Senior Research Scientist
Dr. Weibel has worked in OCLC Research since 1985, active in the areas of electronic publishing, Internet naming architectures, and metadata. He was instrumental in the launch and management of the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative from its inception in 1994 until 2004, and continues to be a contributor to the effort. He blogs occasional thoughts about library technology at http://weibel-lines.typepad.com
|Michael K. Bergman
Michael K. Bergman is the CEO and co-founder of Structured Dynamics LLC, a provider of open source products and services to enable the semantic enterprise. He is also co-editor of the lightweight UMBEL subject concept ontology. For the past twenty years Mike has been an independent consultant, a Web scientist, and an entrepreneur. His AI3:::Adaptive Information blog (http://mkbergman.com) is widely read in the semantic Web and linked data space.
Mike was CEO of Zitgist LLC, and for six years the co-founder, CTO and chairman of BrightPlanet Corporation, at which he first coined the term "deep Web." His previous software companies included VisualMetrics Corporation, a data warehousing firm, and TheWebTools Company, a pioneer in metasearch tools. Mike is a magna cum laude graduate of Pomona College in botany and was a doctoral candidate at Duke University in population genetics.
Karen Coyle is a librarian with over thirty years of experience with library technology. She now consults in a variety of areas relating to digital libraries. Karen has published dozens of articles and reports, most available on her web site, kcoyle.net. She has served on standards committees including the MARC standards group (MARBI), NISO committee AX for the OpenURL standard, and was an ALA representative to the e-book standards development that led to the ePub standard. She follows, writes, and speaks on a wide range policy areas, including intellectual property, privacy, and public access to information. As a consultant she works primarily on metadata development and technology planning. She is currently investigating the possibilities offered by the semantic web and linked data technology.
Ron Daniel, Jr. is a Disruptive Technology Director at Elsevier, where he is working on making use of metadata added to scientific, technical, and medical literature. Prior to joining Elsevier, Dr. Daniel worked for eight years as one of the Principals at Taxonomy Strategies, a consulting firm specializing in metadata and taxonomy issues for organizations with large amounts of content. Before that, he held technical positions at Interwoven, Metacode Technologies, and Los Alamos National Laboratory. Dr. Daniel is an expert on XML and metadata industry standards. He has served as chair, editor, or member in numerous working groups including PRISM (Publishers Requirements for Industry Standard Metadata) working group (prismstandard.org), XML Linking, RDF (Resource Description Framework), and the Dublin Core (dublincore.org). He co-edited three RFCs for the Internet Engineering Task Force. Ron earned his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Oklahoma State University, and was a postdoctoral researcher at Cambridge University and Los Alamos National Laboratory.
Jane Greenberg is a professor at the School of Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (SILS/UNC-CH); and she is founder and director of the SILS Metadata Research Center <MRC> (http://ils.unc.edu/mrc/). She has served on the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative's Advisory Board since 2005, and she is co-founder and community leader of the DCMI Science and Metadata (SAM) community. Her research and teaching focus in the areas of metadata, knowledge organization, and the Semantic Web. Her funded research has been supported by the National Science Foundation; the Institute of Museum and Library Services; Microsoft Research; the Library of Congress; and OCLC. She is the 2008 recipient of the Frederick G. Kilgour Award for Research in Library and Information Technology; and the 2010 recipient of the Jesse H. Shera Award for Distinguished Published Research.
Jon Phipps is Lead Scientist for Internet Strategies at JES & Co., “a non-profit organization dedicated to the 21st century education of youth,” and a partner in Metadata Management Associates in Ithaca, NY. He was most recently the Lead Engineer and Principal Investigator of the NSDL Metadata Registry, which has become a JES & Co. project. He was the Technical Lead of the National Science Digital Library (NSDL) Core Integration group at Cornell University, and an Invited Expert on the W3C Semantic Web Deployment Working Group where he was a co-editor of the SKOS Use Cases and Requirements document and a co-editor of the revised Best Practice Recipes for Publishing RDF Vocabularies. He is a member of the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative Advisory Board and co-chair of the Registries Community, and an Invited Expert on the W3C eGovernment Interest Group.