, now specialising in Outsourcing and Managed Services architecture and policy.
Ian's achievements and contribution have been recognised by his appointment by the ICL Chief Executive as an ICL Fellow, one of only ten in the company. Fellows represent ICL at the highest technical level, operate as world class technical authorities and handle major technical issues of importance to a wide range of ICL customers.
Ian holds a bachelors degree in mathematics and two masters degrees, one in computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the other in mathematical statistics. In addition Ian holds the degree of electrical engineer from MIT.
Stuart Weibel, OCLC
Stuart Weibel is Consulting Research Scientist at OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc, Office of Research, in Dublin, Ohio, USA.
Dr. Weibel has worked in the Office of Research since 1985. Recent responsibilities include organization and management of the Dublin Core Metadata Workshop Series, founding member of the International World Wide Web Conference Committee, and library standards liaison to the Internet Engineering Task Force.
Additional activities include participation in the CPA/RLG Taskforce on the Preservation of Digital Information, the ALA ALCTS Taskforce on Metadata, and participation on the program committees of major conferences and workshops, including:
- Internet Society Annual Meeting
- International World Wide Web Conference Series
- European Conference series on Advanced Research in Digital Libraries
- The Joint Workshop on Metadata Registries (July 1997).
Dr. Weibel serves on a joint committee of the NSF and ERCIM to identify common research objectives in the area of metadata for North American/European digital library research. In addition, he serves on various advisory committees on metadata and digital library activities in North America and Europe.
Previous project management experience includes research projects in electronic publishing, automated cataloging, optical character recognition systems, and document structure analysis.
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