NISO/BISG 4th Annual Forum: Speaker Biographies
Mark Bide is the Executive Director of EDItEUR, the global trade standards organisation for the book and journal supply chains which also provides a management service to the International ISBN Agency. He is also the Project Director for the ACAP Project, and a Director of Rightscom, the specialist media consultancy. He has worked in and around the publishing industry for nearly 40 years, having been a Director of the European subsidiaries of both CBS Publishing and John Wiley & Sons. He is a Visiting Professor of the University of the Arts London.
Johan Bollen is an Associate Professor at the Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing. He was a Staff Scientist at the Los Alamos National Laboratory from 2005-2009, and an Assistant Professor at the Department of Computer Science of Old Dominion University from 2002 to 2005. He obtained his Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology from the University of Brussels in 2001 on the subject of cognitive models of human hypertext navigation. He has taught courses on Data Mining, Information Retrieval and Digital Libraries. His research has been funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, National Science Foundation, Library of Congress, National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the Los Alamos National Laboratory. His present research interests are usage data mining, complex networks, computational sociometrics, informetrics, and digital libraries. He has extensively published on these subjects as well as matters relating to adaptive information systems. He is presently the Principal Investigator of the MESUR project.
Jane Burke is Senior Vice President of Serials Solutions, a Seattle-based business unit of ProQuest. Jane was appointed to this position in June, 2005. Prior to joining ProQuest, Jane co-founded and served as President/CEO of Endeavor Information Systems. In addition to working as a librarian at Cook Memorial Library in Libertyville, Illinois early in her career, Jane served as President of NOTIS Systems.
Jane earned masters degrees in Library Science from Dominican University (formerly Rosary College) and in Management from the Kellogg School of Northwestern University. Always an involved member of the library community, she now serves on the Board of Governors for the Northwestern University Library and on the Board of Directors for the Dominican University Graduate School of Library and Information Science. Among her many awards, Jane was inducted into the Chicago Area Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame.
Scott Lubeck has more than thirty years of experience in publishing, entrepreneurship, and innovative use of technology. He began his career in editorial at the University of Texas Press in 1977; he became president of Texas Monthly Press in 1983. He has been at the forefront of many transformation initiatives in the publishing industry. As Director of the National Academy Press in Washington, D.C. in 1989, he led pioneering work in digital print and web publishing. In 1999, he joined the Perseus Books Group as Vice President and Managing Director where he led the development of Perseus Print on Demand. In 2001, he joined Harvard Business School Publishing in the newly created role of Chief Technology Officer to lead its strategic initiatives in digital publishing. In 2007, he joined NewsStand/LibreDigital as Vice President and General Manager and in 2008 joined Wolters Kluwer Health, Professional and Education as Vice President of Technology to lead its single-source publishing strategy. He is currently Executive Director of the Book Industry Study Group.
Jabin White is Director of Strategic Content for Wolters Kluwer Health’s Professional & Education Division. In this role, White is responsible for advising WK’s publishing teams on relevant technologies, collaboratively helping to determine product opportunities, and spearheading P&E’s digital content initiatives.
With a heavy background in XML theory and practice, White has spent most of his career evangelizing the benefits of markup languages and related technologies, including content management, workflow enhancements, and authoring tools. Prior to joining WK, White served as Vice President, STM Sales for Scope eKnowledge Center, and VP of Product Development at Silverchair, Inc., a leading developer of information solutions for health care publishers. Before Silverchair, White spent five years as Executive Director of Electronic Production at Elsevier, serving the Health Sciences Division. His group performed the production work for such products as MD Consult, Mosby’s Drug Consult, and The Official ABMS Directory of Board Certified Medical Specialists.
White started in health sciences publishing as an editorial assistant at Current Medicine, and learned SGML at Mosby in the mid-90’s, working on the drug reference Physicians GenRx. He has held electronic publishing positions at Mosby, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, and Unbound Medicine. He is a graduate of Wake Forest University with a BA in history and has a Masters in Business Administration from Pennsylvania State University.
Jeremy York is a project librarian for HathiTrust Digital Library. He graduated from Emory University in 2001 with a B. A. in History and received a Master of Information Science from the University of Michigan in 2008. He has more than ten years experience in libraries, working in areas of course reserves, archives and special collections, and information technology.