William Yeo Arms

William 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.

Richard Atkinson

Richard 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.

Lisa Brawley

Lisa 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 Chicago.

Kenneth L. Frazier

Ken 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.

Beverlee A. French

Beverlee French is the Associate Director, Shared Collections and Services for the California 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.

Paul Ginsparg

Paul 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.

In 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. 

Czeslaw Jan Grycz

Chet 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. 

Michael Keller

Michael 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. 

In 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. 

Robin Peek

Robin 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

Vincent Resh

Vincent 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 Award. 

Tom Sanville

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. 

Carla Stoffle

Carla Stoffle , 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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