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.
We also have another confirmed keynote:
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.