JATS-Con 2010 Contributors List
Louise Adam, Federation of Animal Science Societies
Louise Adam is a board-certified editor in the life sciences and a technical editor for the Federation of Animal Science Societies.
In 2007, she agreed to lead the FASS publication team to a new XML-based editorial and composition workflow. Louise helps
to manage the day-to-day activities for 6 peer-reviewed journals produced by the FASS publications department. She is an active
participant in the annual eXtyles User Group meeting.
Vidhya Arvind, OCUL Scholars Portal
Vidhya Arvind is Senior Software Engineer at OCUL Scholars Portal.
Jeff Beck, NCBI, NLM
Jeff is a Technical Information Specialist at the National Center for Biotechnology Information at the National Library of
Medicine. He has been working on the PubMed Central project for 10 years and currently is co-chair of the NISO Standardized
Markup for Journal Articles group.
Terry Catapano, Columbia University Libraries
Terry Catapano is a Librarian at Columbia University Libraries and Vice President of Plazi Verein. He is a member of the Editorial
Board for the Metadata Encoding and Transmission Standard (METS), and a member of the Society of American Archivists' Schema
Development Team, responsible for the maintenance of the Encoded Archival Description (EAD) and Encoded Archival Context Corporate
bodies, Persons, and Families (EAC-CPF) Standards.
Jeff Fisher, American Chemical Society, Publications Production Systems
Jeff has a long and varied career in supporting scientific and scholarly publishing from, IT, product development, and management
perspectives. In the past four years, Jeff has taken the role as project manager of several key initiatives that leveraged
XML, most notably the projects that implemented XML-based production for ACS Journals. As a member of the "Pubs Markup Team",
Jeff is also shares in the group's responsibilities including stewardship of ACS Publications' various
DTDs/Schemas, providing consulting on XML-related efforts, and shaping strategic direction in the use of XML-related technologies
within ACS Pubs.
Marilu Hoeppner, PhD, National Center for Biotechnology Information
Marilu A. Hoeppner earned a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from Northwestern University, Evanston, IL. Prior to coming to NCBI,
she worked as a free-lance developmental editor, editing books in the Laboratory Manual series for Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Press and later at Cygnet Risk Group, Inc., a consulting firm serving the energy industry, where she gained skills in web
and database development. She is currently a Staff Scientist at the National Center for Biotechnology Information,
where she has been for the past eight years, and leads the Bookshelf project.
Laura Kelly, NCBI, NLM
Laura Kelly is a Technial Information Specialist at the National Library of Medicine where she has been working on the PubMed
Central project since 2003. She also serves as a member of the Tag Suite Working Group.
Deborah Aleyne Lapeyre, Mulberry Technologies, Inc.
Deborah Lapeyre is a Senior XML and XSLT Consultant for Mulberry Technologies, Inc., a consultancy specializing in helping
their clients toward better publishing through XML, XSLT, XQuery, and Schematron solutions. Debbie is an architect and developer
of XML Tag Sets (vocabularies) who designs and writes the schemas (DTD, XSD, RELAX NG) that model those vocabularies. She
teaches XML literacy; business implications of XML, and hands-on XML (and SGML) syntax, DTD and schema
construction; XSLT, Schemtron, and XSL-FO courses.
Martin Latterner, MA, National Center for Biotechnology Information
Martin is an Online Publication Technical Specialist at the National Center for Biotechnology Information. He has been working
on the Bookshelf Project since 2008. Prior to coming to NCBI, he worked with Alexander Street Press, and electronic publisher
in the humanities where he managed XML conversion and indexing processes.
Melanie Lauckner, World Health Organization
Melanie Lauckner manages XML-based workflows creating journal and book products in all six official languages of the United
Nations: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish. Previously, she edited and proofread for the World Health
Organization and the International Organization for Standardization. For over a decade, Melanie Lauckner has project managed
the introduction and implementation of new technologies and processes across multiple industries from aviation to
John M. Meyer, ITHAKA
John Meyer is Director of Data Technology at ITHAKA, where he has led the development of tools for the normalization of publisher
e-journal content to the NLM Journal Archiving and Interchange Tag Set for the Portico digital archiving service. He is a
member of the NLM Journal Archiving and Interchange Tag Suite Working Group, and NISO Standardized Markup for Journal Articles
Sheila Morrissey, ITHAKA
Sheila Morrissey is Senior Research Developer at ITHAKA, and is a member of the Portico digital archiving service Data Team.
She is currently engaged with partners at the California Digital Library and Stanford University in developing the next-generation
JHOVE2 tool. Her past work includes the design and development of print and electronic publishing systems. She has served
as a representative to XML vocabulary standards groups.
Dan O'Brien, American Chemical Society, Publications Production Systems
An IT professional for 17 years, and in the publishing industry for the past 8 years, Dan has spent the last 5 years of his
life living and breathing XML content at ACS. Dan is involved in just about all ACS Pubs projects involving the use of XML
content in which he leads related implementation efforts related to XML content and creation of DTDs/schemas, and has had
the opportunity to see first hand what works and doesn't work when using XML for content production. Dan keeps an eye
out for emerging trends in scientific publishing which have the potential improve or impact ACS' content production strategies.
Dan currently leads the "Pubs Markup Team" within ACS that is charged with stewardship of ACS Publications' various DTDs/Schemas,
providing consulting on XML-related efforts, and shaping strategic direction in the use of XML-related technologies within
Evan Owens, American Institute of Physics
Chandi Perera, Typefi Systems
Chandi Perera has over 15 years of publishing and media technology experience and has been instrumental in introducing new
publishing technologies around the world. Most recently, Mr. Perera was the principal of Perera Consulting Group and prior
to that finished a five-year role as the CIO for Lonely Planet Publications. He has also acted as a technology consultant
to government agencies around the world. Perera is a frequent conference speaker in the areas of content management,
publishing, media, XML, structured content, and digital rights management.
Wendell Piez, Mulberry Technologies, Inc.
Dr Piez has been using markup technologies since the early 1990s and XML and XSLT since their inception in 1998. A recognized
expert on XML, XSLT and related technologies such as Schematron, he provides design and development services and support internally
and for clients of Mulberry Technologies, Inc., an XML consultancy in Rockville, MD. A member of the Association for Computers
in the Humanities (ACH), he serves as General Editor of DHQ (Digital Humanities Quarterly:
http:digitalhumanities.org/dhq/) and teaches at the Graduate School of Information and Library Science, University of Illinois
at Urbana-Champagne. He frequently presents papers on topics relating to markup practice and theory at industry and academic
Bruce Rosenblum, Inera Incorporated
Alexander ('Sasha') Schwarzman, American Geophysical Union
Alexander ('Sasha') Schwarzman is Information Systems Analyst at the American Geophysical Union (AGU). Since 1999 he has been
involved in AGU's transition from a paper-based to an XML-oriented publishing model. He developed and maintained AGU Article
SGML and XML DTDs and Tag Sets, formulated requirements for AGU metadata database and a suite of XML/XSLT/Schematron tools
that work with it, designed specifications for and implemented AGU Digital Library that holds more than 100 years
worth of journals and books published by AGU, and implemented an XML-centric production workflow for currently published journals
and books that includes AGU staff and outside vendors. Before reengineering AGU's publishing processes, Sasha took part in
developing an innovative Internet-based system for submission, management, and publishing of abstracts for meetings and conferences
organized by AGU. Prior to joining AGU, Sasha worked at the National Agricultural Library's Text Digitizing
Program. He holds a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the State Technical University of St.Petersburg,
Russia, and a Master of Library Science degree from the University of Maryland, College Park, USA.
Matthew Stoeffler, ITHAKA
Umadevi Thanneeru, ITHAKA
Wei Zhao, OCUL Scholars Portal
Wei Zhao is a Metadata Librarian at OCUL Scholars Portal where she has been working on the Ejournlas project since 2004.