Discovery to Delivery: Solutions to Put Your Content Where the Users Are

National Information Standards Organization
November 2-3, 2006 (1-1/2 days)
National Agricultural Library
Beltsville, MD (Washington, DC Metro Area)

Speaker Biographies

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Frank Bilotto

Frank Bilotto is Vice President, Publishing and Digital Media at MuseGlobal, Inc. In this position, he is responsible for developing business with online and Internet publishers and aggregators. Prior to joining MuseGlobal, Bilotto was head of publishing at Vivisimo. Bilotto is a trained lawyer (JD University of Pittsburgh, 1993) and served as counsel to the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He then moved on to Thomson Dialog as the senior director of content licensing, where he managed the intellectual property, news and business information segments. Prior to joining Vivisimo, Bilotto was VP of buisness and legal affairs for Zoom Culture, a television production company, specializing in reality TV. Bilotto is a frequent speaker at technology and e-content conferences, and is a member of, and involved in many industry associations.

Jane Burke

Jane Burke is Vice President, ProQuest Information and Learning, and General Manager of Serials Solutions, a Seattle-based business acquired by ProQuest in July 2004. Jane was appointed to this position in June, 2005.
Ms. Burke is a well-known and respected leader in the information solutions industry. Prior to joining ProQuest, she co-founded and served as President/CEO of Endeavor Information Systems until its sale to Reed-Elsevier. Under her direction, the information retrieval company grew to become a $25-million company with a reputation for being customer centric. In addition to working as a librarian at Cook Memorial Library in Libertyville Illinois early in her career, Ms. Burke served as President of NOTIS Systems and, most recently, was a director of new business development for Cadmus Professional Communications, a $450-million publisher services company.
Ms. Burke earned master's degrees in Library Science from Dominical University (formerly Rosary College) and in management from the Kellogg School of Northwestern University. Always an involved member of the library community, she now serves on the Board of Governors for the Northwestern University Library and on the Board of Directors for the Dominican University Graduate School of Library and Information Science. Among her many awards, Ms. Burke was inducted into the Chicago Area Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame.

Daniel Chudnov

Daniel Chudnov is a librarian and a research programmer currently working as lead developer for the Canary Database at the Yale Center for Medical Informatics, and as a freelance developer and writer. Prior to this he worked on several well-known open source projects, including the initial development and implementation of DSpace at MIT Libraries, the jake project at the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library at the Yale University School of Medicine, and a precursor to the award- winning Prospero project, the first widely-used web-based document delivery toolkit. He is a frequent speaker and author on technology and the importance of free software in libraries, and started the oss4lib weblog and listserv in 1999 to promote the use of open source in our community. Daniel earned an MS at the University of Michigan School of Information in 1997, and is currently enrolled as a master's student in Computer Science at Southern Connecticut State University.

Karen Groves

Karen Groves is the Product Manager for MetaLib, the comprehensive metasearching solution provided by Ex Libris, Inc. Karen joined Ex Libris early 2002 as a MetaLib Librarian, coordinating installations and training for new MetaLib customers, and providing MetaLib training and implementation support. She worked with MetaLib consortia customers worldwide, and provided MetaLib training for customers in North America, Australia, and Finland. Karen assumed the MetaLib Product Manager position in 2005. She continues to work closely with current and prospective MetaLib customers, with particular interests in the role of metasearching in an ever-broadening information landscape, and in integrating metasearch applications like MetaLib with other applications - portals, courseware management systems/virtual learning environments, and Web sites. Karen actively participates in MetaLib and Ex Libris User Group forums world-wide, as well as in NISO MetaSearch Initiative events and ASIS&T. She holds several degrees - B.S. Industrial Engineering, M.S. Engineering Management, and M.S. Library and Information Science (Simmons College). With more than 20 years of engineering experience in a variety of industries, as well as 7 years of user-oriented experience in library and information environments, Karen offers a unique perspective on the challenges and opportunities that face today's information professionals.

Sandy Hurd

Sandy Hurd has extensive experience in the library industry. She is director of strategic markets at Innovative Interfaces where she has worked since 2003. Prior to that, Sandy was senior manager of library information services at Northern Light Technology. Sandy's previous work life includes management positions at EBSCO Subscription Services and the H. W. Wilson Company. She has served on the editorial board of Serials Review since 1996 and was involved for many years with SISAC and ICEDIS. She recently coordinated Taiga Forum: Shifting Boundaries, and is doing the same for Taiga 2.

Mary E. Jackson

Mary E. Jackson, Product Manager, Resource Sharing, is an internationally recognized authority on interlibrary loan, document delivery, portal applications in libraries and resource sharing issues. She has published over 100 books, articles, reports, books reviews and columns; is regularly consulted by libraries, consortia, and networks; and has given presentations and workshops in the U.S., Canada and over 15 other countries. As the Product Manager for Resource Sharing, Jackson is responsible for leading the development efforts for Auto-Graphics' AGent Resource Sharing™ product.  Prior to joining Auto-Graphics, Jackson spent 13 years with the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) in Washington, DC in a variety of roles, most recently as the LibQUAL+® Services Manager and the Director of Collections and Access. Prior to her affiliation with ARL, Jackson managed the Interlibrary Loan Department and served in other positions at the University of Pennsylvania Libraries in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Carroll College and a Masters of Science (MS) from Drexel University.

Michael Jon Jensen

Michael Jon Jensen has been at the interface between digital technologies and scholarly/ academic publishing since the late 1980s. In 2002 Michael was appointed Director of Web Communications for the National Academies. He remains Director of Publishing Technologies at the National Academies Press, which makes more than 3600 books (more than 600,000 pages) from the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Medicine, and the National Research Council fully browsable and searchable online for free ( This site receives more than a million visitors per month, and boasts of some of the most advanced search and discovery tools available on any publisher's site, most of which were initially developed by Michael Jensen. In 2001, he received the National Academies’ "President's Award," its highest staff honor. Previously, Michael was Electronic Publisher at the Johns Hopkins University Press, and Electronic Media Manager at the University of Nebraska Press. He has directed or guided such projects as the first searchable online publisher's catalog and The Johns Hopkins Online Guide to Literary Theory & Criticism (winner of the Association of American Publisher's 1997 "Best Electronic Product — Internet — Social Sciences/Humanities" award), and Walker's Mammals of the World Online, as well as the pioneering online journals project of the Johns Hopkins University Press, Project Muse, which made more than 5,000 articles from 42 journals available for institutional online subscription in HTML format. He is also the inventor of Wordi and WordXS puzzles. Michael came on to the NISO Board in 2006.

Chuck Koscher

Chuck Koscher, Director of Technology, CrossRef, has been actively involved for over four years in improving the linking infrastructure for their member’s scholarly publications. As a technologist his focus is on implementation concerns driven by data management, data quality and on the development of new services and standards initiatives. Chuck frequently represents CrossRef as a speaker at scholarly  society and library events and has more than 17 years experience in software services relating to content management and structured data delivery systems. Chuck came on to the NISO Board in 2006. He received his BS in Electrical Engineering from the University Of Massachusetts and a MS in computer science from Rensselaer Polytechnic.

Mary LaMarca

Mary LaMarca graduated with a mathematics and computer science degree in 1980 and worked as an real-time machine control programmer. In 1989, she switched from business to academia, and started working at Brown University as a Senior/Consultant Analyst in the academic computing department., eventually becoming the acting webmaster for the university. She received her masters in library science from Simmons College in 1997. In 1999, Dartmouth College hired her as assistant director of information systems, a joint library and computing services department. In 2001, she was promoted to digital library services manager at the Dartmouth College Library. She transferred to the newly created position of Library Communications and Web Manager this past July.

Nancy Pressman Levy

Nancy Pressman Levy is the Librarian for the Donald E. Stokes Library of Public and International Affairs & the Ansley J. Coale Population Research Collection at Princeton University. Previously she held the position of Humanities and General Reference Librarian at Princeton. She is also the selector for African studies materials.

Todd Miller

Todd Miller started his career in technology in 1982 as the co-founder of Analytical Engines, a designer of advanced PC co-processor enhancement board products. After the sale of AE, he entered the library information field in 1986 as Product Manager for InfoTrac at Information Access Company, where his first responsibility was the launch of IAC's highly successful InfoTrac CD product line. He later managed IAC's information site licensing program, known as InfoTrac 2000. After working for several years as an independent consultant for firms like UMI, OCLC, TRW and Dialog, Todd was named President of Knight-Ridder Information's document delivery service, KR SourceOne. While at SourceOne, he was recognized by the Gartner Group, receiving an award recognizing the company's advanced infrastructure, developed in a joint project with IBM. After leaving SourceOne Miller founded WebFeat in 1998. WebFeat is currently used by over 5,000 libraries worldwide. A pioneer and innovator in the field of federated searching, Todd currently holds two patents through WebFeat. He is a recipient of the "Movers & Shakers" award from Library Journal, as well as other industry awards. He has been published in a variety of industry publications, including Information Today and Library Journal.

Robin Murray

Robin Murray is Director of Strategy & Marketing for OCLC PICA and Managing Director of OCLC PICA UK. A leading visionary within the technology for information arena for more than 15 years, Robin is internationally recognized as an expert in the fields of information systems architecture, information integration and digital libraries.  He has served on the European Expert Group for Libraries, and is a member of the NISO board.  Robin has also taken up a place on the Advisory Board for Digital South Yorkshire, UK, an organization whose role is to develop the IT industry within the region. After 10 years with FDI, Robin was appointed as Managing Director and CEO in 1999; he assumed his current title when OCLC acquired FDI. Under his leadership, the company has delivered significant product development and marketplace expansion, resulting in the successful growth of new products into new markets, worldwide. Robin graduated from Cambridge University with a double first in Mathematics.

Andrew K. Pace

Andrew K. Pace is Head of Information Technology at NCSU Libraries, where he has participated in several successful initiatives, including ILS migration, web interface design, and served as project manager for development of NCSU Libraries' ERM system and faceted browse (Endeca) online catalog.  Prior to NCSU, Pace was a product manager for library vendor, Innovative Interfaces.  Pace is an at-large member of the LITA Board and has been active in NISO standards development.  Pace is a frequent speaker and writer on several library topics. He is the "Technically Speaking" columnist and Hectic Pace blogger for American Libraries magazine.

Candy Zemon

Candy Zemon has spent the majority of her career in the library vendor world in various capacities orbiting around product design and standards development. She is currently serving Polaris Library Systems as Senior Product Strategist, a role that includes heavy participation in standards-related activities. She currently chairs the NISO NCIP-IG and the JWP SRN group, co-chaired the NISO Web Services and Practices Working Group, and was an active participant in the VIEWS Initiative. She believes that technology is one of many tools available to solve problems libraries face and feels that standards usually present the most efficient way to encourage interoperation between applications. Zemon received her AMLS from the University of Michigan.

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