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Programme Director, Information Environment
Rachel is responsible for JISC's Information Environment strategy and the innovation programmes that support this. These include digital preservation, repositories, resources discovery, scholarly communication and shared infrastructure services. She oversees activity undertaken at JISC services that supports the Information Environment strategy; primarily this includes work at UKOLN at the University of Bath, EDINA at the University of Edinburgh and MIMAS at the University of Manchester. This involves working closely with the JISC Integrated Information Environment Committee (JIIE).
Prior to working on JISC programmes, Rachel managed a programme of funding of £45 million that enabled UK academic libraries to make their special collections and archives available on the Web. This included the establishment of the Archives Hub service.
Consulting Project Manager, OCLC Research
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 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.
Chair, Masters of Science in Information
Michael Crandall is chair of a program at the University of Washington Information School focused on the management of information in all types of organizations and settings. The program blends theory and practice in the areas of management, technology and information organization to meet the needs of those responsible for effective creation, delivery, and management of information for their users.
Prior to joining the University of Washington, Michael spent four years as Technology Manager for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's Libraries and Public Access to Information Program. This effort deployed over 40,000 public access computers and Internet connections to over 11,000 libraries in the United States, helping libraries provide free access to computing resources and the Internet to over 95% of the American population. As part of this project, Mr. Crandall also managed the grant for development of WebJunction, a public access computing portal available to all those interested in sharing knowledge and resources on this subject.
Prior to joining the Foundation, Mr. Crandall worked at Microsoft and Boeing. He is a member of a number of professional organizations and advisory bodies, and has authored numerous publications on knowledge management topics.
Director, Resource Management and Discovery
Judy Ng is currently the Director, Resource Management and Discovery at the National Library Board (NLB), Singapore. Her portfolio includes overseeing a team that looks at metadata management and standards, ontology, linked open data and knowledge organization systems.
Judy has been with the NLB for over 25 years. She had served in different leadership positions in the Library and had experience in managing Public Libraries as well as Reference Library.
Information System Specialist
Ulla Ikäheimo has worked in the National Library of Finland since 1995. At present she is responsible for the MARC 21 format, format conversions and training. She is also working in developing projects of the Finnish national union catalogue. Her previous duties include music cataloguing, authority and thesaurus work, and data base content planning. She has been involved in translating standards, cataloguing rules and formats into Finnish.
Ulla is a member of the Finnish national cataloguing and metadata steering committee. She has participated in international working groups concerning music metadata and library systems.
Head of the Knowledge Technology Research and Development Cluster
Dr. Dickson Lukose (PhD) is the Head of the Knowledge Technology Research and Development Cluster at MIMOS BHD. Dr Lukose is also the director of the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory as well as the Centre of Excellence in Semantic Technologies. Before returning to Malaysia, Dr. Lukose spent many years working in financial services industry developing enterprise applications. He has done over 10 years of academic research in Artificial Intelligence, supported by research grants from Graphic Directions, Leverhulme Foundation, CSIRO, and Australian Research Council. Dr. Lukose has authored over 80 research papers and technical reports on the subject of artificial intelligence, knowledge acquisition and modeling for scientific journals and conference proceedings, chaired or co-chaired over 25 international conferences on these subjects, and edited a number of books in these areas.
His qualifications include B.Sc. (Hons) and PhD from Deakin University (Australia), and Post-Doctorate Research as a Leverhulme Fellow at Loughborough University of Technology (UK). He has carried out teaching and research in Artificial Intelligence at Deakin University (Australia), Loughborough University of Technology (UK), University of Calgary (Canada) and University of New England (Australia). He worked as a Senior Knowledge Engineer with Brightware Inc. (USA), and as Principal Knowledge Engineer with MindBox Inc.(USA). During his tenure with Brightware and Mindbox, he has worked with leading financial institutions in UK, USA and Korea.
Representing the National Library of Korea, the DCMI Member in Korea:
Dr. Sam Gyun Oh is a professor at Sungkyunkwan University in Seoul Korea, head of the Korea delegation for ISO/IEC JTC1 SC34 and ISO TC46. He represents the National Library of Korea at the DCMI Board of Trustees.
He teaches courses such as database design, Web database design, designing XML and metadata schemas, ontology modeling, information architecture, and designing knowledge management systems. His main research interest is in the area of metadata and ontology modeling. He has extensive experience in consulting companies and government sectors regarding design of metadata and ontologies.
He received his Ph.D. in Information Science and Technology from Syracuse University, NY, USA in 1995 and worked for the Information School at the University of Washington for 4 years (1994-1998) prior to taking his current post.
Group Manager, Archives Management
John Roberts manages the Archives New Zealand group responsible for documentation systems. In this role he also oversees the New Zealand Government's Dublin Core-based discovery metadata standard. He has been involved in a range of e-government projects, especially in the areas of metadata strategy, standards and management.
John has been actively involved with the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative since 2001, and co-chairs the DCMI Government Community.
His information management interests include recordkeeping metadata, e-government, the impact of technology on archives and records practices, and recordkeeping legislation. He has written and spoken on these and other questions internationally. He holds a Master of Information Management and Systems from Monash University (Australia), and a Master of Arts from Victoria University (New Zealand).
Professor Sugimoto has been actively involved in DCMI Metadata activities since 1997. He currently is co-chair of the DCMI Localization and Internationalization Community. He also co-chaired the program committee of the International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications 2001 (DC-2001) held in Tokyo, Japan, in October 2001.
Dr. Sugimoto chaired the program committees of the International Symposium on Digital Libraries 1995, 1997 and 1999, which were sponsored and held at ULIS. He has been involved in major international conferences on digital libraries in Asia, Europe, and North America as an organizer and program committee member.
Dr. Sugimoto earned a Ph.D. in Information Science (software engineering and programming languages) from Kyoto University in 1985.
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