Speaker Presentation Duration
Richard Akerman Richard Akerman's podcast Development of Library Web Services for Discovery and Delivery of Scientific Information 23:57
Annette Bailey Annette Bailey's podcast LibX: A Firefox Extension for Libraries 20:20
Brian Bell Podcast of National Digital Initiatives Panel AlouetteCanada 66:31
Peter Binkley Podcast of Thunder Talks Peter Binkley's presentation slides Faceted Search with Solr 9:59
Cynthia Carlton Cynthia Carlton's Podcast FCUIPID III, Rochester’s XML Catalog 27:40
Anne Christensen Anne Christensen's Podcast Anne Christensen's presentation slides Library Chatbots in Electronic Reference 25:57
Dan Chudnov Podcast of Thunder Talks Dan Chudnov's presentation slides
Podcast of Hackfest results Hackfest results: presentation slides
Collapsing Green Zotero Dialtone Geeks (Thunder Talks)
Hackfest Results
65:00 +
Alan Darnell Podcast of Consortium Updates Panel Scholars Portal Update 60:58
Ron Davies Ron Davies' presentation slides Progress and Prospects for European Digital Libraries 60:58
Grant Gelinas-Brown Podcast of Thunder Talks Get Over It Fanboy 10:31
Susan Haigh Podcast of National Digital Initiatives Panel Susan Haigh's presentation slides Toward a Canadian Digital Information Strategy 66:31
Peter Hickey Peter Hickey's Podcast Privacy: Yours, Mine, and Theirs 30:08
Thom Hickey Thom Hickey's Podcast Thom Hickey's presentation slides VIAF: Large Scale Matching of Personal Names 33:10
Mark Jordan Podcast of Thunder Talks Drupal Hacks for Libraries 11:55
Carmen Kazakoff-Lane Podcast of Consortium Updates Panel Carmen Kazakoff-Lane's presentation slides ANTS: Using Open Source, Social Software and Collaboration to Develop Point-of-Need Animated Library Tutorials 60:58
Walter Lewis Walter Lewis and Art Rhyno's Podcast Walter Lewis and Art Rhyno's presentation slides OurOntario: Yours to Recover 45:12
Clifford Lynch Clifford Lynch's Podcast Looking at the World of Networked Information: the View from CNI, Fall 2006 55:10
Clare MacKeigan Clare MacKeigan's Podcast Clare Mackeigan's presentation slides Resource Sharing: New Technologies for Interoperability 26:40
Bill Maes Podcast on National Digital Initiatives Panel on National Digital Initiatives 66:31
Slavko Manojlovich Podcast of Consortium Updates Panel Steve and Slavko's presentation slides Atlantic Scholarly Information Network (ASIN) Portal update 60:58
Paul Miller Paul Miller's Podcast Paul Miller's presentation slides Transforming Libraries the Library 2.0 Way 40:56
Lucie Molgat Podcast on National Digital Initiatives Lucie Molgat's presentation slides Canada’s scientific infostructure: Toward universal, seamless and permanent access to information for Canadian research and innovation 66:31
William Oldfield Podcast of Thunder Talks Bill Oldfield's presentation slides Etheses to IR via DSpace 8:11
Art Rhyno Walter Lewis and Art Rhyno's Podcast Walter Lewis and Art Rhyno's presentation slides OurOntario: Yours to Recover 45:12
Stan Ruecker Stan Ruecker's Podcast David Binkley Emerging Technology Award Presentation: Experimental Interfaces for the Dynamic Visual Grouping of Data During Browsing 60:58
Tito Sierra Tito Sierra's Podcast Improving the Catalogue Interface using Endeca 25:14
Ross Singer Podcast of Thunder Talks The Ümlaut and Ü: Öpening the OpenURL 9:43
Stephen Sloan Podcast of Consortium Updates Panel Steve and Slavko's presentation slides Atlantic Scholarly Information Network (ASIN) Portal update 60:58
Guy Teasdale Guy Teasdale's presentation slides Digital projects in Québec (panel presentation during Consortia Update
Roy Tennant Roy Tennant's Podcast Getting the Goods: Libraries & The Last Mile 46:46
Leslie Weir Leslie Weir's Podcast Open Access, Open Source, Content Deals: Who Pays, When and for What? 33:32
Nora Young Nora Young's Podcast Access to Information in an Age of Social Media 28:47

Lightning Talks (5-minutes of Fame)  Podcast of Lightning Talks

Richard Akerman

Richard Akerman is a technology architect and Information Systems Security Officer at CISTI. He has a particular interest in applying Service-Oriented Architecture to library and publishing technology. Prior to CISTI he worked for six years at AMIRIX Systems in Halifax, where he was a Senior Software Designer. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Physics with a minor in Computer Science from Mount Allison University.

Annette Bailey

Annette Bailey received her MLIS degree in 2001 from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Annette is the digital Assets Librarian at Virginia Tech’s University libraries. Before joing Virginia Tech, she was a research librarian at SRI International (http://sri.com). She is the co-developer of LibX (http://libx.org).

Brian Bell

Brian Bell, recently appointed Director, AlouetteCanada is on 1-year secondment from the Oakville Public Library where he has been Director of E-Services since 1987. At home he works closely with a colleagues in HALINET, a consortium of neighbouring libraries facilitating collaborative, web-based services including digitization of local images and newspapers. He is an active champion for the online community information and referral sector and the 211 movement in Ontario and is involved with the development of new web based search services. He has just completed a term as chair the Canadian Initiative on Digital Libraries (CIDL) and was representing CIDL on the AlouetteCanada Technical Sub-Committee, an initiative of the Canadian Association Research Libraries. He is on the planning committee for the Canadian Digital Information Strategy, an initiative of the Library and Archives Canada. He is chair of the technical committee and serves on the board for Canadiana.org, the former Canadian Institute of Historical Microreproduction. He helped found and then served on the executive of the Ontario Library and Information Technology Association in the mid 90’s and was President of the Ontario Library Association in 1998/99. He is heavily involved with Knowledge Ontario, an initiative of the Ontario Library Association and serves on its Technical Committee. He has also has just completed a term as chair of the steering committees of the Community Information Online Consortium and has served on the board of Inform Canada, the coordinating body for the roll out of the 211 service for Canada.

Peter Binkley

Peter Binkley is the Digital Initiatives Technology Librarian at the University of Alberta where he is currently responsible for, among other things, the Peel Prairies Portal digitization project. He has also worked at the Alberta Library as a TAL Online Developer where he was the first developer of the virtual union catalogue TAL Online. He holds an MLIS from University of Western Ontario and a Ph.D., M.A., B.A. in Medieval Studies from the University of Toronto.

Anne Christensen

Anne Christensen is a Web Services Librarian at the State and University Library in Hamburg. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Library and Information Science from Hamburg University of Applied Sciences and is currently enrolled in the MLIS program at Humboldt University in Berlin.

Dan Chudnov

Daniel Chudnov is a librarian and a research programmer currently working as lead developer for the Canary Database [1] and the unalog [2] project at the Yale Center for Medical Informatics [3]. Prior to this he worked on several well-known open source projects, including the initial development and implementation of DSpace at MIT Libraries, the jake project at the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library at the Yale University School of Medicine, and a precursor to the award-winning Prospero project, the first widely-used web-based document delivery toolkit. He is a frequent speaker and author on technology and the importance of free software in libraries, and started the oss4lib [4] weblog and listserv in 1999 to promote the use of open source in our community. Daniel earned an MS at the School of Information in 1997 and studied Economics and Japanese as an undergraduate, both at the University of Michigan. He is currently enrolled as a master’s student in Computer Science at Southern Connecticut State University. In 2005 he received the LITA/Brett Butler Entrepreneurship Award [5] from the Library & Information Technology Association of the American Library Association. He has been cancer-free since 1993.

Alan Darnell

Alan Darnell is a project manager for Scholars Portal, a project sponsored by the Ontario Council of University Libraries. He has worked previously as a programmer and librarian for various universities in Canada, including the University of Toronto and the University of Alberta. Alan holds an MLIS from the Faculty of Library and Information Science at the University of Toronto (1989).

Ron Davies

Ron Davies has been designing, implementing or supporting multilingual and international information systems for almost twenty-five years, most of those years based in Ottawa. As a consultant, he has worked for IDRC, the federal Depository Services Program, the World Bank, the IMF, the OECD, the United Nations and UN specialised agencies, the Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research and the European Commission. For the past seven years, he has been working and living in Europe.

Grant Gelinas-Brown

Grant Gelinas-Brown is the Systems Manager and Senior Application Developer at the University of Winnipeg Library. Prior to joining the UofW, Grant worked as a Network Administrator at both the University of Victoria and University of Alberta.

Susan Haigh

Susan Haigh is Senior Policy Officer at Library and Archives Canada. Since 2004, she has been policy advisor to LAC’s Transformation initiative, the comprehensive organizational renewal process taking place as the former National Archives and National Library become a new organization. Prior to that, Susan was Manager, Content Development and Partnerships for the National Library of Canada’s Digital Library Task Force, and she also worked in Information Technology Research and Standards. She is currently policy lead on LAC’s work toward a Canadian digital information strategy.

Peter Hickey

Pete Hickey has been involved with the Internet since its early days. He has been involved in Internet concepts even longer, being hired as a spammer to deliver unsolicited commercial messages, door to door, for Best Paint, in the late ‘60s. He started working with computer networks in 1978, and continued to this day. When the Morris Worm hit the Internet in 1987, his interests turned towards the ugly side of the internet. More recently, when he found out that Google had 22 years of his life in their archives, he started becoming more worried about lack of privacy on the Internet. Pete Hickey is currently the Information Systems Security Officer at the University of Ottawa.

Thom Hickey

Thom Hickey has been at OCLC since 1977 when he helped found the research department, and has been Chief Scientist since 1994. His interests include electronic publishing, information retrieval and display, and metadata creation and editing systems. He currently leads a group that is investigating algorithms for the FRBR grouping of bibliographic metadata, distributed authority control, text retrieval on Beowulf clusters, Z39.50 and its Web equivalents SRW/U, and applications of the OAI protocol for metadata harvesting, such as the NDLTD catalog of electronic theses and ERRoLs. In addition, the group is heavily involved in DSpace and maintain several open source systems, including the PURL software, and the Pears retrieval engine. In 1998 he designed and lead the CORC project for its first year while it was a research project and then continued to lead the requirements team until CORC’s release as an OCLC system in 2000. Other projects of note include doing the research that lead to OCLC’s Primary Journals Online service; guiding the group that designed and developed the Guidon interface for electronic journals; and leading the development of the original OCLC FirstSearch interface. The website http://www.oclc.org/research/staff/hickeyt.htm provides links to projects, publications and presentations.

Mark Jordan

Mark Jordan is head of Systems at Simon Fraser University and maintains drupaLib ( http://drupalib.interoperating.info )

Carmen Kazakoff-Lane

Carmen Kazakoff-Lane is a librarian who has participated in Consortia, Open Access and Distance Education Initiatives. She currently co-chairs the COPPUL Distance Education Forum; is the Coordinator of the COPPUL ANTS project, and is involved in an initiative to get a learning object repository established for higher education institutions in Manitoba (MANDOLIN). She lives and works in Brandon, Manitoba, where she oversees the University Library’s Distance Education and Inter-Library Loan areas and frequently harasses faculty about the need for Open Access. Carmen also oversaw the digitization of back issues of the Canadian Journal of Native Studies. She is married to Andrew Lane and is the proud mother of Liam Lane.

Mark Leggott

Mark Leggott is the University Librarian at the University of Winnipeg and a strong advocate of open source as an alternative to proprietary systems and also as a way to build capacity in an .

Walter Lewis

Walter Lewis is the Manager of Systems and Technical Services at the Halton Hills Public Library. His publications are largely focused on matters historical but he is a regular speaker about technology, especially in public libraries. He is currently serving on the technical committees of Knowledge Ontario, Alouette Canada and on the steering committee of Images Canada.

Clifford Lynch

Clifford Lynch has been the Director of the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) since July 1997. CNI, jointly sponsored by the Association of Research Libraries and Educause, includes about 200 member s concerned with the use of information technology and networked information to enhance scholarship and intellectual productivity. Prior to joining CNI, Lynch spent 18 years at the University of California Office of the President, the last 10 as Director of Library Automation. Lynch, who holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley, is an adjunct professor at Berkeley’s School of Information. He is a past president of the American Society for Information Science and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the National Information Standards Organization. Lynch serves on the National Digital Preservation Strategy Advisory Board of the Library of Congress; he was a member of the National Research Council committees that published The Digital Dilemma: Intellectual Property in the Information Infrastructure and Broadband: Bringing Home the Bits, and now serves on the NRC’s committee on digital archiving and the National Archives and Records Administration.

Clare MacKeigan

Clare MacKeigan is co-owner and General Manager of Relais International in Ottawa, Canada, a company focused on the development of systems to assist libraries in providing a full range of interlibrary loan and document delivery services, for almost 10 years. Prior to moving into the business end of library systems Clare spent 15 years at CISTI in different positions, primarily in the systems area of CISTI’s renowned Document Delivery service.

Bill Maes

Bill Maes is the University Librarian at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia and served as President of the Canadian Association of Research Libraries from 2001 – 2003. He is the current Secretary of the Canadian Association of Research Libraries, Chair of Novanet, a member of the Theses Canada Steering Committee and Chair of the Canadian Initiative on Digital Libraries, CIDL. From 1993 to 1998 he was the Director of Library and Information Services at the University of Regina. There, he had overall responsibility for the libraries, computing and network services, audio-visual services and RegLIN, the Regina Library Information Network. As Chair of the Council of Prairie and Pacific University Libraries from 1994 to 1997 he was a strong proponent for creating the virtual Western Canadian scholarly information resource. While at Regina, he was appointed the University’s representative on the Board of SR*Net, Saskatchewan’s regional high-speed test network and was Chair of Sask*Net from 1993 to 1994, Saskatchewan’s regional Internet provider. He also served on the Boards of CA*Net and C.A.N.A.R.LE, the latter as the representative for CARL. Prior to his arrival in Regina in 1990 as University Librarian, Mr. Maes was Associate Librarian in the Medical Library and an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Continuing Medical Education at the University of Calgary. In this position he worked closely with members of the department to introduce information technology and medical information services to rural practices. He was a contributing author on a number of papers describing this initiative. During his time at the Medical Library, he served terms as President and Treasurer of the Canadian Health Libraries Association and was a founding member and President of the Southern Alberta Health Libraries Association. Mr. Maes holds a B.A. degree in philosophy from Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington, an M.A. degree in philosophy from the University of Calgary, and an M.L.S. degree from the University of British Columbia.

Slavko Manojlovich

Associate University Librarian (IT), Memorial University of Newfoundland. Implementation Manager, Atlantic Scholarly Information Network Portal Project. Manager, Digital Archives Initiative, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

Paul Miller

Paul Miller, Technology Evangelist, Talis. Paul joined Talis in September 2005 from the Common Information Environment (CIE), where as Director he was instrumental in scoping policy and attracting new members such as the BBC, National Library of Scotland and English Heritage to this group of UK public sector organisations. Previously, Paul was at UKOLN where he was active in a range of cross-domain standardisation and advocacy activities spanning Government, education, libraries, museums and archives. At Talis, Paul is active in raising awareness of new trends and possibilities, as well as working to nurture a community of developers around an emerging Library 2.0 Platform. Paul has a Doctorate in Archaeology from the University of York.

Lucie Molgat

Lucie Molgat has more than 25 years’ experience in the library and information management field, specializing in project management, systems development and integration, and transformation management. She began her career as a reference librarian at the Winnipeg Public Library. In 1978, she joined the federal public service where she has held various positions from systems librarian to Director of Information and Technology. An innovator, Lucie developed one of the first directories of information holdings in government. She also established and implemented a state-of-the-art bilingual indexing system, which is still in use today, that streamlined and provided automated access to legal decisions. Lucie joined NRC’s Canada Institute for Scientific and Technical Information (CISTI) in 1994 where she has held successively senior positions. As Director of Information Delivery for five years, she led a number of client service and process improvements. Lucie’s wealth of experience is being put to good use in her latest undertaking as Director of Canada’s scientific infostructure (Csi) – a transformative program to establish a national science and technology information and infrastructure network.

William Oldfield

Willliam Oldfield has served since 1992 as the Networked Information Research Associate responsible for library R&D at University of Waterloo, using new technologies to develop and improve library services both at the university and extending beyond to other Ontario university libraries. Over his lengthy career, he has participated in and led many library association activities and committees (too many to list here) having to do with the application of IT in libraries and served as conference committee chair for Access 1999. There’s lots more at http://www.lib.uwaterloo.ca/~wroldfie/resume.html

Art Rhyno

Art Rhyno is a Systems Librarian at the University of Windsor and a former host of the Access conference. He has published articles and book chapters on topics ranging from technology to genealogy and quantum physics. Art is a former president of the Ontario Library and Information Technology Association and he and his wife own The Essex Free Press, a 110 year old newspaper.

Stan Ruecker

Dr. Stan Ruecker is an Assistant Professor of Humanities Computing in the Department of English and Film Studies at the University of Alberta. He is a graduate of the University of Regina (BA Hons English 1985, BSc Computer Science 1988), the University of Toronto (MA English 1989), and the University of Alberta (MDes 1999, PhD 2003). His PhD research was on the affordances of prospect for computer interfaces to large, interpretively-tagged text collections. His postdoctoral research dealt with browsing interfaces for electronic documents. His current research interests are in the areas of computer-human interfaces, text visualization, and information design.

Tito Sierra

Tito Sierra is a Digital Technologies Development Librarian at North Carolina State University Libraries. Before NC State, he worked as a Program Manager and Web Developer at Amazon.com. He has a BA in Government from Harvard University and a MS in Information Management from Syracuse University.

Ross Singer

Ross Singer is an application developer at Georgia Tech Library, creating web services for both the public web presence, maintaining the library’s intranet, and working to create an R&D lab for library apps. He founded the Metro Atlanta Library Technology Association (MALTA) in 2005. Earlier, he worked in libray IT at both Emory University General Libraries and University of Tennessee Libraries and had a short stint in the corporate world at internet.com (now JupiterMedia) in New York City. Ross has a B.A. in Theatre from the University of Tennessee. See his website http://rsinger.library.gatech.edu/bio/ for more on his projects, papers and presentations.

Stephen Sloan

Stephen Sloan has been at Uiversity of New Brunswick Libraries (Fredericton) since 1988, working chiefly on making information accessible via the Web. This included a four year stint as UNB’s first WebMaster, having begun the Web service in 1993. He also acts as subject specialist for the Faculty of Kinesiology and the Journalism program at St. Thomas University. He is currently on the implementation team the ASIN Portal Project, which is building a portal involving authentication, content management, federated searching, link resolving, and automated inter-library loans for libraries in Atlantic Canada. His website http://flay.hil.unb.ca/Sloan/ provides details on his research interests, selected publications and presentations.

Guy Teasdale

Guy Teasdale is Director, support and development Services at Université Laval Library.

Roy Tennant

Roy Tennant is User Services Architect for the California Digital Library. He is the owner of the Web4Lib and XML4Lib electronic discussions, and the creator and editor of Current Cites, a current awareness newsletter published every month since 1990. His books include Managing the Digital Library (2004), XML in Libraries (2002), Practical HTML: A Self-Paced Tutorial (1996), and Crossing the Internet Threshold: An Instructional Handbook (1993). Roy has written a monthly column on digital libraries for Library Journal since 1997 and has written numerous articles in other professional journals. In 2003, he received the American Library Association’s LITA/Library Hi Tech Award for Excellence in Communication for Continuing Education.

Leslie Weir

Leslie Weir became University Librarian at the University of Ottawa in January 2003 after acting in the position for a year. In May 2005, she became the Vice- President/President-elect of the Canadian Association of Research Libraries. Ms. Weir is also a member of the Board of the Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN), formerly the Canadian National Site License Project (CNSLP), is the Chair of the Task Group on Access to Scholarly Information Resources (SIR) which is the group charged by the Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL)with the implementation of its Scholars Portal and was one of the founding members of Sm@rtLibraries (an Industry Canada funded, OCRI sponsored project to implement Z39.50 between five National Capital area libraries) which now supports direct borrowing for users of the academic and public libraries in Ottawa. Before coming to the University of Ottawa in 1992 as Assistant University Librarian (Technical Services & Systems), Ms Weir, a graduate of McGill University, was at the National Library of Canada where she was responsible for national services based upon their systems.

Nora Young

Nora Young is a writer and broadcaster with a special interest in the cultural implications of new technologies. She is currently technology columnist with CBC Radio and CBC Newsworld.