Daniel E. Atkins
Daniel E. Atkins is a Professor in the School of Information and in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He conducts research and teaches in the area of distributed-knowledge work environments including digital libraries and collaboratories. He is director of the Alliance for Community Technology, an academic based organization that works with major foundations and their grantees to innovate in the application of information and communication technology particularly to empower emerging communities. He has served as Associate Dean for Research of the College of Engineering and founding Dean of the School of Information.
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Maurita Peterson Holland
Maurita Peterson Holland is an Associate Professor and Assistant to the Dean at the University of Michigan School of Information. She is also the Director of the Office of Academic Outreach, which includes the school's Practical Engagement Program and Directed Field Experience programs, and the Digital ToolKit continuing education activity. Maurita directs the Cultural Heritage Preservation Institute (http://www.si.umich.edu/chpi/). Her work has been supported by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the Microsoft Foundation, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. For several years, she and her graduate students have worked with Diné College, Little Big Horn College, the Ojibway Tribe of Chippewa Indians and the Bay Mills Indian Community, and the Michigan Inter-Tribal Council. She is an advisor to the Kellogg Alliance for Community Technology (ACT).
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Peter Larsen (BA History, University of Wisconsin-Madison; MA Applied History, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; MLIS, University of Texas at Austin) works for St. Edward's University in Austin, Texas as a science reference librarian. His interest in reference issues and user-librarian interactions is informed by years of experience in retail and library public service. He participated in the NWIC Oksale virtual library project.
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Loriene Roy is a professor in the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Texas at Austin. She co-edited Library and Information Studies Education in the United States (London, Mansell, 1998) and has authored over one hundred publications. She directs "If I Can Read, I Can Do Anything," which promotes reading at schools on or near reservations. Her research includes creating a national virtual museum of the American Indian, studying Spectrum Initiative scholars, and co-developing a book recommending intelligent agent. She is Anishinabe (Ojibwe) and enrolled on the White Earth Reservation (Minnesota Chippewa Tribe).
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Michael Seadle has written over 50 articles, chapters, and books on a wide range of subjects including German history, computing management, and digitization. He has a PhD in history from the University of Chicago, a library degree from the University of Michigan, and a decade of experience as a computer professional. At present he is editor of the peer-reviewed academic journal Library Hi Tech, Principal Investigator for a Library of Congress/Ameritech award for text digitization, Principal Investigator for an Institute of Museum and Library Services digitization grant, and Co-PI for a Digital Library Initiative award for sound digitization. He works as Digital Services and Copyright Librarian at Michigan State University.
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Karen Worcman was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 1962. She graduated with a degree in History and a Master's in Linguistics. Since 1986, Karen has been working on oral history projects. She is Director, Museum of the Person as well as one of the Museum's founders. Since 1999, Karen has also been a Fellow of Ashoka, a global organization that supports individuals and social entrepeneurs around the world.
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