Rogers, Skinner, and Van de Sompel to be Featured Vision Speakers at NASIG 29th Annual Conference publicist 08 Nov 2013 17:37 UTC

The NASIG Program Planning Committee is pleased to announce
the Vision Speakers for the 29th Annual NASIG Conference!
The Vision Speakers are:

Jenica Rogers
Jenica Rogers is the Director of Libraries for the State
University of New York at Potsdam.She is best known for her
public decision not to renew her university’s annual
subscription to the American Chemical Society’s (ACS)
online journals package because of the ever-increasing
subscription costs. Her current professional interests
include interrogating the ways our information economy is
breaking down and reforming now that the internet changed
everything, figuring out what the role of a library is in a
reality in which warehousing books is sort of passé, and
informing, mentoring, and supporting new library
professionals as they hit the real world face first and at
full speed.

Katherine Skinner
Dr. Katherine Skinner is the Executive Director of the
Educopia Institute, a not-for-profit educational
organization that hosts inter-institutional, collaborative
programs for the production, dissemination, and preservation
of digital scholarship. She is the founding program director
for the MetaArchive Cooperative, a community-owned and
community-governed digital preservation network founded in
2004 that now has more than 50 member institutions in four
countries. She also serves as the host of the Library
Publishing Coalition project, in which 47 university
libraries currently are designing and implementing a
collaborative that addresses and supports an evolving,
distributed, and diverse range of library publishing and
production practices.

Herbert Van de Sompel
Herbert Van de Sompel is the team leader of the 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 Initiative
Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH), the Open
Archives Initiative Object Reuse & Exchange specifications
(OAI-ORE), the OpenURL Framework for Context-Sensitive
Services, the SFX linking server, the bX scholarly
recommender service, and info URI. Currently, he works with
his team on the Open Annotation, Memento (time travel for
the Web), and ResourceSync projects.

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Charlene N. Simser
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