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JATS-Con 2011 Contributors List

Jeff Beck, NCBI, NLM

Jeff Beck is a Technical information Specialist at the National Center for Biotechnology Information at the US National Library of Medicine. He has been involved in the PubMed Central project since it began in 2000. He has been working in print and then electronic journal publishing since the early 1990s. Currently he is co-chair of the NISO Z39-96, JATS: Journal Article Tag Suite Working Group. He is a BELS-certified Editor in the Life Sciences and a poor golfer.

Devorah Bloom, Data Conversion Laboratory, Inc.

Devorah Bloom is a Project Manager at Data Conversion Laboratory (DCL), a company specializing in the conversion of paper and electronic materials to PDF, SGML and XML for Composition and Electronic Publishing. She has been with DCL for almost 10 years, and manages multiple NLM projects among others. She is proficient in numerous electronic publishing software packages, as well as DCL's proprietary Hub-and-Spoke conversion software. Prior to joining DCL, Ms. Bloom was a Programmer/eBook Coding Expert in the Barnes & Noble Digital Content Division.

Jeffrey Boatright, Emory University

Erik Delfino, Library of Congress

Erik advises the Director of Technology Policy on library technology issues, developments, and policy, and assists with coordination of technology projects throughout Library of Congress/Library Services. Before joining the Director's staff, Erik helped implement the Library's first integrated library system and served as a Program Specialist with the Federal Library and Information Center Committee (FLICC/FEDLINK). Erik is also an adjunct faculty member at the School of Library and Information Science, Catholic University of America, in Washington, DC.

Abigail Elbow, NCBI, NLM

Abigail Elbow is a Journal Manager for PMC at the National Center for Biotechnology Information at the US National Library of Medicine, where she has been for the past four years. She came to PMC from StreamSage Inc (now a division of Comcast), a company focused on information search and retrieval for audio and video media. Her work at PMC combines that technical experience with a background in a variety of writing and editing positions.

Beth Friedman, Data Conversion Laboratory, Inc.

Beth Friedman has been a Project Manager at Data Conversion Laboratory for the last 18 years, and a programmer at DCL for the prior 6 years. She manages and provides data analysis for multiple STM and humanities XML projects, many of those converting to the NLM Journal and Book DTDs. Prior to joining DCL in 1986, Ms. Friedman was a programming engineer at Bell Laboratories. She received her Bachelor Degree from Queens College, and her Masters' Degree from Columbia University. Ms. Friedman is a member of the NISO Standardized Markup for Journal Articles Working Group for NLM.

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.

Breena Krick, NCBI, NLM

Breena Krick is a Technical Content Specialist at the National Center for Biotechnology Information at the US National Library of Medicine, where she has been working on the PMC project for the past year. She has been working in the composition and electronic publishing field since the early 1990s and has been involved in SGML/XML conversion projects since 1997. Her greatest joy comes from being a grandmother to 9 beautiful grandchildren.

Gitty Kupferstein, Data Conversion Laboratory, Inc.

Gitty Kupferstein is a Project Manager at Data Conversion Laboratory specializing in NLM DTD conversion projects. Among the different projects that Gitty manages, she is responsible for the processing and submission of journal articles to PubMed Central for both local and international publishers. She has been part of the DCL team for over 10 years.

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.

Carl Leubsdorf, Jr., Solvitor, LLC

Carl Leubsdorf, Jr. is Founder and CEO of Solvitor LLC, a web and technology strategy consultancy. Prior to founding Solvitor, Carl served as the senior vice president and general manager for Match.com's Asia Pacific business, and as International CTO of Match.com for its most significant growth period in history. Previously, Carl was a Senior IT consultant for the Center for Information Technology, National Institutes of Health, and senior director, software at The Motley Fool, where he built a custom content management solution to publish hundreds of news articles monthly. Carl received his bachelor's degree University of New Hampshire, Whittemore School of Business and Economics, and an Economics M.A. from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. For more information: http://solvitor.com/

Jane Mandelbaum, Library of Congress

Jane is currently leading enterprise-wide infrastructure projects at the Library of Congress to support new bibliographic and digital content initiatives. Jane was previously the IT implementation manager for the first integrated library system of the Library of Congress, and has also been manager of the Library's end-user computing platforms. She has a master's degree in library science from the University of California, Berkeley and a master's degree in business administration from the Wharton School.

Nikos Markantonatos, Atypon

Since 1996, Nikos Markantonatos serves as the Director of Software Development at Atypon, a company specializing in building platforms for electronic publishing. At Atypon, he is managing a team of engineers responsible for the processing and conversion of XML and SGML content flowing in from numerous client publishers and their typesetters, as well as managing all outgoing XML content deliveries to third parties. His responsibilities include shaping up the company NLM-based DTD and keeping up with new releases and updates. His interests include several information retrieval topics, such as algorithms for automatic classification, related articles retrieval, and semantic search. Prior to Atypon, Nikos Markantonatos has worked as a development engineer in the languages department at Sun Microsystems. He holds a BS in Math as well as an MS and a PhD in Computer Science, the latter two from New York University's, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences.

Cindy Maisannes, CFA Institute

Lynn Murdock, Public Library of Science

John Nickerson, Emory University

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 conferences.

Paul Reekie, CSIRO Publishing

Bruce Rosenblum, Inera, Inc.

Bruce Rosenblum, CEO of Inera, has thirty years of experience in design and development of electronic publishing solutions. Mr. Rosenblum consults for publishers worldwide on XML and workflow automation, and he leads the development team for eXtyles, Inera's suite of editorial and XML tools for Microsoft Word. Prior to joining Inera, Mr. Rosenblum was VP of Software Development at Turning Point Software, where he led the development of products for Microsoft, Word Perfect, and Houghton Mifflin. Mr. Rosenblum is a member of the NLM DTD Advisory Board and CrossRef Metadata Quality Committee, and he serves on the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) Board of Directors. He received a BA in History and English from the University of Pennsylvania.

Alexander ('Sasha') Schwarzman, American Geophysical Union

Alexander ("Sasha") Schwarzman is Information Systems Analyst at the American Geophysical Union (AGU). He was instrumental in effecting AGU's transition to an XML-based publishing model from a paper- oriented one. Sasha has developed an XML-centric production workflow for the currently published journals and books, designed AGU tag sets, and contributed to the development and implementation of the AGU metadata database and a suite of XML/XSLT/Schematron tools that play a central role in the AGU publication processes. He served as a technical lead in developing AGU Digital Library that holds more than 100 years worth of journals, books, and transactions published by AGU. Sasha is currently serving as a co-chair of the NISO/NFAIS Technical Working Group on Supplemental Materials to Journal Article. He holds an equivalent of 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.

B. Tommie Usdin, Mulberry Technologies, Inc.

B. Tommie Usdin is President of Mulberry Technologies, Inc., a consultancy specializing in XML and SGML. Ms. Usdin has been working with SGML since 1985 and has been a supporter of XML since 1996. She chairs the Balisage conference. Ms. Usdin has developed DTDs, Schemas, and XML/SGML application frameworks for applications in government and industry. Projects include reference materials in medicine, science, engineering, and law; semiconductor documentation; historical and archival materials. Distribution formats have included print books, magazines, and journals, and both web- and media-based electronic publications. She is co-chair of the NISO Z39-96, JATS: Journal Article Tag Suite Working Group. You can read more about her at http://www.mulberrytech.com/people/usdin/index.html.