Learn more about the diverse set of thinkers (and doers!) who will be leading the sessions during the LYRASIS Member Summit on October 17-18. Sessions will feature conversations about ideas and solutions that will shape the future of libraries, archives, museums and knowledge communities worldwide.
Robert is Associate Vice President for Digital Programs and Technology Services for Columbia University Libraries/Information Services. His interest in Fedora Repository development is informed by his accomplishments at Columbia Libraries/Information Services, which include development of a digital preservation storage system, the opening of three new digital centers, as well as a Blacklight-based CLIO (Columbia Libraries Information Online) discovery service. He was formerly Director of the Library Information Technology Office at Columbia.
Panel Discussion: Open Source Software and Community Supported Software – Sustaining Together
Dean Mandel serves as Past-President of the Association of Research Libraries. She has been president of the Digital Library Federation and chair of the Association of Research Libraries Steering Committee on Scholarly Communication. She has been a member of the Board of the Research Libraries Group and served on the Research Libraries Group Program Council and the OCLC Board Committee of RLG. Dean Mandel is a member of the Board of Directors of the Association of Research Libraries, the Board of Directors of ARTstor, and the Board of Directors of HathiTrust. She is on the National Digital Strategy Advisory Board of the Library of Congress, the Portico Advisory Committee, and the joint ARL-AAU Task Force on Scholarly Communication.
Dean Mandel was the recipient of the American Library Association’s 2011 Hugh C. Atkinson Award in recognition of innovative leadership in the work of academic libraries. Dean Mandel has been deputy university librarian at Columbia University, associate university librarian for technical and access services at the University of California, San Diego, and associate executive director of the Association of Research Libraries. She holds a BA in Art from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and masters degrees in Art History and in Library Service from Columbia University.
Content Creation and Open Access
Peggy works to raise awareness of Reveal Digital’s model and directs engagement and outreach activities to the library community. From her first job as a public library “page” until today, Peggy has spent nearly her entire life working with libraries. Much of her career was spent at ProQuest and Cengage/Gale where her roles included indexing newspapers, selling digital content to libraries, conceptualizing and developing new print and digital reference collections. Just prior to coming to Reveal Digital, Peggy worked with national libraries and scholarly publishers worldwide to help plan and execute large digitization projects through service provider, Apex CoVantage. Peggy is delighted to bring her well-rounded experience and love for working with librarians together to help advance Reveal Digital’s open access ideals. As an avid birder, if there is a window in a meeting room, Peggy is easily distracted by feathered fly-bys.
Tom Rosko is Institute Archivist and Head of Institute Archives & Special Collections at MIT, a position he has held since 2003.
The MIT Institute Archive & Special Collections is comprised of Institute records and faculty papers, rare books, MIT theses, MIT publications, oral histories, and other materials documenting MIT’s history and its impact on the world, as well as the history of science and technology in the United States.
Rosko is responsible for overseeing strategic planning, collection management, public service, digital initiatives, resource development, donor relations, staff development, and outreach. As Head of the Institute Archives and Special Collections he also oversees MIT’s Records Management Program.
He is a member of several Institute and Libraries committees and working groups including the Institute Records Committee, MIT150 Planning Committee, and the MIT Libraries DOME (DSpace@MIT) Advisory Group. Rosko is active in the Society of American Archivists (SAA) and New England Archivists (NEA). His most recent professional presentations have focused on digital records and institutional repositories.
Before arriving at MIT, Rosko was University Archivist and Director of the Records Program at the University of Kentucky. Prior to that he held archives and records management positions at Princeton University, the American Civil Liberties Union, New York University and the New-York Historical Society. Rosko has a BA degree from Bucknell University and an MLS degree from Rutgers University.
Lucy Montgomery is Director of the Centre for Culture and Technology at Curtin University, Australia. She is also Director of Knowledge Unlatched Research. Her work explores the role of digital technology and intellectual property in business model innovation in the creative industries.
Lucy trained as a China specialist at the University of Adelaide, before going to complete a PhD in Media and Cultural Studies at Queensland University of Technology. She has a decade of experience as both a researcher and as project manager, working on major international research projects on the emergence of China’s creative industries. She is particularly interested in understanding the impact of transformative technological change on the growth of the creative economy. Her book, China’s Creative Industries: Copyright, Social Network Markets and the Business of Culture in a Digital Age is published by Edward Elgar.