Jose Manuel Barrueco Cruz

José Manuel Barrueco is currently repository manager for RODERIC, the institucional repository of the University of Valencia (Spain) where he has been working as librarian since 1993. He earned a degree in Library and Information Science from the Politechnic University of Valencia. He has been involved in the areas of digital libraries and open access. He is one of the founders of RePEc (Research Papers in Economics). With more than 1,3M documents online it is one of the largest digital libraries available for free in the Internet. He has developed and manages the autonomous citation indexing service for RePEc which is called CitEc (Citations in Economics).

Timo Borst

Dr. Timo Borst has received his Master of Computer Science from Technical University, Berlin, and his PhD degree in Political Sciences with a focus on empirical linguistic research from University of Marburg, Germany. His main topics are infrastructures for e-science, repositories and Semantic Web. He is working at ZBW and Head of the Department for Innovative Information Systems and Publishing Technologies (IIPT). Moreover, he is lecturer at Hamburg University for Applied Sciences (HAW) in the field of Digital Libraries.

Christoph Böhme

Christoph Böhme is a researcher at the IT department of the German National Library. He studied computer science in Ilmenau (Germany) and received a PhD in Psychology from the University of Birmingham (UK). His PhD research was on computational modelling of selective attention for action. Christoph Böhme works at the German National Library as a research and development coordinator. His research interests are in the application of semantic web technology in libraries and in novel user interfaces for information retrieval systems in the cultural heritage domain. His current work focuses on infrastructure and tools for linked data processing in libraries.

Pascal Christoph

Pascal Christoph studied computational linguistics at the University of Cologne. He worked for two years as a system administrator and software developer. Since 2008 he is employed at the North RhineWestphalian Library Service Center (hbz) as developer and administrator of Open Source software with the scope of search engines and Linked Open Data. ( blog)

Stephen Davison

Stephen Davison is Head of the Digital Library Program at the University of California, Los Angeles. Lisa McAulay is Librarian for Digital Collection Development in the UCLA Digital Library Program. The Digital Library Program is responsible for the creation, management, and delivery of digital content; engages with campus, national and international partners in a wide range of projects; and works with faculty and students on the development of data management, digital preservation, and digital humanities services and projects. Claudia Horning is Head of the Metadata Section for the UCLA Library, providing a wide range of metadata services to the campus. Yukari Sugiyama is a former intern with the Digital Library Program and graduated from the UCLA Information Studies department. She is now Technical Services Librarian for the East Asian Collections in the Yale University Library.

Kai Eckert

Kai Eckert is a research associate at the Chair of Chris Bizer, University of Mannheim, where he leads the infrastructure development of the EU funded project DM2E (Digitised Manuscripts to Europeana). Kai Eckert is a computer and information scientist with master degrees from the University of Mannheim (Computer Science, Business Informatics) and the Humboldt-University of Berlin (MA LIS). He worked several years as software developer, before he joined the university again to work towards a doctorate with his thesis on usage-driven maintenance of knowledge organization systems. From 2010 to 2012, Kai Eckert worked for the Mannheim University Library as subject specialist and deputy head of the IT department. He developed the Linked Data Service of the library, providing the first publication of a library catalogue as Linked Data in Germany. He was member of the W3C Provenance Incubator Group and the W3C Library Linked Data Incubator Group. Currently, he participates in the W3C Provenance Working Group and co-chairs the DCMI Metadata Provenance Task Group.

Matias Frosterus

Matias Frosterus is a project manager in the National Library of Finland working in the ONKI project, which aims to build a national-level ontology service for Finland. He previously worked in the Aalto University researching semantic technologies in the FinnONTO project and now the ONKI project is realizing those results. In his spare time, he is working on his PhD on fusing legacy content with the semantic web.

Péter Király

Péter Király, software developer, analyst in the field of digital humanities. I currently work for Europeana and in my spare time on eXtensible Catalog. My main interests are publishing and searching large text corporas in the web, and inventing new ways of web presence of cultural heritage (library and archival materials), and semantic web technologies in these fields. My most important projects are Europeana, Europe's digital library, Anacleto, a search and publication engine applied in Project Gutenberg, the eXtensible Catalog, a next generation RDA/FRBR-based library discovery interface, and Hungarian Electronic Library. I am a Hungarian living recently in The Netherlands, and father of three young ladies.

Carsten Klee

Studied Information Science at the University of Applied Science in Potsdam (FHP) and was involved in several digital library projects like Clio-online, Zeitgeschichte-online, Slavistikportal and the Newspaper Information System (ZEFYS). Now working for the Zeitschriftendatenbank (ZDB) at the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin with focus on the development of online services and interfaces like linked data for ZDB bibliographic and the "Deutsche ISIL-Agentur und Sigelstelle". Also contributed in the "DINI-KIM-Group Titeldaten" and now moderating the "DINI-KIM-Group Bestandsdaten".

Atif Latif

Dr. Atif Latif has received his PhD degree in Computer Science from Graz University of Technology, Austria. His main research areas are Linked Open Data, Social Semantic Web and Digital Libraries. Since 2012, Atif works at the Leibniz Information Centre for Economics (ZBW) where he investigates solutions for applying Semantic Web and Linked Data technologies in digital library settings.

Martin Malmsten

Martin Malmsten is Head of Software Development at the National Library of Sweden. He works with many aspects of LIBRIS, the Swedish union catalog, which was one of the first large Linked Open Data projects in the library world. Martin is starting to see everything as graphs.

Nikolas Mitrou

Prof. Nikolas M. Mitrou received the Diploma degree in Electrical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) in 1980, the MSc degree in Systems and Control from UMIST, Manchester, in 1982, and the PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from NTUA in 1986. In 1988 he joined NTUA as a senior researcher, where he is currently a full Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. His research interests are in the areas of digital communications, networked multimedia and distributed knowledge organisation systems, in all range of studies: design, modelling, performance evaluation and implementation. Since 1988 Prof. Mitrou has been actively involved in many RACE, ESPRIT, ACTS and FP6 projects as a senior researcher, team coordinator or project coordinator. He has also coordinated many national research projects. Prof. Mitrou has published over 150 articles in international journals and conferences. Currently (2013), he is coordinating two large-scale national projects in the area of digital libraries and electronic book publishing, respectively. Since 2010 he is the elected chairman of the Hellenic Academic Libraries Association (HEAL-Link).

Joachim Neubert

Joachim Neubert works as a scientific software developer at the ZBW German National Library of Economics – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics. He published the STW Thesaurus for Economics and the 20th Century Press Archives as Linked Open Data and developed linked data based web services for economics. As an “invited expert”, he took an active part in the Library Linked Data Incubator Group of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). Currently, he is exploring the potential of CMS based LOD publishing, particularly in the Drupal-based ZBW Labs web site.

Felix Ostrowski

Felix Ostrowski studied Technology Communication, an interdisciplinary combination of communication and computer science. Since 2008 he has been working on a wide range of topics in the field of library and information science, among them distributed information systems and long term digital archives. Giving up his position as a research assistant at Humboldt University of Berlin, he founded graphthinking in 2013 and is since working as a Linked Data architect and consultant.

Vitali Peil

Vitali Peil earned a degree in mathematics from Bielefeld University and a Master degree in Library and Information Science from Cologne University of Applied Science. At Bielefeld University Library he is working on the publication management system PUB. Vitali also is part of the LibreCat group developing open source tools for libraries.

Valeria Pesce

Valeria Pesce's academic background is in Literatures and Library Science. She later studied computer programming and worked as web developer and database manager. Since 2007, she has been working as web architect and information systems specialist at the Global Forum on Agricultural Research (GFAR), in close collaboration with the FAO AIMS (Agricultural Information Management Standards) team.. She is currently working on the design and planning of information systems and tools leveraging agricultural information management standards (thesauri, metadata sets) and interoperable technologies (OAI-PMH, RDF). More in detail, her projects include the AgriDrupal tool (an information management tool built on the Drupal Content Management System and integrating the AGROVOC agricultural thesaurus and relevant metadata standards); AgriVIVO (a search portal built on a VIVO database, harvesting information about experts, organizations and events from various directories and online communities) and the publication of RDF vocabularies and Knowledge Organization Systems as Linked Data in the agINFRA project funded by the FP7 programme of the European Commission.

Magnus Pfeffer

Magnus Pfeffer studied computer science at Kaiserslautern University where he graduated in 2003. He then joined Mannheim University Library as subject specialist and deputy head of Digital Library Services. Among other projects, and together with Kai Eckert, he established an experimental Linked Data service for library data. In 2011 he became a professor at Stuttgart Media University (HdM). His research interest includes automatic indexing, large-scale metadata management and Linked Open Data in the library domain.

Adrian Pohl

Adrian has been working at the North Rhine-Westphalian Library Service Center (hbz) and promoting open knowledge since 2008. He is primarily working on hbz's linked open data service lobid focussing on project management, metadata and vocabularies. He has been on the SWIB organizing team since 2011. Twitter. Blog

Sven-S. Porst

Sven-S. Porst works on data and websites at SUB Göttingen. With a degree in Mathematics and an interest in usability and search technology, he tries to make research and bibliographic data accessible on the web.

Dorothea Salo

Dorothea Salo is a Faculty Associate in the School of Library and Information Studies at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, where she teaches about library technology, data curation, database design, organization of information, and the changing landscape of publishing. She is also a 2013 Discovery Fellow at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, where she is embedded in the Living Environments Laboratory. In 2009 Library Journal named her a Mover and Shaker for her open-access advocacy. She has written and presented internationally on data curation, institutional repositories, social media, scholarly publishing, copyright, and user-centered design. She holds an MA in Library and Information Studies and another in Spanish from UW-Madison.

Agnès Simon

Agnès Simon is a metadata expert librarian at the BnF in the Bibliographic and Digital Information Department. She has been working on the project data.bnf.fr since July 2011. Born in 1986, she is a graduate of the École nationale supérieure des sciences de l'information et des bibliothèques (French National Librarians’ School).

Fabian Steeg

Fabian is a software developer from Cologne, Germany. While studying information processing, linguistics, and geography he started working as a programmer in 2003, developing text mining and authoring tools at the University of Cologne and working on a web-based information system at DIMDI, the German Institute for Medical Documentation and Information. After completing his Masters degree in 2008, Fabian worked on digital preservation services in Planets, an EU project led by the British Library, and on collaborative text digitization tools in a DFG project with Swiss partners. After a detour into the startup world, where he helped to launch the backend of doo.net, a cloud platform for digital document management, he joined the LOD group at hbz, the North Rhine-Westphalian Library Service Center in 2012 to work towards an open library infrastructure. Fabian is an active open source contributor, Google Summer of Code participant, and Eclipse committer.

Nadine Steinmetz

Nadine Steinmetz is a research assistant and PhD student at Hasso Plattner Institute in Potsdam, Germany. She studied Computer Science at Technische Universität Ilmenau. Her research interests include Named Entity Disambiguation NED), Context Awareness in Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Knowledge Base Extraction. She is member of the Organizing and Program Committee of several scientific Semantic Web and Multimedia Conferences.

Lars G. Svensson

Lars G. Svensson works in the IT department of the German National Library as an advisor for knowledge networking. His current research focuses on the use of library information as linked data on the so-called Semantic Web. Before joining the DNB in 2003, he worked as a software developer and in petrochemistry.

Jakob Voß

Jakob Voß works in research and development at the head office of the Common Library Network (Gemeinsamer Bibliotheksverbund, GBV) in Göttingen. He graduated in Library and Information Science and in Computer Science at Humboldt University Berlin. Jakob was actively involved in the early development of Wikipedia and Wiki research. Other research areas include Social Tagging, Semantic Web and Data Modeling. He has just finished a PhD about general patterns in data structuring and description. At GBV Jakob is working on the transition of closed library systems to a service oriented architecture. This is achieved by specification and implementation of APIs and by development and propagation of Open Source software. The current work includes transformation of library information, such as holdings, availability, patrons, and loans, to RDF and its publication as Linked Open Data and by use-oriented APIs. Specifications created by Jakob include SeeAlso, BEACON, and DAIA. He blogs at jakoblog.de and tweets as @nichtich.

Richard Wallis

Richard Wallis, distinguished thought leader in Semantic Web and Linked Data technology, joined OCLC in 2012 as Technology Evangelist. Richard has been at the forefront of emerging Web and Semantic Web technologies in the wider information world for over 20 years. He is an active blogger, and was a regular podcaster in the "Talking with Talis" series. From 2008 to 2010, he hosted and chaired "Library 2.0 Gang," a monthly round-table podcast series that brought together thought leaders, movers and shakers, and executives from leading organizations in library technology. He is chair of the Schema Bib Extend W3C Community Group, a cross community group proposing extensions for the Schema.org vocabulary to increase its capabilities with regard to bibliographic data.

Simeon Warner

Simeon Warner is Director of the Repositories Group at Cornell University Library. Current projects include development of a Linked Data integration layer to support discovery and access within the Cornell University Library, an archival repository, the arXiv e-print archive, and Project Euclid. He was one of the developers of arXiv and his research interests include web information systems, interoperability, plagiarism detection, 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-PMH, OAI-ORE and ResourceSync specifications. He worked at Los Alamos National Laboratory before moving with arXiv to Cornell in 2001. Prior to working on arXiv, he worked in the Physics Department at Syracuse University in computational physics, a discipline in which arXiv has eclipsed conventional journals as the preferred means of scholarly communication. He has a PhD in physics from the University of Manchester, UK.

Philipp Zumstein

Philipp Zumstein studied mathematics at the ETH Zurich, where he also graduated in computer science. He is now working as subject librarian and in the IT group at the Mannheim University Library.

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