NISO Bibliographic Control Webinar:
Speaker Biographies

October 14, 2009
Boston, MA

Diane Hillmann, Director of Metadata Initiatives, Information Institute of Syracuse
Diane Hillmann is currently Director of Metadata Initiatives at the Information Institute of Syracuse and partner in the consulting firm Metadata Management Associates.  From 1977 to 2008 she was associated with Cornell University Library, as a Law cataloger and technical services manager, as well as managing authorities and maintenance processes for the Cornell Library’s database.  Between 2000-2005, she also participated in the Cornell portion of the National Science Digital Library ( Core Infrastructure as Director of Library Services and Operations. Diane was a liaison to and member of MARBI from the late 1980’s to 2000, specializing in the Holdings and Authorities formats, which led to her early participation in the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative.  She is currently editor of "Using Dublin Core" (, a former member of the DCMI Usage Board, and currently a member of DCMI’s Advisory Board. Diane edited (with Elaine Westbrooks) “Metadata in Practice,” published by ALA Editions (2004) and publishes frequently on digital library and metadata issues.

Barbara Tillett, Chief, Policy and Standards Division, Library of Congress
Dr. Barbara Tillett is Chief of the Policy and Standards Division, Library of Congress (LC) and the LC representative on the Joint Steering Committee for Development of RDA (formerly the Joint Steering Committee for Revision of AACR).  She also led the IFLA work towards a Statement of International Cataloguing Principles and helped develop the FRBR conceptual model and its extension FRAD.

For anyone not completely familiar with the alphabet soup in Barbara’s bio:
  • AACR = Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules
  • RDA = Resource Description and Access
  • IFLA = International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions
  • FRBR = Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records
  • FRAD = Functional Requirements for Authority Data
William Moen, Associate Professor, School of Library and Information Sciences, University of North Texas
William E. Moen joined the University of North Texas School of Library and Information Sciences faculty in Spring 1996. He teaches courses and conducts research in the following areas:
  • Organization of information, metadata, networked information discovery and retrieval
  • Digital and institutional repositories
  • Implementation and interoperability of ANSI/NISO Z39.50 clients and servers
  • Internet services, applications, and evaluation
  • National information policy
  • Technical standards for information handling, organization, and access
Moen conducts workshops and tutorials on ANSI/NISO Z39.50, metadata, the organization of networked information, and networked information discovery and retrieval. A selected list of his  publications and research reports can be found at