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The DCMI Oversight Committee oversees the activities of DCMI and its Directorate, provides oversight on matters of finance and policy and contributes to the promotion of the Initiative through liaisons with the public and private sectors. With the exception of matters requiring confidentiality, the deliberations and decisions of the Oversight Committee are public record.
Contact the Oversight Committee at dcmi-feedback (at) dublincore (dot) net.
Officers of the Committee
Michael Crandall, Chair
Michael Crandall is a Senior Lecturer in the iSchool, and current Director of the iAffiliates program. 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. 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.
Eric Childress, Chair-Elect
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.
Members of the Committee
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.
Daniel N. Joudrey
Daniel Joudrey, an expert in organizing information, joined the Simmons faculty in 2005 and teaches information organization and several cataloging courses. Prior to coming to Simmons, Dr. Joudrey was a teaching fellow and research assistant at the University of Pittsburgh for Dr. Arlene G. Taylor, a well-known cataloging authority. Dr. Joudrey was also a metadata policy intern at the Library of Congress. He is co-author of the third edition of The Organization of Information and the forthcoming 11th edition of Introduction to Cataloging and Classification with Dr. Taylor. Dr. Joudrey received his Ph.D. and MLIS from the University of Pittsburgh and his B.A. in theatre from George Washington University. His dissertation, Building Puzzles and Growing Pearls: A Qualitative Exploration of Determining Aboutness was completed in December 2005.
Head of the Knowledge Technology Research and Development Cluster
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.
Sam Gyun Oh is a professor at Sungkyunkwan University in Seoul Korea and chairs the ISO/IEC JTC1/SC34 (Document Description & Processing Languages) and ISO TC46/SC9 (Identification & Description) committees. He represents the National Library of Korea on the DCMI Oversight Committee.
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).
Shigeo Sugimoto has been actively involved in DCMI Metadata activities since 1997. Dr. Sugimoto 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.
Joseph T. Tennis
Joseph T. Tennis is an Assistant Professor at the Information School of the University of Washington, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Linguistics, a member of the Textual Studies faculty at UW, and an Associate Member of the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Study at The University of British Columbia. He has been an occasional visiting scholar at the State University of São Paulo since 2009. He is also a member of the Dublin Core Usage Board.
Dr. Tennis is Reviews Editor for Knowledge Organization, Managing Editor for Advances in Classification Research Online, and on the editorial board for Library Quarterly and Scire: Representación y organización del conocimiento. He has been active in the InterPARES research project (working on digital records preservation) since 2005, and currently serves as an advisor and researcher on metadata issues.
Dr. Tennis holds a B.A. in Religious Studies. He received his M.L.S. from Indiana University, an Sp.L.I.S. in Book History, and the Ph.D. in Information Science from the University of Washington. He works in classification theory, the ethics and aesthetics of information organization, the versioning of classification schemes and thesauri, subject ontogeny and information provenance, and the comparative discursive analysis of metadata creation and evaluation, including archival metadata, both contemporary and historical. Dr. Tennis' research has been funded by IMLS, Microsoft, and SSHRC. He won the ALISE/Bodhan S. Wynar research paper award in 2012.
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