Month: January 2012

Opening keynote at emtacl12

We are happy to announce that Herbert van de Sompel will be the opening keynote speaker at the  emtacl12 conference on monday 1 october.

Herbert Van de Sompel graduated in Mathematics and Computer Science at Ghent University (Belgium), and in 2000 obtained a Ph.D. in Communication Science there. For many years, he headed Library Automation at Ghent University. After leaving Ghent in 2000, he was Visiting Professor in Computer Science at Cornell University, and Director of e-Strategy and Programmes at the British Library. Currently, he is the team leader of the Prototyping Team at the Research Library of the Los Alamos National Laboratory.

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We also have another confirmed keynote:

Rudolf Mumenthaler
Professor for Library Science at University of Applied Sciences HTW Chur (Switzerland)

In May 2012 Rudolf Mumenthaler became professor for library science at the University of Applied Sciences HTW Chur where his focus lays on digital library, library management, mobile usage of library services and innovation management.

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Names of invited speakers to emtacl12

The first names of invited speakers has been confirmed,  we will try to add the names as quick as possible after they have provided us with a small bio and photo that we could use on the site. We already have some very interesting names, so everything is looking very promising for this edition of emtacl.

Brian Kelly is a member of the Executive group of the Innovation Support Centre which is part of UKOLN, a well-established applied research organisation based at the University of Bath.

Brian is an experienced speaker on topics such as Web accessibility, Web 2.0 and the Social Web. In recent years Brian has been an invited plenary speaker at international conferences held in Stockholm, Taiwan, Singapore and Melbourne. He has also written peer-reviewed papers on topics including Web accessibility, Web standards and Web 2.0. Brian also established the Institutional Web Management Workshop (IWMW) in 1997 – this year sees the 16th in the series taking place at the University of Edinburgh.

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Eirik NewthEirik Newth(b. 1964) has a M. Sc. in theoretical astrophysics, and has worked as a writer and lecturer on science, technology and futurology since the early 1990s. His books have been translated into 19 languages and won major literary awards, he writes a science column for Norway’s largest newspaper and is frequently asked by local media to comment on his areas of expertise.

As a lecturer Eirik Newth travels the length and breadth of Norway, speaking to
audiences ranging from major corporations to the Norwegian Air Force Academy.

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Jens Vigen is leading the CERN Scientific Information Service and is the Head Librarian of the Organization. Over the ten last years, he has been deeply involved in facilitating access to scientific information throughout the CERN Open Access experience. He participates actively to the to the organization of the Open Archive Initiative workshops (OAI); the establishment of the emerging Sponsoring Consortium on Open Access Publishing in Particle Physics (SCOAP3) and in general to the design of new repository infrastructures and services.

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