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 Cartalono

21st Century Technology will Shift the Control of Content Back to You

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

Carol Mandel

Carol A. Mandel is dean of the Division of Libraries at New York University, which includes the Libraries, Media Services, University Archives, and the NYU Press. The focus of her professional interests has included digital library development, scholarly publishing, preservation, and knowledge access. Her publications and presentations have explored changing modes of research and teaching, new infrastructure and roles for research support, transitions and new models in scholarly communication, and access to primary resources. She is deeply committed to enabling, translating and achieving the core mission and goals of research libraries in our digital era.

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.Chris Hoffman

Chris leads a team that participated in the development of the open source CollectionSpace collection management system and then customized and implemented the software platform for five museum collections at UC Berkeley. UC Berkeley, with its partners at LYRASIS and elsewhere, continues to be deeply involved in ensuring the long term sustainability of CollectionSpace and related efforts to realize the potential of the platform for the broader museum collections community.  Chris is also the program director for UC Berkeley’s Research Data Management Program.

Mark Jordan

Mark Jordan is Head of Library Systems at Simon Fraser University. His interests include digital preservation, repository platforms, and metadata reuse and exchange. Mark is a contributor to several open source applications and the chief developer of several more. He is the author of Putting Content Online: A Practical Guide for Libraries (Chandos, 2006).

Content Creation and Open Access

Charles Watkinson

The AUL for Publishing leads 50 talented staff members in seven units: Editorial, Marketing and Outreach, Publishing Production and Fulfillment, Publishing Technology, Administrative Services, Copyright, and Deep Blue (U-M’s institutional repository). Toward the shared goal of ensuring that the benefits of scholarship accrue to everyone, these units publish scholarly and educational materials in a range of formats for wide dissemination and permanent preservation; develop digital publishing models as portals for knowledge sharing; create permanently accessible faculty publications and related materials; host and publish online, open access journals; consult and educate the campus about publishing and copyright; reissue faculty publications and collections materials as reprints and electronic editions; and advocate for the broadest possible access to scholarship everywhere. The University of Michigan Press is the flagship imprint, focused on the publication of around 100 peer-reviewed, editorially-enriched books annually with a backlist of around 3,000 titles.

Peggy Glahn

Session Title: Issues Around the Digitization of Content

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.

Thomas Rosko

Session Title: Making Socially Responsible and Strategic Choices

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.

Dr. Lucy Montgomery

Session Title: Importance of Evaluating Use

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.