The Federal Library and Information Center Committee (FLICC) and CENDI
Joint CENDI/FLICC Symposium:
Managing and Preserving Electronic Resources: The OAIS Reference Model
Martha Anderson, Technical Coordinator, Office of Strategic Initiatives, Library of Congress, served on the staff of the National Digital Library Program at the Library of Congress as Collections Production Coordinator, Contracting Officer's Technical Representative (COTR) for the multi-year paper scanning contract and as the National Digital Library Program Liaison to the Manuscript Division at the Library of Congress. She currently provides technical oversight for digital conversion projects of the NDL by chairing the Conversion Projects Technical Design Group.
She has been closely involved in the Library's repository development efforts since 1996 including the prototype project with CNRI (Corporation for National Research Initiatives) and several pilot projects to investigate digital asset management technologies. She is serving on the Metadata Policy Group for the Digital Strategy Initiative at the Library of Congress and on the Repository Development Group.
She has been a member of the faculty of the Northeast Document Conservation Center School for Scanning for the past two years presenting on the topic of Managing Digital Assets.
Prior to joining the Library staff in 1996, Ms. Anderson worked in electronic publishing as editor and project manager for a variety of CD-ROM reference products, including Time Almanac, the Patrologia Latina Database and Periodicals Contents Index.
George Barnum is Electronic Collections Manager at the US Government Printing Office, where he has been heavily involved in several digital preservation projects over the last several years. Currently, he is working on developing GPO's local archiving capabilities as well as working with OCLC and others on a trusted third-party model. Previously, Mr. Barnum led the project to transition the Federal Depository Library Program to a more electronic environment. He also serves on the USDA Digital Publications Preservation Steering Committee and on the CENDI Digital Preservation Task Group. Prior to joining GPO, Mr. Barnum was a consultant and Head of Government Documents at the Univ. Library of Case Western, where he did specific work on rare and valuable government documents.
Margaret M. Byrnes was appointed Head, Preservation and Collection Management Section at the National Library of Medicine in 1986. NLM, the world’s largest medical library, has a formal mandate to collect and preserve the published record of biomedicine. Ms. Byrnes has been responsible for the development and management of a comprehensive program of microfilming brittle volumes, preservation of audiovisuals and electronic formats, library binding, environmental monitoring, conservation and book repair, disaster prevention and recovery, and preservation education for staff and users. Since 1999, she has chaired two library-wide task forces charged with developing and implementing a system for assigning permanence ratings to the resources that NLM makes available on the World Wide Web.
After completing a preservation internship at Yale University Library in 1981, Ms Byrnes established the preservation program at the University of Michigan Library and served as its Preservation Officer until 1986. From 1973 to 1981 she served in a number of other capacities at the University of Michigan Library.
Ms. Byrnes has been an active member of the American Library Association’s Association for Library Collections and Technical Services and Preservation and Reformatting Section as well as the Research Libraries Group’s Preservation Committee. She has taught preservation courses at the University of Michigan School of Information and the University of Maryland College of Library and Information Services. From 1992 to 1999 she served as a member of the National Information Standards Organization’s Standards Development Committee. Currently she serves on the ASTM Paper Research Program Advisory Committee and the CENDI Digital Preservation Task Group.
Susan Fayad, Technical Information Specialist, USGS Center for Biological Informatics, has been working at the Center on the National Biological Information Infrastructure (NBII) for 2 1/2 years. Prior to that, she was director of the Access Colorado Library and Information Network (ACLIN), the Colorado statewide library network, while working at the Colorado State Library. She has been involved with library networking and resource sharing since starting with the Michigan Library Consortium in 1979. Susan earned her B.A. at Michigan State University and her M.S.L.S at Wayne State University, Detroit.
Gail Hodge has been involved in the information industry for more than 20 years. She has served in a variety of capacities from database operations to consulting and project management. As the Technical Operations Manager for CENDI, Ms. Hodge has primary responsibility for the leadership and operation of the working groups. The groups work on a variety of technical and policy issues, including digital preservation, reference linking, metadata standards, and information security. With Ms. Hodge's support, the working groups have produced publications, conducted workshops and conferences, developed products, performed technology assessments, and generally shared information on a variety of topics.
Ms. Hodge is particularly interested in digital preservation. She conducted a state-of-the-practice study and organized an international workshop on this topic in 1999/2000 for CENDI and the International Council for Scientific and Technical Information. She has written several white papers and journal articles on this topic.
Pam Kircher is Digital Archive Product Manager for OCLC Digital and Preservation Resources. In this position, she is leading the creation of OCLC's draft preservation metadata set. She works closely with developers on how the Digital Archive processes provide for and affect the end-user workflows of capture, metadata creation, ingest, access, and dissemination of digital objects. She is also participating in initiatives outside OCLC, including the OCLC/RLG Preservation Metadata Working Group and the DLF Digital Registry. Pam Kircher has worked for OCLC for 14 years; prior to that she was a cataloger.
Janet Ormes is the Assistant Chief Information Officer for Library and Information Services at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. She has been working with NASA’s libraries and information services for over 20 years, and also heads Goddard's Library Information Services Branch. She also serves on the Federal Library and Information Center Committee’s Content Working Group and has chaired the Website Committee for the Federal Librarians Round Table of the American Library Association.
Ms. Ormes is responsible for managing the paper-based and electronic library resources at GSFC/Greenbelt and the Wallops Flight Facility, and for providing scientific, technical and management information to support over 6000 civil service and contractor scientists and engineers. She is also responsible for disseminating scientific information and promoting science literacy through the Library’s Web Site, which includes over 900 pages and nearly 17,000 links. She has been credited with transforming the library operation from a storehouse of paper volumes to a leading-edge interactive electronic information resource. Her library recently hosted an Open House featuring digital library innovations which attracted quite a crowd.
Donald Sawyer Donald Sawyer is currently employed by NASA as a computer scientist at the National Space Science Data Center of the Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD, USA. He has established the NASA/Science Office of Standards and Technology (NOST) as a focus for standards information and standards development within the NASA related space science community. He also serves as the NASA lead to the Standard Data Interchange Structures Panel of the Consultative Committee for Space Data Systems and to ISO Technical Committee 20, Subcommittee 13, that are developing a number of standards related to data representation, interchange, and preservation. One of these standards nearing completion is the "Reference Model for an Open Archival Information System (OAIS)
Kent Smith, Deputy Director, National Library of Medicine, assists the Director in planning and managing the programs of the Library, the world's largest research library in a single scientific and professional field. The NLM also serves as a national resource for all U.S. health sciences libraries through a National Network of Libraries of Medicine. Through its research and development programs, the NLM explores the latest application of computer and communications technologies to improve the organization, dissemination, and utilization of biomedical information.
Before assuming his current duties, Mr. Smith served as the Assistant Director for Administration of NLM, and before that was Executive Officer of the Division of Research Resources at the National Institutes of Health. In the late 1960s, he served as the first Administrative Officer of the NIH Division of Research Facilities and Resources dealing with the construction of medical research facilities. Early in his career, he was a management intern with the Department of Health, Education and Welfare, and before joining NIH, was a management and program analyst in the Office of the Secretary, HEW.
Mr. Smith is the current chair of CENDI. He has also served as President of the National Federation of Abstracting and Information Services (NFAIS), President of the International Council of Scientific and Technical Information (ICSTI), Chair of the Policy Group of the Federal Library and Information Center Committee (FLICC), and Vice President of the UNESCO General Information Program. He is also a member of the Medical Library Association (MLA), the American Management Association (AMA), the AAAS and the Cosmos Club.
He has received numerous SES Achievement Awards, the Assistant Secretary for Health Exceptional Achievement Award, NLM Director's Award, the HHS Superior Service Medal, 1997 Medical Library Association President's Award, and the 1998 NFAIS Miles Conrad Lecture.
Susan Tarr has served as Executive Director of the Federal Library and Information Center Committee (FLICC) and as Director of FEDLINK (the Federal Library and Information Network) since 1994. The mission of FLICC is to foster excellence in federal library and information services through interagency cooperation and to provide guidance and direction for FEDLINK. The mission of FEDLINK is to serve federal libraries and information centers as their purchasing, training and resource-sharing consortium. Both programs are headquartered at the Library of Congress and serve all three branches of the federal government.
Ms. Tarr received her B.A. degree from Westminster College in Pennsylvania, her M.L.S. from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, and her M.A. in political science from the George Washington University in Washington, DC. She began her tenure at the Library of Congress as a special recruit in the LC Intern Program 1974-75; at LC, she has worked in the Congressional Research Service, the former Processing Services department, and the former Constituent Services department. Ms. Tarr became Executive Officer of the Processing Services department in 1983; and from 1986 to 1994, Ms. Tarr served as the Chief of the Cataloging Distribution Service of the Library of Congress, a cost-recovery program that distributes LC cataloging records and systems worldwide.
Dr. Kenneth Thibodeau is Director of the Electronic Records Archives Program at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). ERA is a research and development program aimed at bringing the benefits of advanced computation to preserving and providing long-term access to valuable electronic records. He has 25 years experience in archives and records management and is an internationally recognized expert in electronic records. Dr. Thibodeau taught at the University of Notre Dame and served as Chief of the Records Management Branch of the National Institutes of Health before coming to NARA in 1988. In 1996, Dr. Thibodeau served as the Director of the Department of Defense (DoD) Records Management Task Force, which developed the DoD Records Management Application Standard 5015.2.
He studied at Fordham University in New York and the University of Strasbourg, France. He earned a Ph.D. in the history and sociology of science from the University of Pennsylvania. Recently elected as Fellow of the Society of American Archivists, he has published over 25 articles and spoken at more than 100 conferences around the world.
Anne Van Camp is the Manager of Member Initiatives for RLG (The Research Libraries Group) and for the past five years has worked most closely with the international primary sources community in finding solutions to problems surrounding preservation and access to primary research materials. Prior to joining RLG, Anne served for 8 years as Archivist of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University where she managed a world-renowned archives on twentieth century social and political change. From 1980 - 89, Anne was Archivist and Manager of Information Services for the Chase Manhattan Corporation in New York City. Active in professional associations nationally and internationally, she served on the governing council of the Society of American Archivists form 1990-1993 and was named a Fellow of the Society of American Archivists in 1994.