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2009 SSP 31st Annual Meeting, Marriott Baltimore Waterfront, Baltimore, MD

Concurrent 2C: Handhelds in Academia: E-Books and Beyond


Kent Anderson
Kent Anderson is the CEO/Publisher for the Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery. He has been the Executive Director of Product Development for the New England Journal of Medicine, the Publishing Director for NEJM, and Director of Medical Journals at the American Academy of Pediatrics. He’s worked in healthcare publishing for 20 years, and has been a writer, editor, designer, copy editor, managing editor, and publisher. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Scholarly Kitchen, writes fiction under his pen name Andrew Kent, and has degrees in English and business.
Ameer Ahmed
Ameer is expert at conceiving and delivering innovative solutions to tricky business problems using Java/J2EE and XML technologies. He wields excellent communication skills to identify business needs and constraints and quickly designs and prototypes elegant solutions using the latest advanced technologies. Ameer has vast experience architecting and developing custom systems for content management and licensing, workflow/BPM and marketing automation for such organizations as JPMorganChase, The Harry Fox Agency, Starwood Hotels and Resorts, Time Inc. and ARTstor.

Ameer graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and Marketing from American College for Applied Arts.

David Seaman
David Seaman joined Dartmouth College Library as Associate Librarian for Information Management in December 2006. His areas of responsibility include Cataloging and Metadata Services, the Digital Library Technologies Group, Preservation Services, and the Dartmouth College Records Management program.

Prior to moving to New Hampshire he was the Executive Director of the Digital Library Federation (DLF) from 2002-2006. David came to the DLF in July 2002 from the Electronic Text Center at the University of Virginia Library, where he was the Center’s founding Director (1992-2002). In this role, he oversaw the creation and development of online texts, images, and e-books. He has lectured and published extensively in the fields of humanities computing and digital libraries, and since 1993 has taught SGML, XML, and imaging courses at the annual Rare Book School at the University of Virginia.

David Seaman holds a BA in English Studies (University of East Anglia, Norwich), an MA in Medieval Studies (University of Connecticut), and is working on a Ph.D in Managerial Leadership in the Information Professions (Simmons College, expected 2010).