JATS-Con 2021 Contributors List
Jeffrey Beck, NCBI/NLM/NIH
Jeff 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 JATSStanding Committee and
is a BELS-certified Editor in the Life Sciences.
Daniel Berger, American Water Works Association
Dan is a leader and manager in the digital publishing industry with 2 decades experience in online and print production, and
has an emphasis on designing and developing scalable digital publishing platforms that focus on multi-channel outputs and
complex user workflows.
Dan has worked in multiple disciplines, including editorial, web and application development, print and online production,
and product strategy, and across many content areas, including consumer news, academic research, standards and technical books,
B-to-B features, and video and podcasts.
Joanna Czerepowicz, Taylor & Francis Group
Joanna Czerepowicz is a Digital Production Team Leader at Taylor & Francis with over a decade of experience in online scholarly
publishing. Her work focuses on project planning and management of innovative online products, systems, and workflows, and
on ensuring quality of online publications using metadata standards and best practices.
Patricia Feeney, Crossref
Patricia is Crossref's Head of Metadata and coordinates all aspects of metadata at Crossref, including strategy and overall
vision, review and introduction of new content types, best practices, and community input. During her 10+ years at Crossref
she's helped thousands
of publishers understand how to record and distribute metadata for millions of scholarly items. She's also worked in various
scholarly publishing roles and as a systems librarian and cataloger.
Mark Gross, Data Conversion Laboratory, Inc.
A recognized authority on XML implementation and digital transformations. Mark's experience and leadership focuses on developing
and delivering technology-driven solutions. Under his direction, DCL uses the latest innovations in artificial intelligence,
including machine learning and natural language processing, to help businesses structure data and content for modern technologies
Prior to joining DCL in 1981, Mark was with the consulting practice of Arthur Young & Co. Mark has a BS in Engineering from
Columbia University and an MBA from New York University. He has also taught at the New York University Graduate School of
Business, the New School, and Pace University. He is a frequent speaker on the topic of XML, DITA, AI in scholarly publishing,
and content reuse strategies.
Audrey Hamelers, EMBL-EBI (European Bioinformatics Institute)
Audrey Hamelers is a Senior Software Developer at EMBL-EBI, the European Bioinformatics Institute. Her work includes managing
JATS XML pipelines and XSL transformations in Europe PMC and the manuscript submission system, Europe PMC Plus. She previously
worked on JATS XML pipelines, XSL transformations, and DTD documentation for PubMed Central at the NCBI.
Ken Holman, Réalta Online Publishing Solutions Limited
Mr. G. Ken Holman, a long-time contributor to the
XML community through Crane Softwrights Ltd., is
an advisor to Réalta Online Publishing Solutions
Limited http://RealtaOnline.com implementing the
publishing component of a standards publishing
service as a cloud-based commercial offering for
NISO STS, ISOSTS, JATS, OASIS, and DocBook documents.
Vincent Lizzi, Taylor & Francis Group
Vincent Lizzi is Head of Information Standards at Taylor & Francis, and has two decades of experience in scholarly publishing.
Vincent's work involves collaborating with a wide range of stakeholders to improve quality and granularity of journal data
and improve processes and infrastructure that enable the production and dissemination of scholarly content. Vincent is a member
of the NISO JATS Standing Committee.
Charles O’Connor, Aries Systems
Charles is a Business Analyst at Aries Systems. A former copy editor, indexer, and production editor, he has spent the last
decade designing and implementing XML-through production workflows for scholarly journals.
Michael Parkin, EMBL-EBI (European Bioinformatics Institute)
Michael Parkin is a Data Scientist at EMBL-EBI, the European Bioinformatics Institute. His work involves sourcing new content
in Europe PMC, ensuring data quality, and analysing trends in the literature. He has a background in scientific publishing
where he has worked closely with vendors supplying JATS XML, and has a keen interest in metadata standards.
Liam Quin, Delightful Computing
Liam Quin has been involved with declarative markup and digital typography since the 1980s. He was in charge of the XML work
at W3C for many years, and these days runs a small consulting, analysis, and training company in Milford, Ontario, Canada.
Laura Randall, NCBI/NLM/NIH
Laura Randall is Technical Information Specialist for the National Center for Biotechnology Information. She has been working
with what are now the JATS models since 2003 and is a current member of the NISO JATS Standing Committee. She joined the NISO
MECA Working Group in 2018.
Sally Ubnoske, Aries Systems Corporation
Sally Ubnoske is a Senior Business Systems Analyst at Aries Systems Corporation, where she focuses on standards adoption and
implementation in the areas of open access, the Open Funder Registry, and inter-system submission transfer. Sally was a member
of the original MECA consortium and joined the NISO MECA Working Group in 2018.
B. Tommie Usdin, Mulberry Technologies, Inc.
B. Tommie Usdin is President of Mulberry Technologies, Inc., a consultancy specializing in markup of textual documents. She
is co-chair of the JATS Standing Committee, a member of NISO's Standards Tag Suite Standing Committee, a member of the Book
Interchange Tag Suite committee, and chairs Balisage: The Markup 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. You can read more about her at http://www.mulberrytech.com/people/usdin/index.html
Bert Willems, Fonto
Bert is CTO of Fonto, a web-based XML editor. He is responsible for the R&D programs of the Fonto products and the development
of the strategic product vision. Skilled in software architecture, content management solutions and building long-term technical