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

Concurrent 4B: Now on the Horizon….

Start-Ups and Scholarly Apps That Can Change Your World


Tom Scheinfeldt
Tom Scheinfeldt is Managing Director of the Center for History and New Media and Research Assistant Professor of History in the Department of History and Art History at George Mason University. Tom received his bachelor’s degree from Harvard and his master’s and doctoral degrees from Oxford, where his doctoral thesis examined inter-war interest in science and its history in diverse cultural contexts, including museums, universities, World’s Fairs and the mass media. A research associate at the Smithsonian Institution Archives and a fellow of the Science Museum, London, Tom has lectured and written extensively on the history of popular science, the history of museums, history and new media, and the changing role of history in society. In addition to managing general operations at CHNM, Tom directs several of its online history projects, including Omeka, the September 11 Digital Archive, the Hurricane Digital Memory Bank, the Papers of the War Department, 1784-1800, and Gulag: Many Days, Many Lives. Tom blogs at Found History and is a regular on the Digital Campus podcast.
Kevin Stranack
Kevin Stranack is a research associate with the Public Knowledge Project, a research and development initiative of four universities in Canada and the United States, with the goal of increasing public access to scholarly publications. He works with editors, publishers, software developers, and librarians from around the world, helping them to find open source solutions to their information technology requirements.
Victor Henning
Victor Henning is a doctoral student and lecturer at the Bauhaus-University of Weimar. In October 2007, he co-founded Mendeley, a desktop- and web-application for managing and sharing research papers and discovering research trends. Based in London, Mendeley is backed by the executives who built Skype, Last.fm and Warner Music Group.