Dr. Fatih Oguz received his PhD in information science from University of North Texas in 2007. He is an assistant professor in the Master of Library and Information Science at Valdosta State University since 2006. His doctoral research focused on the impact of communities of practice as informal communication mechanisms on technology adoption decisions in digital libraries. He has participated in a number of research projects including Library of Texas resource sharing project at the Texas Center for Digital Knowledge, a research, development, and consulting service enterprise at the University of North Texas, as a doctoral student. His research is focused in the areas of digital libraries, diffusion of innovations, information architecture, Web 2.0 technologies, XML-based Web services. He has presented his research in national and international conferences.
Dr. Yasar Tonta is the founding director of Turkish Academic Network and Information Center (1996–1998); Chair, Information Management Committee (IMC) of NATO's Research & Technology Organization (1999–2001); Director of Lecture Series on Electronic Information Management (2002–2004); Chair, Symposium on Information Management in the Changing World (24–26 October 2007, Ankara, Turkey); Guest co-editor (with Gail Hodges), special issue of Information Services & Use (vol. 25, no 1, 2005) on electronic information management; Editor, Türk Kütüphaneciligi (1995–1996), and Bilgi Dünyasi (2000); Received his graduate degrees from UC Berkeley (Ph.D.), University of Wales (M.Lib.), and Hacettepe University (M.A.); Published in professional journals (e.g., JASIS&T, Scientometrics, and LISR); Member of several organizations including ASIS&T.
Dr. EunKyung Chung is an assistant professor in the Department of Library and Information Science at the Ewha Womans University in Seoul, Korea. Her research areas include Digital Libraries, Text Classification, Information Retrieval and Web Search, Tagging Systems and Automatic Metadata Generation. Her research articles in several interest areas have been published in the ASIST proceedings, Information Research (forthcoming), Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Journal of the Korean Society for Library and Information Science, and Journal of the Korean Society for Information Management.
Mr. Ezra S. Gbaje is lecturer and a doctoral student at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State Nigeria. He has earned his Masters in Library Science degree from the School of Library and Information Management, Emporia State University. He worked briefly as the Digital Services Librarian for the Raymon H. Mulforld Library Medical University of Ohio USA (now University of Toledo Health Science Campus). His research interests include the use of web and information technology to support effective access to digital information resources, open access scholarly communication, and digital preservation. He is currently the eIFL.Net Open Access country coordinator for Nigeria and in 2008 secured a grant from eIFL.Net to organize the first International Workshop on Open Access Repositories, New Model of Scholarly Communication in Nigeria (http://nulib.net/oai/). In collaboration with the University Library of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, he has installed and configured the first institutional repository in Nigeria using Dspace platform.
Ms. Krystyna Matusiak works as Digital Collections Librarian at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Libraries. She has designed and managed digital collections since the initiation of the digitization program at UWM Libraries in the fall of 2001. She has also worked as a digitization consultant assisting digital library projects at the Press Institute of Mongolia in Ulan Baatar, Mongolia and the Al-Aqsa Mosque Library in East Jerusalem. She is currently working on a Ph.D. in information design and organization. Her research interests include development and evaluation of digital libraries, information design, usability, and digital literacy. She has presented her research at national conferences and published in professional journals, including Journal of Academic Librarianship, OCLC Systems & Services, and Serials Librarian.