OCLC Research Software Contest Judges

Thom Hickey

http://www.oclc.org/research/people/hickeyt.htm

Thom Hickey is OCLC's Chief Scientist. His interests include electronic publishing, information retrieval and display, and metadata creation and editing systems. Thom currently leads a group that is investigating algorithms for the FRBR grouping of bibliographic metadata, distributed authority control, text retrieval on Beowulf clusters, Z39.50 and its Web equivalents SRW/U, and applications of the OAI protocol for metadata harvesting , such as the NDLTD catalog of electronic theses and ERRoLs. In addition, Thom's team is heavily involved in DSpace and maintains several open source systems, including the PURL software and the Pears retrieval engine. Thom helped found the OCLC "research department," as it was originally called, in 1977.

Thomas B. Hickey, Ph.D.

Tip House

Tip House is OCLC's chief systems analyst. He has twenty-five years of experience in software development, testing, and quality assurance. Tip is a Certified Quality Analyst, Certified Software Quality Engineer, and trained Lead Ticket Auditor. He is the creator of numerous tools for test automation and software configuration, including the WebART tool. Together with Lisa Crispin, Tip wrote Testing Extreme Programming . He also has authored numerous papers and presentations on software testing, software measurement, electronic document control/collaboration, and XP.

Tip House

Elizabeth Lane Lawley

http://www.it.rit.edu/~ell/cv_bio/index.php

Elizabeth Lawley joined the faculty of the information technology department at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) in 1997, teaching primarily in the areas of web design and development technologies. Her current teaching and research interests focus on social computing technologies such as weblogs, wikis, and real-time chat environments. She also conducts research and speaks on the topic of gender imbalances in technology and education.

Elizabeth received her master's degree in library science from the University of Michigan in 1987, and went on to work at the Library of Congress and then the Congressional Information Service. In 1992 she founded Internet Training & Consulting Services, which provided services to a number of clients in business, government, and education throughout the 1990s. She received her doctorate in information science from the University of Alabama in 1999.

In 2004 Elizabeth Lawley founded RIT's Lab for Social Computing, of which she currently serves as the director.

Elizabeth Lane Lawley

Mike Teets

Mike Teets is Executive Director, Product Architecture and Development, at OCLC. With staff in three North American locations he oversees development of many of OCLC's flagship services including Connexion, WorldCat Resource Sharing, and FirstSearch.

Mike recently introduced the Open Worldcat service, making OCLC WorldCat records of library-owned materials available to Web searchers. He also introduced WebJunction, an online community for library staff.

Mike has extensive experience with discovery and resource sharing products, networked reference systems (online ask-a-librarian service) and web services products. He maintains a working knowledge of Internet protocols, standards, programming languages, operating systems, development environments and hardware platforms that are important to the delivery of effective online information environments.

Mike is Chair of NISO's MetaSearch Authentication and Access committee, a participant in the VIEWS Initiative, NISO's Networked Reference protocol, and the Steering Committee for Internet2 InCommon (Shibboleth Federation). He also is a member of IEEE and ACM.

Mike Teets

Roy Tennant

http://roytennant.com/professional.html

Roy Tennant is User Services Architect for the California Digital Library (CDL), where he has been instrumental in creating the eScholarship Repository and the eScholarship Editions.

Roy is the owner of the Web4Lib and XML4Lib electronic discussions, and the creator and editor of Current Cites, a current awareness newsletter published every month since 1990. He has also been instrumental in the development of the Simple Web Indexing Software for Humans - Enhanced (SWISH-E) software, and the Internet resource guides Librarians' Index to the Internet, and KidsClick!.

His books include Managing the Digital Library, XML in Libraries, Practical HTML: A Self-Paced Tutorial, and Crossing the Internet Threshold: An Instructional Handbook (co-authored with John Ober and Anne Lipow). Roy writes a monthly column on digital libraries for Library Journal and has written numerous articles in other professional journals. In 2003, he received the American Library Association's LITA/Library Hi Tech Award for Excellence in Communication for Continuing Education.

Roy Tennant

Jon Udell

http://weblog.infoworld.com/udell/
http://udell.roninhouse.com

Jon Udell is lead analyst with InfoWorld, where he blogs and writes a weekly column called Strategic Developer. He is the author of two books and numerous online articles published by O'Reilly and an advisor to O'Reilly's Safari Tech Books Online. Jon previously was BYTE Magazine's executive director for new media, the architect of www.byte.com, and author of BYTE's Web Project column.

Jon Udell

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