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Committee Charge

The Executive Committee, comprised of the chairs and chairs-elect of DCMI's three boards, has two general purposes: (1) to represent the interests, concerns and agenda of their respective boards in collaborative Committee deliberations and decision-making; and (2) to provide a means for routine DCMI management decisions to be made without the full convening of the members' respective boards while maintaining the authority of the boards.

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Portrait: Michael Crandall

Michael Crandall, Member, Governing Board

Principal Research Scientist
The Information School, University of Washington
Seattle, Washington, USA
Independent Member

Michael Crandall is a Principal Research Scientist in the iSchool. He has also served as the MSIM Program Chair and the iAffiliates Director in the iSchool. Prior to coming to the University of Washington, he was technology manager for the US Library program of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Prior to the foundation, Mike worked on search technology and knowledge organization for the intranet at Microsoft (MSWeb) and on information architecture and online library services at Boeing. He has served on the Dublin Core Metadata Board of Trustees since its inception in 2001 and as Chair of the Governing Board, 2013-2014. He is interested in public access computing, ICT in developing countries, metadata and knowledge organization, social dimensions of knowledge transfer and large scale information systems.

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Portrait: Eric Childress

Eric Childress, Governing Board Member (Past Chair)

Consulting Project Manager, OCLC Research
Dublin, Ohio, USA
Independent Member

Eric Childress is a librarian with a strong interest in metadata standards and systems. Active in the Dublin Core beginning with the DC-3: CNI/OCLC Workshop on Metadata for Networked Images (1996), Eric served a turn as chair of the DC Date Working Group and worked on the first version of the Dublin Core Library Application Profile. He is Immediate Past Chair of the DCMI Governing Board, a member of the DCMI Advisory Board and the @dublincore Twitter editorial team.

In his day job, Eric provides project management support for OCLC Research projects and participates as a team member and subject matter expert on various OCLC research and product-related activities focused on metadata, controlled vocabularies, and classification. His work at OCLC has included providing technical expertise for OCLC's metadata crosswalk service, serving as a member of the FAST (Faceted Application of Subject Terminology) research team and participating in OCLC's linked data work.


DCMI logo Members of the Committee

Portrait: Joseph Busch

Joseph A. Busch, Advisory Board Chair and Member, Executive Committee

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.

 
Portrait: Valentine Charles

Valentine Charles, Technical Board Co-Chair, Community Specifications Committee Co-Chair & Member, Executive Committee

Research & Development Coordinator, Europeana

Valentine Charles is a Data Research & Development coordinator for Europeana. She is responsible for advising, sharing knowledge and communicates Europeana's scientific coordination and R&D activities. She is also coordinating the further development and adoption of the Europeana Data Model (EDM). Valentine is chair of the Task Force on Hierarchical Objects and co-chairs the Task Force on EDM Mappings, Refinements & Extensions


Portrait: Eric Childress

Eric Childress, Governing Board Member (Past Chair)

Consulting Project Manager, OCLC Research
Dublin, Ohio, USA
Independent Member

Eric Childress is a librarian with a strong interest in metadata standards and systems. Active in the Dublin Core beginning with the DC-3: CNI/OCLC Workshop on Metadata for Networked Images (1996), Eric served a turn as chair of the DC Date Working Group and worked on the first version of the Dublin Core Library Application Profile. He is Immediate Past Chair of the DCMI Governing Board, a member of the DCMI Advisory Board and the @dublincore Twitter editorial team.

In his day job, Eric provides project management support for OCLC Research projects and participates as a team member and subject matter expert on various OCLC research and product-related activities focused on metadata, controlled vocabularies, and classification. His work at OCLC has included providing technical expertise for OCLC's metadata crosswalk service, serving as a member of the FAST (Faceted Application of Subject Terminology) research team and participating in OCLC's linked data work.

 
Portrait: Kai Eckert

Kai Eckert, Technical Board Co-Chair, Usage Committee Co-Chair and Member, Executive Committee

Postdoctoral Researcher, Research Group Data and Web Science, University of Mannheim

Kai Eckert currently serves as a Postdoctoral Researcher with the Research Group Data and Web Science at University of Mannheim. The Research Group conducts research on methods for managing, integrating and mining large-amounts of heterogeneous information within enterprise and open Web contexts. Most recently, he served as Co-Chair of DCMI's Metadata Provenance Task Group.

 
Portrait: Marcia Zeng

Marcia Zeng, Advisory Board Immediate Past-Chair, Member, Executive Committee

Professor, School of Library and Information Science
Kent State University, Ohio, USA

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.


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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: Tom 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.


 

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