Issues and Trends in Digital Repositories of Non-Textual Information: Support for Research and Teaching

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Monday, June 25, 2007, 8:30-11:00 AM

Reception and Poster Session to follow, 11:00-12:00

Libraries have long been invaluable for preserving and organizing literature produced from scientific research. Librarians and researchers alike are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of also preserving the scientific community's prodigious output of data, which are often difficult, if not impossible, to find in published literature. This engaging and informative program will address the issues and trends of storing and providing access to the vast amount of non-textual information produced by scientific research.

Thomas Dowling, Assistant Director of Library Systems, Client/Server Applications, OhioLINK
Building OhioLINK's Digital Resource Commons: A Multi-Media, Multi-Institution (And Sometimes Even Open Access) Research Repository

Thomas Dowling is a librarian and web developer with 15 years experience integrating information technology with library services.  He works at  OhioLINK , the Ohio Library and Information Network, where he has worked with academic librarians from around the state of Ohio in planning, designing, and implementing state-of-the-art services for library database research, full-text scholarly electronic journals, electronic theses and dissertations, and web tools for connecting researchers from scholarly citations to full text.  His "other duties as assigned" currently include work on OhioLINK's team to build a unified, modular architecture for large-scale hosting of e-journals, digital media, theses and dissertations, and institutional repository content.

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D. Scott Brandt, Associate Dean for Research, Purdue University
Data, Research, Metadata, Metaresearch

D. Scott Brandt has been a professor of Library Science at Purdue University since 2002 and in the position of associate dean for research since 2005. He is responsible for developing and guiding a research program which emphasizes working closely with research faculty in other disciplines to help solve their data and information problems. With colleagues at Purdue he has contributed to  e-Scholar, a distributed approach to multiple repositories, and is the acting director of the  Distributed Data Curation Center. Scott wears many hats, including educator, author, moderator, reviewer, grant-writer, and techman.  Most recently, he added underwater photographer to that list.

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H. Frank Cervone, Assistant University Librarian for Information Technology, Northwestern University
The University Library and its Role in Facilitating Campus-wide Streaming Media

H. Frank Cervone is the Assistant University Librarian for Information Technology at Northwestern University. The author of 4 books in applied Information Technology, he also writes a regular column for OCLC Systems and Services on digital library project management. He is the Chair of the Committee for Institutional Cooperation (CIC)  Library Information Technology Directors, the Chair of the Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois ( CARLI ) Learning Objects task force. He holds a M.S. Ed with a specialization in Online Teaching and Learning from California State University and an M.A. with a specialization in Information Technology Management in Information Agencies from DePaul University. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the Management of Libraries and Information Agencies at Northcentral University.

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