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DCMI Directorate

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The Directorate consists of compensated directors who support the Executive Committee and DCMI's three Boards through the provision of specific services in areas such as financial management, required reporting, and the development and execution of DCMI activities. The exact roles of directors may change from time to time depending on the administrative and programmatic needs and resources of DCMI.

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Portrait: Stuart Sutton

Stuart Sutton, DCMI Managing Director

Associate Professor Emeritus, Information School, University of Washington

Stuart Sutton has been a member of DCMI since 1999, serving as the founding co-chair of the Education Working Group and on the Usage Board from its beginning in 2001 through 2007. Sutton is Associate Professor Emeritus in the Information School of the University of Washington where he continues to teach advanced courses in metadata design. He chaired MLIS degree programs at the University of Washington and Syracuse University and as Director of the School of Library and Information Science at San Jose State University in Silicon Valley. He is a consultant on strategy to JES & Co., a U.S. non-profit dedicated to the education of youth through advanced information technologies. Sutton holds MLIS and PhD degrees from the University of California at Berkeley: School of Library and Information Studies. He received his Juris Doctor (JD) from Golden Gate University School of Law and his Master of Laws (LLM) in copyright from the University of California at Berkeley: Boalt Hall School of Law.

Portrait: Thomas Baker

Thomas Baker, Co-Chair, Usage Committee & Member, Technical Board

DCMI Chief Information Officer (Communications, Research and Development)

Thomas Baker, a member of DCMI administrative committees since 1998, served from May 2005 to January 2009 as the DCMI Director Specifications and Documentation and currently serves as the Chief Information Officer of DCMI and co-chair of the DCMI Usage Committee, which he founded in 2001. He is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Library and Information Science at Sungkyunkwan University in Seoul, Korea. He consults for Semantic Web projects, notably with the Food and Agricultural Organization of the UN (FAO). He has served as chair of the W3C Semantic Web Deployment Working Group, W3C Library Linked Data Incubator Group, and as a member of the W3C Semantic Web Coordination Group (currently the W3C Data Activity Coordination Group). As a digital library researcher he has worked at the Goettingen State Library (Germany), Fraunhofer Society, and German National Research Center for Informatics (GMD), and has served as an activity lead in projects funded by the EU and the German National Science Foundation. For two years, he taught at the Asian Institute of Technology in Bangkok. He holds an MLS from Rutgers University and an MA and PhD from Stanford University.