ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries

June 13-17, 2011
Ottawa, Canada

Bringing Together Scholars,
Scholarship and Research Data

Hosted by the University of Ottawa

Tutorial Organizers


Christoph Becker is currently a Post-doctoral research fellow with INESC-ID Lisbon, Portugal, and also  ontinues his research at the Department of Software Technology and Interactive Systems, Vienna University of Technology. Since 1998 he has worked as an independent IT consultant and software architect on a range of IT projects in automotive, telecommunications, logistics, and finance sectors. He finished his doctoral degree in computer science in 2010 after graduating with an MSc in Economics and Computer Science from the Vienna University of Technology in 2007 and with an MSc and BSc in Computer Science in 2006 and 2004 respectively. He is member of ACM and IEEE and has been involved in the European research projects DELOS, PLANETS, and DPE. He is currently leading the sub-project Scalable Planning and Watch in the new EU-funded project SCAPE: Scalable Preservation Environments. Topics of interest include requirements analysis and system design; information management, specifically digital preservation; decision analysis; enterprise architecture; software engineering; information systems; and others. 

George Buchanan is Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) at City University, London. George recently joined the Centre for Human-Computer Interaction Design at City, moving from the Future Interaction Technology Laboratory at Swansea University. He has extensively published on CHI issues in DLs.

Sally-Jo Cunningham is Associate Professor at the University of Waikato, New Zealand. Sally Jo is a member of the New Zealand Digital Library Group and also of the Human-Computer Interaction Research Group at Waikato. She has extensive teaching and research experience in HCI as applied to information resources.

Edward Fox holds a Ph.D. and M.S. in Computer Science from Cornell, and a B.S.  from M.I.T. Since 1983 he has been at Virginia Tech, where he serves as Professor. He directs VT’s Digital Library Research Laboratory and the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations. He was chair of the IEEE Technical Committee on Digital Libraries, is chair of the steering committees for JCDL, and is on the international advisory committee for ICADL. He has been (co) PI on 110 research and development projects. In addition to his courses at Virginia Tech (including on digital libraries), Dr. Fox has taught 75 tutorials in more than 25 countries. He has given more than 63 keynote/ banquet/international invited/distinguished speaker presentations, 155 refereed conference/workshop papers, and 330 additional papers/presentations. He has co-authored/edited 13 books, 96 journal/magazine articles, 46 book chapters, and many reports. Fox was Co-Editor-in-Chief for ACM JERIC, and is on the boards of IJDL, IP&M, JEMH, JIIS, JOCCH, J. UCS, Multimedia Tools & Applications, TOIJ, TOIS, etc.

Gondy Leroy earned a combined B.S. and M.S. in experimental psychology from the Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium) in 1996, a M.S. in 1999 and a Ph.D. in 2003 in Management Information Systems from the University of Arizona. She is currently associate professor in the School of Information Systems and Technology at Claremont Graduate University. Her research focuses on the use of information technology to study, facilitate and improve communication between people in medical informatics and law enforcement. She has published her work in ACM Computing Surveys, ACM Transactions on Information Systems, JASIST, JAMIA, International Journal of Medical Informatics, Journal of Biomedical Informatics, IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine and Empirical Software Engineering  among others. Her projects have been funded by the National Library of Medicine / National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, Microsoft Research, the National Center for Women and Information Technology, and several foundations such as the Allergan Foundation and Verizon Foundation among others. She is an IEEE Senior Member, serves on the editorial board of Journal of Database Management and of the International Journal of Social and Organizational Dynamics in IT.  She has edited special issues for Decision Support Systems and Women’s Studies and served as associate editor, track chair or on the organizing committee of over 20 conferences. She co-leads the Recruitment and New Member Engagement Project for the National Center for Women in Information Technology (NCWIT).

Andreas Rauber is Associate Professor at the Department of Software Technology and Interactive Systems at the Vienna University of Technology. He is actively involved in several research projects in the field of Digital Libraries, focusing on the organization and exploration of large information spaces, as well as Web archiving and digital preservation. His research interests cover the broad scope of digital libraries, including specifically text and music information retrieval and organization, information visualization, as well as data analysis and neural computation. He is involved in numerous initiatives in the area of digital preservation, such as DPE - Digital Preservation Europe; Planets - Preservation and Long-term Access Networked Services; nestor - Network of expertise in Digital long-term preservation. He has been lecturing extensively on this subject at different universities, as part of the DELOS and nestor summerschools on digital preservation, as well as during a range of training events on digital preservation.

Kirsta Stapelfeldt has worked extensively in technology-rich environments and as a freelance writer/researcher. She also has experience developing online library tutorials with the Dalhousie Libraries, and communicating with the Information-Literacy and Academic Library community. Her current work as Repository Manager and Islandora Project Manager at UPEI requires remaining abreast of contemporary repository technologies and trends in the library community. Kirsta’s experience teaching at Dalhousie, combined with regular research, project management, and report writing contracts with Quantum Communications and the Legal Information Society of Nova Scotia required multiple environmental scans on diverse topics, and successful assimilation and communication of secondary source data. While in the Masters of Library and Information Studies Program, Kirsta sent surveys to 5000 library staff members in Universities across Canada to determine attitudes and  approaches to open-source software, receiving a 5-6% response rate.