NISO E-Resource Management Forum
Speaker Biographies

October 7, 2010
Chicago, IL


Todd Carpenter
Todd Carpenter

Managing Director
National Information Standards Organization (NISO)

Todd Carpenter joined NISO as Managing Director in September 2006. In this role, Todd provides leadership to NISO as well as focuses on improving constituency relationships, standards development, and operational procedures. Previously, Todd was Director of Business Development with BioOne, a not-for-profit online journal aggregator, where he served the goals of both libraries and publishers by enhancing the products, services, and distribution that BioOne provides to participant constituencies.

Leadership in collaborative initiatives and partnerships among libraries and publishers has been a key aspect of Todd's career. Prior to joining NISO, Todd was at the Johns Hopkins University Press, where he directed the marketing of their 60 academic journals and was closely involved in the growth of Project MUSE, JHUP's online aggregation of humanities and social science journals. He has also held marketing and business development positions at the Energy Intelligence Group, a news service covering the oil and natural gas industries, and the Haworth Press, an academic and professional publisher. Todd is a graduate of Syracuse University and earned a masters degree in marketing from The Johns Hopkins University.



Norm Medeiros
Norm Medeiros

Associate Librarian for Bibliographic and Digital Services
Haverford College

Norm Medeiros is Associate Librarian for Bibliographic and Digital Services at Haverford College (PA), where he oversees technical services and many of the library’s digital initiatives. He has published and presented papers in the area of electronic resources management, most recently contributing "Access Revolution: The Birth, Growth, and Supremacy of Electronic Journals as an Information Medium" to E-Journals Access and Management (Jones, W. ed., Routledge, 2008). Norm served on the steering committee of the DLF ERMI Phase Two project, where he coordinated work on data exchange between ILS and ERM systems. He is an editorial board member of the Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship and NISO’s Information Standards Quarterly. Norm also serves as U.S. Editor of E-LIS, the international open archive of library and information science.



Martha Rice Sanders
Martha Rice Sanders

Knowledge Management Librarian
HELIN Consortium

Martha Rice Sanders has held the position of Knowledge Management Librarian for the HELIN Consortium in Rhode Island since the position was created in 2005. She supports the work of HELIN primarily in the areas of cataloging and authority control, electronic resource management, and as liaison between the libraries and the Berkeley Electronic Press for those members using Digital Commons as their institutional repository. She manages the Innovative Interfaces ERM module for 14 libraries in the Consortium and works extensively with Backstage Library Works on maintaining authority control in the HELIN catalog. Prior to working for HELIN, Martha held the position of Catalog Librarian and then Coordinator of Technical Services at Providence College. Previously, she held cataloging positions at the University of Connecticut, Storrs, and the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, where she received her Master of Science in Library Science in 1981. Martha was the 2009 recipient of the NETSL (New England Technical Services Librarians) Award for Excellence in Technical Services.



Nisa Bakkalbasi
Nisa Bakkalbasi

Director of Planning and Assessment of Libraries and Educational Technologies
James Madison University

Nisa Bakkalbasi is the Director of Planning and Assessment for the division of Libraries and Educational Technologies at James Madison University. She is responsible for developing assessment and program evaluation priorities and strategies in collaboration with library and instructional technology program directors and administration. Prior to joining James Madison University, Nisa worked as the Head of Electronic Collections at Yale University Library. She received a B.A. in Mathematics/Mathematical Statistics and an M.S. in Applied Statistics from the University of Alabama, and an M.S. in Library and Information Science from Long Island University.



Nancy Beals
Nancy Beals

Electronic Resources Librarian
Wayne State University Libraries

Nancy Beals is the Electronic Resources Librarian for the Wayne State University Library System, which is comprised of five libraries, including a law library and a medical library. Her main job duties consist of troubleshooting for electronic access issues, managing their ERM, and working with the acquisitions department on e-resource collection development. More recently, she has taken on projects that include developing statistics management and instruction programs.



John Rutherford
John Rutherford

System Librarian
Wayne State University Libraries

John Rutherford has been System Librarian for the Wayne State University Libraries since 2005. He is responsible for the administration and management of the Millennium integrated library system, which includes the Millennium electronic management and acquisitions systems. Prior to 2005, John managed the library system for the four Connecticut State University libraries and the State Library in Hartford, CT. He received his MLS from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.



Angela Riggio
Angela Riggio

Head, Digital Collections Management
UCLA Library

Angela Riggio has been a member of the UCLA Library staff since 1983 and is currently the Head of Digital Collection Management within the Library's Digital Collections Services unit. She has served on the steering group of both phases I and II of the Digital Library Federation Electronic Resource Management Initiative. In addition to co-chairing the UCLA ERMS Implementation Team, Angela's career is intensely focused on licensing, rights metadata, copyright investigation, scholarly communication, and many other intellectual property issues challenging major academic libraries today.



Aaron Wood
Aaron Wood

Director of Software Product Management
Alexander Street Press

Formerly, Aaron was a cataloging specialist and web applications designer for Canadian federal government agencies. More recently, he was Metadata Librarian at the University of Calgary, where he led cataloging, digital access, and metadata units through a restructuring of workflows, technology, and the provision of library services. Aaron had his hands in almost every aspect of technical and information technology services, from EDI setup, approval plan profiles, and catalog management to unified discovery platforms, link resolvers, and OAI metadata harvesting. Now Aaron approaches the library paradigm from the other side, as Director of Software Product Management at Alexander Street Press, where he has the opportunity to use his knowledge of library metadata and systems to drive user interface design and access and discovery initiatives.

Aaron’s main areas of interest are natural language processing and semantic analysis. Feel free to contact him in English, French, or Russian.



Tim Jewell
Director, Information Resources and Scholarly Communication
University of Washington

Tim Jewell is Director, Information Resources and Scholarly Communication of the University of Washington Libraries in Seattle. Tim has worked with NISO on ERM data issues since helping organize the NISO/DLF Workshop on Standards for Electronic Resource Management in 2002. Following that, he led the DLF’s E-Resource Management Initiative and was the inaugural recipient of the ALA/ALCTS Coutts Award for Innovation in Electronic Resources Management in 2008. He currently serves on the NISO Business Information Topic Committee and co-chairs the NISO ERM Data Standards and Best Practices Review Working Group.