Shawn Averkamp

Shawn Averkamp has specialized in data management and digital library development since 2007. Her work as a Senior Consultant at AVP has focused on exploring creative, user-focused solutions to a wide range of data challenges, from leading experimentation and assessment of machine learning tools for audiovisual metadata, to supporting supply chain analysis of cattle transactions and deforestation in Brazil, to mapping large-scale data migrations.Before joining AVP, Shawn served as Manager of Metadata Services, NYPL Labs at New York Public Library, where she oversaw metadata production and directed the development of metadata infrastructure for NYPL’s unique digital resources. Prior to joining NYPL, she supported metadata management, digital humanities, crowdsourcing platform development, and data curation at the University of Iowa Libraries as Data Services Librarian and Interim Head of Digital Research & Publishing. She also enjoys sharing her metadata knowledge and experience as an Adjunct Professor in the Moving Image Archiving and Preservation Program (MIAP) at New York University. She earned her MLIS from the University of Iowa and holds a BA in Music from Luther College.

Ana Fermoso García

Phd in Computer Sciences by Deusto University. Nowadays professor in Software Engineering. Member of MARATON research group, where she works in data processing and integration using among other, semantic and open data technologies applied to different contexts such as libraries, universities or e-government. Research experience accredited, indexed publications in recognized rankings (JCR, SJR), as well as software products and projects where she has participated like the responsible researcher.

Paloma Graciani-Picardo

Paloma Graciani-Picardo is the Metadata Librarian and Head of Printed and Published Media Cataloging at the Harry Ransom Center, where she oversees the creation and management of MARC-based cataloging and develops metadata strategies to enhance access and discovery of special collections and rare materials. During the past few years she has engaged in a variety of projects related to the implementation of Semantic Technologies within a library environment. Currently, Paloma is co-chair of the PPC Task Group on Sinopia Application Profiles, co-vice chair of ALA CORE Bibliographic Conceptual Models Interest Group and active member of the LD4 Community.

Jim Hahn

Jim Hahn is the Head of Metadata Research at the University of Pennsylvania Libraries leading linked data and metadata projects and research for the Libraries. Working collaboratively across the Libraries, his work is developing a vision for the services, technologies and policies to enhance discovery of collections, following international standards and best practices for linked data and metadata.

Charlie Harper

Charlie Harper holds a PhD in Classical Archaeology from Florida State University, where he specialized in the study of Greek prehistory and digital humanities applications. He now acts as the Digital Scholarship Specialist for the Freedman Center for Digital Scholarship at Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, OH, USA). Much of his current research focuses on interdisciplinary applications of machine learning, text analysis, and geospatial technologies. His recent publications include work on generative machine learning, natural language processing, and the application of unsupervised machine learning within academic libraries.

Anna Kasprzik

Anna Kasprzik is coordinating the automatization of subject indexing at the Leibniz Information Centre for Economics (ZBW) in Hamburg, Germany. She holds a PhD in Theoretical Computer Science and a qualification as a scientific librarian.
Before coming to ZBW, she had worked in an IT project for the Bavarian Library Union in Munich and then transferred to the department for research and development at the Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology (TIB) in Hanover where she worked on ontologies in the technical domain. Her interests include semantic technologies, machine learning techniques for text and data mining, the integration of symbolic and subsymbolic approaches, and the structuring of metadata information for purposes of information profiling and retrieval.

Huda Khan

Huda Khan works in software development at Mann Library, Cornell University. She is currently participating in the Linked Data: Closing the loop (LD4P3) grant with a focus on the use of linked data for enhancing discovery. Additionally, she has been involved with projects that employ Blacklight and GeoBlacklight. She has a joint Ph.D. in Computer Science and Cognitive Science from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Michael Lashutka

For over 25 years, Michael Lashutka has been developing software to help his clients work better. His consultancy; Properly Sorted, focuses on workflow systems that transform businesses, and software integrations that deliver value.

New development includes integrating Google Translate with FileMaker to deliver business proposals in multiple languages with the click of a button. Another project uses FileMaker and NFC tags to help track lighting and equipment for an events company. For long-standing customers like Western Union, U.C.S.B., Select Equity, and the Library of Congress, Properly Sorted supports existing systems and develops new apps.

When not attending to his love of navigating complex workflows, you can find him in his kitchen cooking for friends, or maintaining his abundant collection of tropical plants at home in Beacon, New York.

Nancy Lorimer

Nancy Lorimer is Head of the Metadata Department at Stanford University, where she oversees metadata creation and remediation and leads catalogers in linked data projects. Active in all the Linked Data for Production (LD4P) projects, a series of grants that aim to develop the infrastructure for technical services in a linked data environment, Nancy currently acts as the primary stakeholder for LD4P’s linked data editor Sinopia. Nancy is also a member of the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC) Policy Committee, the PCC Standing Committee on Training, and is co-chair of both the LC-PCC Task Group on Aggregates in Beta RDA Toolkit and the Task Group on PCC Sinopia Application Profiles. Her interests include entity management, ontology and vocabulary development, and the adaption of traditional technical services workflow to integrate linked data. Nancy has a BMus and MLIS from Western University in Canada, an MMus from the University of Edinburgh, and did doctoral work at the University of Chicago.

Jeff Mixter

Jeff Mixter works as a software engineer at OCLC Membership & Research. His work focuses on linked data and digital humanities research. He holds Bachelor's Degrees in History and German from The Ohio State University as well as Master's Degrees in Library Information Science and Information Architecture/Knowledge Management from Kent State University.

Jeremy Nelson

Jeremy Nelson is a software engineer with Stanford University Libraries focusing on the Sinopia Linked-Data editing environment and the Stanford Digital Repository. Prior to working at Stanford, he was the metadata and systems librarian at Colorado College. He is the author of two books; ''Becoming a Lean Library'' and ''Mastering Redis''. His current research interests are on the intersection of Machine Learning and Library metadata, in particular, RDF. He has a MS degree in Library and Information Science from University Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a BA in Philosophy and Economics from Knox College.

Steffen Rörtgen

Steffen Rörtgen is working on open education projects at the university computing centre for the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen and especially interested in open web technologies. He tries to solves problems concerning heterogenous education metadata with the help of semantic web approaches.

Currently he is working in the OER-related project Jointly, consults the wirlernenonline-project and is researching on machine-readable curricula and framework data.

Steffen likes classic philosophy and dogs.

Eva Seidlmayer

Eva Seidlmayer is a researcher in the Data Science and Service unit at ZB MED – Information Centre for Life Science in Cologne. After she received her PhD in Ancient Philosophy and Social Philosophy from Goethe University Frankfurt she conducted aMaster in Library and Information Sciences at TH Cologne. Currently, she works in a scientometric research project “Q-Aktiv” in collaboration with Kiel University and ZBW Kiel.

David Seubert

David Seubert has been the curator of the Performing Arts Collection at UCSB since 1998 where he manages the performing arts archives and the recorded sound collections and audiovisual archives. He is Principle Investigator and Project Director of the Discography of American Historical Recordings, an internationally recognized research project documenting early sound recordings with a goal of making them more widely accessible to scholars and the public.

He has degrees in music from Oberlin College and Library and Information Studies from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. David has taught courses in Audiovisual Archives Management at the University of Wisconsin Madison and consulted on audio preservation issues for various American organizations. He is a Past President of the Association for Recorded Sound Collections, a professional association of audio archivists and librarians and an appointed member of the National Recording Preservation Board at the Library of Congress.

Osma Suominen

Osma Suominen is working as an information systems specialist at the National Library of Finland. He is currently working on automated subject indexing, in particular the Annif tool and the Finto AI service, as well as the publishing of bibliographic data as Linked Data. He is also one of the creators of the Finto.fi thesaurus and ontology service and is leading development of the Skosmos vocabulary browser used in Finto. Osma Suominen earned his doctoral degree at Aalto University while doing research on semantic portals and quality of controlled vocabularies within the FinnONTO series of projects.

Joeli Takala

Joeli is employed as an information systems specialist in the National Library of Finland. He is responsible for the technical processing of SKOS vocabularies in the National Library's Finto service and doubles as a developer for the Skosmos vocabulary browser. He has a background in semantic web research and as an IT consultant for the public sector. Previously he has worked designing semantic portals and vocabulary data models in the Semantic Computing Research Group, in joint research projects between Aalto University and University of Helsinki.

Audrey Tang

Audrey Tang is Taiwan’s digital minister in charge of Social Innovation.

Audrey is known for revitalizing the computer languages Perl and Haskell, as well as building the online spreadsheet system EtherCalc in collaboration with Dan Bricklin.

In the public sector, Audrey served on Taiwan national development council’s open data committee and K-12 curriculum committee; and led the country’s first e-Rulemaking project.

In the private sector, Audrey worked as a consultant with Apple on computational linguistics, with Oxford University Press on crowd lexicography, and with Socialtext on social interaction design.

In the social sector, Audrey actively contributes to g0v (“gov zero”), a vibrant community focusing on creating tools for the civil society, with the call to “fork the government”.

Jakob Voß

Jakob Voß works in research and development at the head office of the Common Library Network (Gemeinsamer Bibliotheksverbund, GBV) in Göttingen. His main interests include data modeling, interoperability and knowledge organization.

Brittney Washington

Brittney Washington is the Metadata & Cataloging Librarian for Special Formats at the Harry Ransom Center in Austin, Texas. She has previously held positions at the Folger Shakespeare Library as the Nadia Sophie Seiler Rare Materials Resident and at Texas Woman's University as a Catalog Librarian. Her professional interest is primarily on the description of hand press era books and early modern manuscripts using linked data.

David Wilcox

David has more than nine years experience managing open source projects, teams, and communities. As Program Leader he is responsible for setting the vision for Fedora and serving as strategic liaison to the governance groups, members, and other stakeholders. David works together with the Fedora Technical Lead to oversee key project processes and undertakes international engagement through public speaking, developing and delivering workshops, facilitating user group meetings, and pursuing partnerships and grant funding for Fedora-related projects. David graduated from St. Thomas University (BA) and the Dalhousie School of Information Management (MLIS). Prior to joining LYRASIS he was the Program Manager at discoverygarden inc and the Islandora Training and Support Coordinator at the University of Prince Edward Island.




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