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NISO Virtual Conference: Revolution or Evolution: The Organizational
Impact of Electronic Content

October 16, 2013
11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)

Todd Carpenter, Introduction
Executive Director, 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. Prior to joining NISO, Todd was Director of Business Development with BioOne, where he served the goals of both libraries and publishers by enhancing products, services, and distribution. Previously, Todd directed the marketing of approximately 60 academic journals and was closely involved in the growth of Project MUSE at the Johns Hopkins University Press. 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.

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Keynote Speaker: Envisioning a 21st Century Information Organization
David W. Lewis, Dean of the Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) University Library

Mr. Lewis has a BA in History form Carleton College (1973) and an MLS from Columbia University (1975). He has two certificates of advanced study in librarianship, one from the University of Chicago, which he received as part of a Council on Library Resources fellowship (1983), and one from Columbia University (1991).

Mr. Lewis began his library career as a reference librarian and became a library administrator. He worked as a reference librarian at SUNY Farmingdale (1975-76) and Hamilton College (1976-78). He became head of reference and then acting director at Franklin and Marshall College (1978-83). At Columbia University Mr. Lewis was the head of the Lehman Library, the international affairs and social science collection (1983-88). He was the head of the Research and Information Services Department at the University of Connecticut (1988-93). He came to Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) in 1993 as the Head of Public Services and has been the Dean of the University Library since 2000.

Mr. Lewis has written over 30 articles and book chapters on topics ranging from reference services to the management of libraries to scholarly communication. He has been professionally active on the state and national levels. In recent years, he played a leadership role in the development of the Marion County Internet Library and in the creation of the Academic Libraries of Indiana.

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Todd Carpenter, Executive Director, NISO
Information Organization’s Most Valuable Resources: Engaging and Teaching the Necessary Skills for Success

 [*Due to the government shutdown, the panelist originally scheduled for this time, Robert Horton, Associate Deputy Director, Office of Library Services, Institute of Museum and Library Services, was unable to present during the virtual conference.]

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Charles Watkinson, Director, Purdue University Press, Head of Scholarly Publishing Services, Purdue Libraries
Library/Press Collaborations: Serving A Spectrum of Scholarly Publishing Needs

Charles Watkinson works with series editors and independently to acquire manuscripts for publication. He is also in charge of strategy, general administration, and budgeting. He was previously Director of Publications at the American School of Classical Studies in Princeton, NJ. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Association of American University Presses. He sits on the Planning and Operations Council (POC), Information Resources Council (IRC), and Digital Scholarship Council (DSC) of Purdue Libraries.

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Carl Grant, Associate Dean, Knowledge Services & Chief Technology Officer, University of Oklahoma Libraries
The Impact of Cloud, Mobile, and Managing the Changing Platforms of Digital Collections

Carl Grant is the Chief Technology Officer and Associate University Librarian for Knowledge Services at the University of Oklahoma Libraries. Prior to that, he was the Chief Librarian and President of Ex Libris North America. He has also held senior executive positions in a number of other library-automation companies. His commitment to libraries, librarianship, and information industry standards is well known via his participation in the American Library Association (ALA) and Association of College & Research Libraries, Library Information Technology Association; and for his work on the board of the National Information Standards Organization (NISO), where he has held offices as board member, treasurer, and chair. In recognition of his contribution to the library industry, Library Journal has named Mr. Grant an industry notable. Mr. Grant holds a master's degree in Library Science from the University of Missouri at Columbia.

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Jill O'Neill, Director of Planning & Communication, NFAIS
Good Connections Are Always Worth Preserving: Publishing and Social Technologies

Jill O'Neill is the NFAIS Director of Planning & Communication. She has been a part of the information community for approximately twenty years, holding positions with firms such as Elsevier, Thomson Scientific (now Thomson Reuters Healthcare & Science), and John Wiley & Sons. Her focus is on the emergence of Web-based applications for the creation, discovery and dissemination of content and the potential value of those tools to the global information community. She has been blogging about books, more or less regularly, for the past four years. She actively participates in online communities, such as LibraryThing, and maintains a profile on major social networks, including Facebook, LinkedIn, Plaxo, and Google.

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Lee-Ann Coleman, PhD, Head of Science, Technology and Medicine, The British Library
Latest trends in Data Analysis for the Scholarly and Academic Publishing Community

Lee-Ann Coleman joined the British Library in 2007 and heads a team with a range of skills and expertise in scientific research and information provision. A key aspect of the Library’s science strategy is to work closely with the scientific research community to understand its needs and develop products and services to enable discovery of and use of information.

Lee-Ann trained as a neuroscientist, completing a PhD at the University of Western Australia, where she studied the development of the visual system. Further research was undertaken during postdoctoral positions in the United States and at Oxford. She moved from the lab bench to scientific administration at the Medical Research Council, followed by posts at King’s College London and the Association of Medical Research Charities. She is currently a Special Trustee at Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

At the British Library she has been closely involved in the development of Europe PubMed Central and sits on the Europe PMC Project Board. The British Library was one of the founding members of DataCite and Lee-Ann was elected to the DataCite Board in 2012. Her team is working with a major data centres and universities in the UK to deliver DataCite services. Lee-Ann is a strong advocate of open access to research, as well as public engagement with science.

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Keith Webster, Dean of the Libraries, Carnegie Mellon
Looking to the Future: What’s the Mindset for a Successful Information Organization?

Keith Webster is the Dean of the Libraries at Carnegie Mellon, holds the rank of Principal Librarian and has a courtesy academic appointment at the H. John Heinz III College.

Prior to his appointment to Carnegie Mellon, Keith was vice president and director of academic relations and strategy for the global publishing company John Wiley and Sons. He was formerly dean of libraries and university librarian at the University of Queensland in Australia, one of the largest libraries in the southern hemisphere, where he supervised a staff of 250. His prior positions include university librarian at Victoria University in New Zealand, and head of information rights at HM Treasury, London, United Kingdom.

Keith obtained his Bachelor of Science in Library Studies and Computer Science from Loughborough University in the UK, a master’s degree in Management of Libraries and Information Services from the Graduate School of the University of Wales (Aberystwyth), and is completing a master’s degree in International Economics and Finance from the University of Queensland.

He has been a principal investigator on significant government and foundation grants in Australia, England and Scotland, one of them supporting the creation of a digital archive, Text Queensland, which he directed.