CERN workshop on Innovations in Scholarly Communication (OAI5)
18-20 April 2007 CERN
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Chris Awre Chris Awre is Integration Architect within the e-Services Integration Group at the University of Hull, with a remit to examine, advise on and facilitate the integration of existing and future university systems and processes, particularly those being delivered within the university portal.
In supporting this remit, Chris is currently advisor to the repository-based RepoMMan, REMAP and RIDIR projects, examining interaction with a repository through other institutional systems, how this can support records management and digital preservation, and how identifiers support repository interoperability, respectively. He is also a partner in the recently funded EThOSnet project, investigating technology developments to underpin a national e-these services for the UK.
Chris has a background as a systems librarian and has most recently worked for the UK's Joint Information Systems Committee as Programme Manager for portals, presentation and repository programmes.

Chris Awre

Julie Allinson works at UKOLN, the University of Bath as a Repositories Research Officer for the JISC Digital Repositories Programme and the Repositories and Preservation strand of the JISC Capital Programme. She is involved in a range of research activities to support the Programmes and their projects, including, in 2006, co-chairing a Working Group to specify a Dublin Core Application Profile for scholarly works. She is currently a member of the ORE Liaison Group.


Johan Bollen is a staff researcher at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, Research Library (Digital Library Research & Prototyping team). He was an Assistant Professor at the Department of Computer Science of Old Dominion University from 2002 to since 2005. He was a research assistant at the Modeling, Algorithms, and Informatics Group at the Los Alamos National Laboratory from 1999 to 2002, after working as a researcher at the University of Brussels (VUB). He obtained his PhD in Experimental Psychology from the University of Brussels in 2001 on the subject of cognitive models of human hypertext navigation. He has taught courses on Data Mining, Information Retrieval and Digital Libraries. His research has been funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, National Science Foundation, Library of Congress, National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the Los Alamos National Laboratory. His present research interests are usage data mining, computational sociometrics, informetrics, and digital libraries. He has extensively published on these subjects as well as matters relating to adaptive information systems architecture. He is presently the Principal Investigator of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation-funded MESUR project which aims to develop usage-based metrics of scholarly impact.

Johan Bollen

Leslie Carr is Senior Lecturer at the Intelligents, Agents, Multimedia Research Group at the University of Southampton . Dr Carr's background is as a researcher in distributed information systems (Hypermedia, Web, Semantic Web), which has led him to involvement in the Advanced Knowledge Technologies project to look at novel ways of gathering and using information within the research process. Dr Carr has become Technical Director of EPrints repository software (and its commercial arm EPrints Services) and manages a number of JISC projects on preservation, e-research environments, research assessment and interoperability.

Les Carr

Morag Greig is the Advocacy Manager of Glasgow University’s institutional repository service, Enlighten. She was the project managers responsible for advocacy and copyright issues for the JISC funded DAEDALUS Project from 2003-2005. Along with advocacy issues she has recently been involved in introducing mandatory e thesis deposit at Glasgow. Morag is also a subject librarian with responsibility for subjects including electronics & electrical engineering, physics and music.

Morag Greig

After experimental research in Computational Neuroscience, Wolfram Horstmann worked on distributed information systems for complex media (educational simulations in the fields of neural and cognitive science as well as neuroinformatics) and academic publishing systems (across science and humanities). All of these systems were based on digital repositories. He is currently scientific-technical manager of the project DRIVER that is networking European digital repositories.

Morag Greig

Bill Hubbard is the Manager of SHERPA, based at the University of Nottingham and active in a portfolio of open access projects. Bill has a background in Higher Education and IT; in particular in work aiming to embed IT into university functions and working practices. His recent background includes three years as a commercial project manager in virtual reality applications for communications, installations and broadcast, specialising in virtual heritage environments. Before this he worked as a senior lecturer at De Montfort University, Leicester, leading a BA degree course in Multimedia Design.
Bill speaks widely on open access and related issues - repository network development, institutional integration, cultural change, IPR and policy development. Bill is an honorary lecturer in Information Systems at the University of East Anglia.

Bill Hubbard

Thomas Krichel is an associate professor in the College of Information and Computer Science at Long Island University and a student supervisor at Novosibirsk State University. As a trained economist, he is noted for creating and coordinating the RePEc digital library for economics.

Morag Greig

Franck Laloë is a physicist at the Laboratoire Kastler Brossel, ENS. His work includes optical pumping, quantum mechanics, and statistical physics. He was for a time chairman of the Action Commitee of publications of the European Physical Society. He has been involved in open archives for many years, and advised in 1999 the CNRS to create CCSD, (Centre pour la Communication Scientifique Directe).


Dr Norbert Lossau is the recently appointed Director of the Göttingen State and University Library, Germany, where he moved from his post as Library Director and Chief Information Officer (CIO) Scholarly Information at Bielefeld University. In his previous position he has been the first Head of the Oxford Digital Library, University of Oxford, UK.
He is member of various national and international steering committees and advisory boards, among others the Committee for Information Management at the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), the D-Grid Steering Group, the Executive Board of the German Initiative for Network Information (DINI), SPARC Europe Executive Board, and the Springer SBM European Library Advisory Board. Currently he is the scientific coordinator of the European project DRIVER (Digital Repository Infrastructure Vision for European Research) and of the German DFG project to build a national information platform on Open Access (http://www.open-access.net).

Norbert Lossau

Mahendra Mahey is a Repositories Research Officer for the JISC Digital Repositories Programme, a role which involves supporting the 25 projects within the Programme, providing advice and guidance, helping exploit synergies across the programme and beyond, synthesising project and programme outcomes, liaising with other national and international repositories activities, dissemination activities, scoping a repository reference model and collating project outputs, particularly scenarios, use cases and workflows, for use in scoping the repository landscape.


Susanna Mornati is Project Leader for AePIC (Academic e-Publishing Infrastructures CILEA) at CILEA. She coordinates e-publishing services that provide consultancy, training, design and management of open archives (E-LIS), e-publishing tools, portals and service providers (PLEIADI) in the context of Italian academic research and high education. Susanna writes and lectures on various aspects of information management and supports Open Access in national and international initiatives.

Susanna Mornati

Wilma Mossink is the legal advisor of SURFfoundation. Her expertise is in copyright management in higher education. She initiated the Zwolle conferences and undertakes work for the Dutch community of practise DiRECt (Digital Rights Expertise Community).

She was project manager for two work packages in the SURF-JISC collaboration on copyright: Publishing agreements, institutional copyright policies and institutional repositories: bringing the Zwolle agenda to fruition. Wilma developed the Copyrighttoolbox of which the Licence to publish forms an important part. Another part of her work are the legal aspects of open access. She also drafts and comments on licences for use of content and software.

Furthermore, Wilma advises the legal committee of the FOBID, the Dutch umbrella organisation of libraries. In this capacity, she represents the Netherlands in the Copyright Expert Group of Eblida, the European organisation for libraries. She is an expert resource person of the Copyright and Legal matters committee of IFLA (CLM) and is its information co-coordinator.

Wilma Mossink regularly gives presentations nationally and internationally about the position of libraries in the information society, the legal aspects of open access, institutional repositories and the changing relationships of authors, institutions of higher education and publishers because of new technologies.


Bernd Oberknapp - Description to be updated


John Paschoud is the Information Systems Engineer and Projects Manager at the London School of Economics Library, where he has been responsible for a number of partnership projects developing digital library technologies and most recently technologies and infrastructure for Access and Identity Management (http://www.angel.ac.uk). He is currently involved in management of The Identity Project (http://www.identity-project.info) and supporting work for the JISC UK Federated Access Management implementation programme. He is a Chartered Engineer and has previously worked in fields of IT unrelated to libraries.

John Paschoud

Panayiota Polydoratou is the RIOJA Project Officer at UCL (University College London). She holds a Ph.D. in Information Science from City University. Her research interests lie within the broad area of digital information and applications, particularly from the user's perspective. Her PhD research, which examined the use and functionality of metadata registry systems, was undertaken in collaboration with the System of Registries at the Environmental Protection Agency, USA, the MetaForm registry system at the University of Goettingen, Germany; and, partially, the SCHEMAS project at UKOLN. Through her work on the StORe project at Imperial College London and the Digital Health Programme at City University, she has also developed an interest in health information, digital repositories, open access, scholarly publication, and models of assessment and web metrics.


David Prosser was appointed the first director of SPARC Europe (an alliance of 110 research-led university libraries from 14 European countries) in October 2002. Previously, he spent ten years in science, technical, and medical journal publishing for both Oxford University Press and Elsevier Science. During this time he was involved in all aspects of publishing from production through to editorial and financial management of journals. Before becoming a publisher he received a PhD and BSc in Physics from Leeds University, UK.


Graham Pryor is currently project manager for the JISC Source to Output Repositories (StORe) project at the University of Edinburgh. Previously, he was Director of Information Systems and Services at the University of Aberdeen.

Graham Pryor

R. John Robertson is a Repositories Research Officer (JISC-CETIS) for the JISC Digital Repositories Programme and the Repositories and Preservation strand of the JISC Capital Programme. He is also a researcher at the Centre for Digital Library Research at the University of Strathclyde. His interests are in metadata workflows, metadata quality, and repository networks. He recently managed the STARGATE project exploring the use of static repositories for publisher participation in OAI-PMH-based services.

John Robertson

Frank Scholze has been head of the public services department at Stuttgart University Library since 2003. He is also responsible for the Institutional Repository Software OPUS at Stuttgart University. He chairs the DINI (German Initiative for Networked Information) working group on electronic publishing. He has an MA in art history and English literature and a BSc in Library and Information Science.

Frank Scholze

MacKenzie Smith is the Associate Director for Technology at the MIT Libraries, where she oversees the Libraries' use of technology and its digital library research program. She is currently acting as the project director for the DSpace open source software platform for digital archives, and is leading a number of research projects examining new modes of scholarly communication and digital preservation. She was formerly the Digital Library Program Manager for the Harvard University Library, and held library IT positions at both Harvard and the University of Chicago. Her academic background is in Library and Information Science, and her research interests are in applied technology for digital libraries and archives.

Mackenzie Smith

Alma Swan has a PhD in cell biology from Southampton University and an MBA from Warwick Business School. After a lecturership at Leicester University, and senior managing editor position at Pergamon Press (later Elsevier Science), in 1996 she jointly founded the consultancy Key Perspectives Ltd, which undertakes business development and market research work in the scholarly communications arena. Alma is business strategy tutor on Warwick Business School's MBA programme, business mentor/teacher for Southampton University's School of Management, Visiting Researcher in the School of Electronics & Computer Science at Southampton University and Associate Fellow in the Marketing & Strategic Management Group at Warwick Business School. She is an elected member of the Governing Board of Euroscience (the European Association for the Promotion of Science and Technology).

Alma Swan

Pritpal. S. Tamber - Description to be updated


Herbert Van de Sompel is currently the team leader of the Digital Library Research and Prototyping Team at the Research Library of the Los Alamos National Laboratory. The Team does research regarding various aspects of scholarly communication in the digital age, including information infrastructure, interoperability, digital preservation and indicators for the assessment of the quality of units of scholarly communication. Herbert has played a major role in creating the Open Archives Protocol for Metadata Harvesting, the OpenURL Framework for Context-Sensitive Services, the SFX linking server, and the info URI.

Herbert Van De Sompel

Gerard van Westrienen graduated from the 'Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam' in economics. He worked there for 5 years and afterwards for 13 years in different positions at the Nuffic, the Netherlands organisation for international co-operation in higher education. In 2001, he switched to the SURF foundation. He is deputy manager of the Platform for ICT and Research and has been involved amongst others in the inception of the DARE programme, the Promise of Science project on doctoral e-theses, and on copyright issues in scholarly communication.

gerard Van Westrienen

Jens Vigen is the chief scientific information officer with responsibility for the Library and the Archive at CERN. He has over the ten last years been deeply involved in developing digital library services. Recently his activities have been strongly focused on establishing models for open access publishing. Before joining CERN, Jens held a position at the library of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. He has a master degree in civil engineering; geodesy and photogrammetry.

Jens Vigen

Leo Waaijers is the manager of the SURF Platform ICT and Research in the Netherlands. Before joining DARE he was the head librarian of Delft University of Technology and of Wageningen University and Research Centre for 15 years.

Leo Waaijers

Simeon Warner is a Research Associate in Computing and Information Science at Cornell University. He is one of the developers of the arXiv e-print archive (http://arxiv.org/) and his research interests include web information systems, interoperability, and open-access scholarly publishing. He has been actively involved with the Open Archives Initiative (OAI) since its inception and was one of the authors of the OAI Protocol for Metadata Harvesting. Prior to working on arXiv, he worked in in computational physics, a discipline in which arXiv long ago eclipsed conventional journals as the preferred means of scholarly communication.

Simeon Warner

John Wilbanks comes to Creative Commons from a Fellowship at the World Wide Web Consortium in Semantic Web for Life Sciences. Previously, he founded and led to acquisition Incellico, a bioinformatics company that built semantic graph networks for use in pharmaceutical research & development. Before founding Incellico, John was the first Assistant Director at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School. His first technology work was at fonix, where he researched human-computer interface and pattern recognition. He also worked in US politics as a legislative aide to U.S. Representative Fortney (Pete) Stark and a grassroots coordinator and fundraiser for the American Physical Therapy Association. John holds a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Tulane University and studied modern letters at the Universite de Paris IV (La Sorbonne). He is a research affiliate at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory and can be found in the project MAC groupspace. He serves on the Advisory Board of the U.S. National Library of Medicine's PubMed Central and the International Advisory Board of the Prix Ars Electronica's Digital Communities awards.


Andrew Wray is a Group Publisher at IOP Publishing, responsible for open access journals and titles covering the full breadth of physics. He has experience of the theory and practice of open-access publishing through JHEP, New Journal of Physics and the Journal of Physics: Conference Series, and has managed several journals whose communities make full use of arXiv. Andrew also works on the design and usage of author, referee and readers' web pages for online journals. He has a recent interest in measures of the performance or value of research articles.

Andrew Wray

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