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2001 annual meeting

Speaker Bios

Blaise Simqu

is the Executive Vice President for Sage Publications’ Higher Education Group, which includes both the journals and books publishing divisions. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Publishers International Linking Association (PILA) and the Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP). Blaise began his career in publishing in 1984 and first joined Sage Publications in 1986. In 1990, Blaise moved to Jossey-Bass Publishers. In 1991, he was appointed Director of Kinko’s Publishing/College Division at corporate headquarters. He returned to Sage in 1996.

Cynthia Hill

manages SunLibrary, Sun Microsystems’ worldwide information center. As part of Sun’s Chief Technology Office and Sun Labs, her group provides information services, resources, and knowledge collaboration support throughout Sun. Formerly, Cindy managed information services at Failure Analysis Associates, Inc. (now Exponent, Inc.), where her team provided in-depth research and information in the scientific, legal and medical disciplines.

David Sidman

is Founder and CEO, Content Directions, Inc., the first commercial Registration Agency for the Digital Object Identifier (DOI). Prior to founding Content Directions in August 2000, David was Director of New Publishing Technologies for John Wiley & Sons, where he was responsible for helping Wiley transition to the world of electronic publishing through a combination of new product strategies, internal infrastructure projects, and external acquisitions and investments. He has held positions at Moody’s Investors Service and International Capital Markets Division of Barclays Bank, which invoved technology, the information industry, Wall Street, and the retail industry.

Douglas LaFrenier

is Senior Director, Sales & Marketing, at the American Institute of Physics. LaFrenier held previous positions at Macmillan, McGraw-Hill, the Scientific American Library, and Robert Ubell Associates, a publishing consulting firm. He is a member of the Special Libraries Association and the North American Serials Interest Group, and formerly sat on the Board of Directors of the Society for Scholarly Publishing.

Ed Pentz

is Executive Director of Publishers International Linking Association, Inc. (PILA) the not-for-profit organization set up by scholarly publishers to develop and run the CrossRef service. CrossRef enables scholarly publishers and other organization to enable links to full text articles on other publishers’ systems. Prior to joining PILA Mr. Pentz was Manager, e-Business Development, at Academic Press where he worked on IDEAL, online reference woprks and Digital Object Identifier (DOI) implementation. He has been Chair of National Information Standards Organization (NISO) DOI Syntax Standards Committee and is currently stationed in Oxford, U.K.

Edward W. Colleran

serves as the Senior Director of Rightsholder Relations at Copyright Clearance Center (CCC), the world’s premier provider of copyright licensing and compliance solutions. He oversees strategic initiatives focused on CCC’s publisher constituency and manages the development of content licensing solutions and new revenue-generating initiatives for CCC’s participating publishers. Ed also provides the vision for the advancement of CCC’s digital rights management services and is a key contributor on other long-term strategic issues facing the information industry.

Eric Pepper

is the Director of Publications of SPIE – The International Society for Optical Engineering, where he oversees the publication of four peer-reviewed journals, 350 conference proceedings annually, a scholarly technical books program, a member magazine, and SPIE’s new Digital Library.

Greg Fagan

is a Publisher in the US Health Sciences Division of Elsevier, where he oversees a list of medicine and surgery journals. Before joining Elsevier, he was Editorial Manager for AccessMedicine at McGraw-Hill. Before that, Greg spent several years in journal production, with stops at John Wiley, Raven Press/Lippincott-Raven, and Plenum Press. Greg has long been active in SSP. He currently serves on the Education Committee, and is a frequent speaker at SSP seminars.

Kent Anderson

is the executive director of international business and product development for The New England Journal of Medicine, Journal Watch, and other publications of the Massachusetts Medical Society. Prior to this, he was publishing director for The New England Journal of Medicine. He joined the Journal in 2000. From 1996 through 2000, he was director of medical journals at the American Academy of Pediatrics in Chicago, IL. He has been in healthcare publishing for more than 15 years, and has worked as a writer, editor, managing editor, and publisher. He has shared in regional, national, and international awards as a writer, editor, and designer. In 1995, he helped to develop one of the first online continuing medical education (CME) sites, and in 1997 launched an early e-only journal publishing program. In more recent years, he has helped develop novel online author information services and successful services for handheld computers. In addition, he has launched many viable new titles both in print and online, managed major publication overhauls and redesigns, and helped to develop robust ancillary product portfolios. He writes and speaks occasionally about aspects of STM publishing. Kent has a graduate degree in business, and an undergraduate degree in English.

Stephen P. Cohen

is Director of Content Engineering at the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), where he is responsible for the technologies that drive IEEE’s electronic publishing program and support their electronic content repository. Cohen is a member of the CrossRef technical working group and serves as IEEE’s technical representative to the International DOI Foundation. He is also an instructor in the Master of Science in Publishing program at New York University.

Vicky Reich

is Director, LOCKSS Program, Stanford University Libraries. She was Assistant Director, HighWire Press. Her traditional librarian career included a wide variety of responsibilities at the: University of Michigan; Library of Congress; National Agricultural Library; and Stanford.