The Advisory Board is the organizational body that advances DCMI's work through engagement with DCMI community members and liaising with other initiatives that have shared, metadata-related interests. For the Initiative, the Advisory Board serves as the primary advisory body for DCMI for matters pertinent to the Board's charge and also as a broad-based sounding board for DCMI on issues deemed of significant importance to the Initiative, its members, and stakeholders.
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Officers of the Board
Founder and Principal, Taxonomy Strategies, Washington, D.C., USA
Joseph A. Busch is the founder of Taxonomy Strategies and the principal consultant. Before founding Taxonomy Strategies, Joseph Busch held strategic positions at Interwoven, Metacode Technologies, the Getty Information Institute and PriceWaterhouse. He is a Past President of the Association for Information Science and Technology, and past member of the Board of Directors of the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative.
Marcia Lei Zeng is a Professor of Library and Information Science at Kent State University. She holds a Ph.D. from the School of Information Sciences at University of Pittsburgh (USA) and M.A. from Wuhan University (China). Her major research interests include knowledge organization systems (taxonomy, thesaurus, ontology, etc), Linked Data, metadata and markup languages, database quality control, multilingual and multi-culture information processing, and digital libraries for cultural objects.
Marcia has chaired and served on standards committees and working groups for the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), Special Libraries Association (SLA), Association of Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T), the U.S. National Information Standards Organization (NISO), and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). She was the chair of IFLA Working Group on the Functional Requirements for Subject Authority Records (FRSAR) and IFLA Classification and Indexing Section. She served as the Executive Board member of the International Society for Knowledge Organization (ISKO), a member of IFLA Working Group on Guidelines for Digital Libraries which prepared the IFLA/UNESCO Digital Library Manifesto, an Invited Expert on the W3C Library Linked Data Incubator Group, a member of the EU ISA Program's Asset Description Metadata Schema (ADMS) Working Group, and a member of the ISO 25964 "Thesauri and Interoperability with Other Vocabularies" Working Group. She was also Director-at-large of the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) 2010-2013. She currently serves on the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative (DCMI) Advisory Board.
Steering Committee Members
Ana Alice Baptista is a professor at the Information Systems Department and a researcher at ALGORITMI Center, both at University of Minho, Portugal. She graduated in computer engineering and has a PhD on Information Systems and Technologies. Ana has been working in metadata and semantic Web technologies since 2000. In this topic she developed and defended her doctoral thesis and participated in several European and national R&D projects. She is Chair-Elect (2016) of the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative (DCMI) Governing Board, a member of the DCMI Advisory Board Steering Committee, and she co-chairs the DCMI Education & Outreach Committee (DC-EOC). She authored and co-authored several research articles, participated in several R&D projects and was an evaluator of project proposals under FP7. Her main areas of interest include Metadata, Linked Data and the Open Movement both under their technological and social perspectives.
Research Engineer, Public Research Centre Henri Tudor, Luxembourg
Muriel Foulonneau is research engineer at the Knowledge Intensive Systems and Services unit of the Tudor Research Centre in Luxembourg. She has worked on multiple international projects related to metadata, models for information reprocessing, personalization, adaptation and retrieval, access to digital objects, content negotiation, and interoperability. Previously, she has worked for the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique in France, for the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in the US, for Relais Culture Europe in France to support the French ministry of culture and communication on digital heritage projects and for the industry. She has coordinated R&D projects and activities in Europe and in the US. She served as an expert in a variety of context: evaluator and reviewer for the European Commission and the Agence Nationale de la Recherche in France for instance. She serves as an advisory board member for the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative. She has been part of conference committees, for instance the RIAO conference (Large-Scale Semantic Access to Content) and the Extended Semantic Web Conference. She has reviewed research papers notably for the ISMIR conference (Music Information Retrieval), for the Information Processing & Management and JASIST journals. Muriel Foulonneau has authored many articles for international conferences and journals as well as books published in the US, the UK and the Netherlands, on OAI-PMH, metadata, digital repositories, and semantic applications.
Deputy Director, Shanghai Library, China
Representing Institutional Member: Shanghai Library
Wei Liu (aka Keven) holds a doctoral degree in Computer Science from Fudan University (2006) and a master degree on Library and Information Science from East China Normal University (1990). He has been a member of DCMI Advisory Board since the DC-2003 conference in Seattle. He also served as host of the wonderful DC-2004 conference in Shanghai. He takes part in IFLA activities as a Standing Committee Member of LTR (Library Theory and Research section) and worked for IFLA ITS (Information Technology Section) for two terms. He has participated in most of the major national digital library projects and programs in China and is one of the pioneers in advocating metadata, ontology and semantic web (linked data) applications in China. He has authored several books and around 100 articles in the above related area.
Emma Tonkin is a researcher at King's College London. Originally educated as a physicist, she discovered an interest in human-computer interaction and has worked around technology and the Web ever since, as a Unix sysadmin, developer, innovation coordinator, tutor and occasional lecturer. Her interests have led her to gain qualifications in classical studies and modern languages, as well as doctoral studies in computer science at the University of Bristol. She has been involved with the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative since 2008 and has also held several positions on ASIS&T SIGS including classification research and knowledge management. She has been described as a post-disciplinarian.