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2006 SSP TMR

Speaker Bios

Amanda Spiteri

Amanda Spiteri is a 17-year veteran of the scientific, technical and medical (STM) publishing industry. She has excelled at a number of roles since she left her position as a medical researcher at the Cardiothoracic Institute in London to join Elsevier in 1989. Her tenure began as a publishing editor for a diverse roster of topics from Cancer Research to Industrial Engineering and included a successful period in Japan developing English language publications.

Asako Omi

Asako Omi worked for NTT (Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation) for 17 years.
She has been involved in the development and operation of J-STAGE, an electronic journal platform developed by Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), funded by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, since its planning stage in 1998. She has also been responsible for the development and operation of the JST Link Center, a metadata database for linking references and a gateway to A&I services. Now a consultant to academic societies in the area of electronic publishing and system analysis, she also serves on the Journal Selection Committee for Journal@rchive (a JST backfile archiving and preservation initiative) and the Advisory Committee for JST’s SciencePortal.

Benjamin White

Benjamin White is the Copyright Compliance and Licensing Manager at the British Library. He has a background in publishing having worked for Pearson Education internationally, as well as for Ordnance Survey, the national mapping agency of the United Kingdom. He is active in the Intellectual Property field within the UK sitting on a number of bodies including the BBC’s Creative Archive Advisory Board, the UK Government’s Creative Economy Programme (Competition and Intellectual Property) as well as the Institute of Public Policy Research’s Advisory Board on Intellectual Property and the Public Sphere.

Bob Stein

Bob Stein is Director of the Institute for the Future of the Book and founder of The Voyager Company. For 13 years he led the development of over 300 titles in The Criterion Collection, a series of definitive films on videodisc, and more than 75 CD ROM titles including the CD Companion to Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, Who Built America, and the Voyager edition of Macbeth. Previous to Voyager, Stein worked with Alan Kay in the Research Group at Atari on a variety of electronic publishing projects. Eight years ago, Stein started ‘Night Kitchen’ to develop authoring tools for the next generation of electronic publishing. That work is now being continued at the Institute for the Future of the Book.

Brent Shaw

Brent Shaw is the Princeton Coordinator of the Princeton-Stanford Working Papers in Classics. Professor Shaw works on and teaches the history of the high and later Roman Empire. His main regional focus is the North African provinces of the empire. He has also worked and published on the demography and social history of the Roman family. His current research interest is the problem of sectarian violence in Christian communities in Africa in the age of Augustine. He has published articles in all of these areas and, more recently, a sourcebook on Spartacus and the Slave Wars. He is also currently involved in the first volume of Worlds Together, Worlds Apart, a new world history text that is being written by faculty in the Department of History at Princeton.

Charles Watkinson

Charles Watkinson is Director of Purdue University Press, a unit of Purdue University Libraries. He previously worked as Director of Publications at the American School of Classical Studies in Princeton, NJ. He has over 15 years experience in various scholarly publishing roles including management jobs in book distribution, marketing, and bookselling. By background an archaeologist, he also has extensive fieldwork experience in the Mediterranean region and has written and published on subjects related to the ancient world and on digital data. He is a member of the Executive Board of the Society for Scholarly Publishing and a member of the Library Relations Committee of the Association of American University Presses. He is currently working on an IMLS-funded research project on strategies for success in library-based publishing, in collaboration with colleagues from Georgia Tech and University of Utah, as well as Purdue.

Christopher Greer

Chris Greer is Program Director, Office of Cyberinfrastructure at the National Science Foundation where he is responsible for digital data activities. Dr. Greer received his PhD from UC Berkeley and was a member of the faculty at UC Irvine for 18 years, where his research on gene expression pathways was supported by grants from the NSF, NIH and the American Heart Association. During that time, he was founding Executive Officer of the RNA Society. A member of the permanent staff at the NSF, he recently served as Executive Secretary for the Long-lived Digital Data Collections Activities of the National Science Board, and is currently Co-Chair of the Interagency Working Group on Digital Data.

Edward Colleran

Edward Colleran serves as the Senior Director of the International Division at Copyright Clearance Center (CCC), the world’s premier provider of copyright licensing solutions. He oversees strategic initiatives focused on CCC’s international activitiesspecifically, providing rightsholders around the world with new content licensing solutions and revenue-generating initiatives based on CCCs products and services. Edward also provides the vision for the advancement of CCC’s rights management services and is a key contributor on other long-term strategic issues facing the information industry.

An industry veteran, Edward is a member of the Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA) board of directors and also serves on the NA Steering and Copyright committees of ALPSP. Edward is also a past member of the board of the Society for Scholarly Publishers (SSP). He is a featured speaker and editorial contributor on issues such as navigating copyright requirements and the challenges and opportunities of managing content in a digital environment. A regular speaker at industry events, Edward has recently presented at the annual conferences of SSP, ALPSP and SIIA as well as London Online and the Frankfurt Book Fair.

Jill O’Neill

Jill O’Neill has been a part of the information community for more than 20 years, holding positions at such firms as Elsevier, Thomson Scientific and John Wiley & Sons.

Her current role is Director of Planning & Communication for NFAIS, an international membership organization of content and technology providers.

Her current focus is on Web-based applications for the creation, discovery and dissemination of content and promoting the potential value of those tools to the global information community.

John Burns

John Burns recently joined Amazon.com to manage the Digital Text Conversion Group after two decades at Hewlett Packard where he was manager of Digital Content Remastering Group in HP Labs. He has a strong interest in all aspects of the efficient capture and conversion of paper based content into useful digital assets. His group was responsible for the conversion of the MIT Press collections and the Time Magazine collections for subsequent exploitation. He has long had a strong interest in ensuring that processes are designed so as to create flexible masters that can be used in the full range of fulfillment paths, including PoD, eBooks & online libraries.

Kevin Guthrie

Kevin M. Guthrie is the president of Ithaka, a not-for-profit organization committed to helping accelerate the adoption of productive and efficient uses of information technology for the benefit of the worldwide higher education community. Ithaka focuses on three operational areas: providing strategic services to assist not-for-profit organizations in developing sustainable economic models, providing shared administrative services to a small family of affiliated entities; and organizing and conducting research on the impact of advancing technologies on higher education. Kevin is the former president and current chairman of JSTOR and serves as a trustee for ARTstor. Previously he started his own software development company and was a research associate at The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, where he authored The New-York Historical Society: Lessons from One Nonprofit’s Long Struggle for Survival (Jossey Bass). He holds a BSE in Civil Engineering from Princeton University and a Masters in Business Administration from Columbia University.

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Mark McCabe

Mark J. McCabe joined the School of Economics in 1998 after seven years with the U.S. Justice Department’s Antitrust division. While at Justice, his responsibilities included analysis of anticompetitive practices, mergers, and federal economic regulation. During this time, he conducted research on a variety of topics in industrial organization. He also served as an adjunct professor at American University, teaching courses in microeconomics and game theory. Dr. McCabe’s research has appeared in various economics journals, including the American Economic Review and the Rand Journal of Economics, and is frequently cited in the business and science press.

Paul Duguid

Paul Duguid is adjunct professor in the School of Information at UC Berkeley and holds additional appointments at Queen Mary, University of London and Santa Clara University. In fall 2006, he will be co-teaching two courses in the School of Information at Berkeley, one on the quality of information and one on the history of information. The first explores his interests in questions of the authority, authenticity, and warranting of information. (He is also working in the not unrelated field of brand and trademark history.) The second explores the history of information technologies while addressing questions of technological determinism.

His interest in multidisciplinary, collaborative work has led him to work with social scientists, computer scientists, economists, linguists, management theorists, and social psychologists. His writing has appeared in a broad array of scholarly fields and journals including anthropology, business and business history, cognitive science, computer science, design, education, economic history, human-computer interaction, information science, management, organization theory, and wine history. Duguid has also written for a variety of less specialized publications, including the Times Literary Supplement, the Nation, and the Threepenny Review.

Reverend AKM Adam

The Rev. Dr. A K M Adam is Professor of New Testament at Seabury-Western Theological Seminary. He has written numerous books and articles about the New Testament, biblical theology, hermeneutics, and technology. His most recent book, Faithful Interpretation, will appear this year from Fortress Press. He writes and gives presentations on the relation of technology to theology, education, and culture. He blogs at “AKMA’s Random Thoughts,” whence he catalyzed the online construction of a reader-produced audiobook of Lawrence Lessig’s Free Cultureand inspired the Librivox public domain audiobook project.

Robert Hanisch

Dr. Robert Hanisch is an astronomer and senior scientist at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, MD. STScI operates the Hubble Space Telescope for NASA, and Bob has been involved with HST calibration and data analysis software, scientific computing, image processing, data management, and information technology over the past 22 years. In 2001 Bob assumed the position of Project Manager for the US National Virtual Observatory project. Bob also has an intense interest in scholarly publications, and for three years was the chair of the American Astronomical Society’s Publication Board. He is currently working on using the Virtual Observatory framework as a tool for capturing, managing, and providing access to the digital data associated with the peer-reviewed literature.

Thinh Nguyen

Thinh Nguyen as Counsel for Science Commons is responsible for advising on legal issues relating to Science Commons and for implementing its strategy and operations. Previously, he worked as licensing attorney, and then corporate counsel, for Business Objects, a maker of business intelligence and reporting software, and in a similar position for Crystal Decisions, Inc., prior to its acquisition by Business Objects. Before that, he was an associate at Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati, a Silicon Valley law firm, where his work focused mainly on licensing transactions involving strategic collaborations and joint ventures, particularly in life sciences. Thinh earned his BA and J.D. degrees at Harvard.

William Strong

William S. Strong is a partner with Kotin, Crabtree and Strong and leads the intellectual property practice. He graduated from Harvard College in 1973 and Harvard Law School in 1977. He is the author of The Copyright Book, 5ed., a book on copyright law for non-specialists. From 1987 to 1996 he served as Adjunct Professor of Copyright Law at the Franklin Pierce Law Center in Concord, New Hampshire. For two years, Mr. Strong headed the division of the American Bar Association’s Intellectual Property Section that deals with new information technologies. Mr. Strong also continues to represent numerous non-profit organizations, especially in the field of education financing.