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DCMI Technical Board

Board Charter

The Technical Board is the organizational body that ensures the publication and maintenance of DCMI technical and semantic specifications in accordance with DCMI policy. These include specifications to which DCMI has made a long-term maintenance commitment, adaptations of DCMI specifications published by formal standards organizations, and specifications published as products of DCMI communities. The Technical Board serves as the primary advisory body for DCMI for matters pertinent to the Board's charge.

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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: 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

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Portrait: Leif Andresen

Leif Andresen, Standards Committee Member, Technical Board Member

Chief Consultant, The Royal Library, Denmark

Leif Andresen is a long term member of the DCMI Advisory Board and Chairs the DCMI Standards Committee and manages DCMI's relationship with ISO and NISO. He Chairs the Danish Standard S24 and serves as a member of Danish Standard S24/u4, S24/u9 and has served as Convenor of ISO TC46/SC4/WG11 and ISO TC46/SC4/WG14. His specialities are in technical interoperability, Z39.50, library technology, RFID in libraries, bibliography, and metadata.

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.

Portrait: Stuart Sutton

Stuart Sutton, Co-Chair, Community Specifications Committee, Member, Technical Board

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.