Dr. Aram Sinnreich is an Associate Professor at American University’s School of Communication, in the Communication Studies division. Sinnreich’s work focuses on the intersection of culture, law and technology, with an emphasis on subjects such as emerging media and music. He is the author of two books, Mashed Up (2010), and The Piracy Crusade (2013), and has written for publications including the New York Times, Billboard and Wired. Prior to coming to AU, Sinnreich served as Assistant Professor at Rutgers University's School of Communication and Information, Director at media innovation lab OMD Ignition Factory, Managing Partner of media/tech consultancy Radar Research, Visiting Professor at NYU Steinhardt, and Senior Analyst at Jupiter Research. He is also a bassist and composer, and has played with groups and artists including progressive soul collective Brave New Girl, dub-and-bass band Dubistry, and Ari-Up, lead singer of the Slits. Along with co-authors Dunia Best and Todd Nocera, Sinnreich was a finalist in the 2014 John Lennon Songwriting Contest, in the jazz category. Sinnreich holds a Ph.D. in Communication from the University of Southern California, and a masters in Journalism from Columbia University.
Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Ph.D., is a Senior Research Scientist at OCLC Research. She leads the User Studies Activities at OCLC Research and was the Chair of the ALA ACRL Value of Academic Libraries Committee and is the President-Elect 2016 for the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T). Lynn held the Chair of Excellence position at the Departmento de Biblioteconomía y Documentación at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid and collaborated with the faculty on user-centered research. Dr. Connaway was a Visiting Researcher in the Department of Information Studies, University of Sheffield scholar and a Visiting Scholar at the Royal School of Library and Information Science, Copenhagen, Denmark. She has received research funding from the IMLS in the US and Jisc and the Arts and Humanities Research Council in the UK. She leads OCLC Research in the digital visitors and residents project and is the co-principal investigator of an IMLS-funded project with the University of Florida and Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, to investigate how late primary, secondary, and community college STEM students judge credibility of digital resources in absence of human sources. Dr. Connaway is the co-author of the 4th and 5th editions of Basic Research Methods for Librarians and has authored numerous other publications. She frequently is an international and national speaker on how individuals get their information and engage with technology and the assessment and development of user-centered library services. Prior to joining OCLC Research, she was the Vice-President of Research and Library Systems at NetLibrary, the director of the Library and Information Services Department at the University of Denver, and on the faculty of the Library and Informational Science program at the University of Missouri, Columbia.
Tim started his career in the UK civil service in 1987 working on Information Assurance. Since then he has worked on User Requirements, Systems Development, Systems Design, Information Management, and high assurance Information Security on large government IT projects. In 2000 Tim completed an MSc in Information Management from the University of Sheffield specialising in Cross Language Information Retrieval. Between March 2004 and March 2008, Tim was responsible for the secure Information Management aspects of a large scale, IT and business change program at the UK Cabinet Office.
Tim joined The National Archives in April 2008 and led the delivery and procurement workstream of The Digital Continuity Project. As Head of Digital Preservation between Jan 2009 and January 2015, he led work on digital preservation, and cataloguing. Tim helped develop the National Archives business information architecture and helped to initiate work on the new Discovery system (The National Archives online catalogue). Tim worked on the design and implementation of a new Digital Records Infrastructure at The National Archives implementing the parsimonious preservation approach he created.
Tim was seconded in July 2013 to the University of Glasgow as an Honorary Research Associate for 18 months working on “technically assisted sensitivity review of digital public records”. He retains an honorary position there and still researches Sensitivity Review in Digital Archives. Tim joined the National Records of Scotland in January 2015 as Head of Digital Archiving focusing on the archiving and preservation of digital records and their associated systems and processes. Tim was a Director of the Digital Preservation Coalition from 2009 to 2015 and is currently a member of the University of Sheffield I-School's Advisory Panel. Tim holds an MSc in Information Management from The University of Sheffield, an MSc in Computer Science from University College London, and a BSc in Chemistry from the university of Exeter.
Professor Aparac Jelusic received her Ph.D. in Information Sciences, University of Zagreb (1991) and M.A. in Library Science, University of Zagreb (1982). Before her retirement in October 2015 Tatjana Aparac-Jelušić held the position of the Distinguished Professor at the Univeristy of Zadar. She was the Head of the Department Information Sciences at the University of Zadar, from 2007 to 2012 and Head of the Department of Information Sciences at the University of Osijek, from 2003 to 2007.
In 2008 she designed the new PhD program Knowledge Society and the Information Transfer, University of Zadar and acted as the Dean of the Program from 2008 to 2015.
She was teaching as visiting professor in Eisenstadt (2007-2011) and one semester at the University of Graz, Austria (2011). Author of one book, nine chapters in books, over 100 research and professional papers (in Croatian and English), over 30 reviews and opinion papers. She edited 25 books and initiated several monograph series such as Croatian Librarians, Handbooks in LIS and Advances in IS.
Supervisor for over 200 diploma papers, 13 Master od science and 9 PhD thesis of Croatian and Slovenian (L)IS students.
She was the member of the Editorial Board of Information Processing Management (from 2003 to 2008), and Alexandria. She is currently the member of Advisory Board of Alexandria (from 2011), and member of editorial boards of the Journal of Documentation (from 2006), JELISE (from 2014) and Bibliotekarstvo, Serbia (from 2011).
Chair, American Society for Information Science and Technology /European Chapter, 2003-2009, Chair, Euclid – European Association of LIS university departments, 2008-2014 and Chair, Croatian Council on Libraries, 2013 -
To the international IS community she has been known as the Co-director of LIDA Conferences from 2000-2014 together with Professor Tefko Saracevic. She was/is the member of PC for CoLIS3, ECDL2007, QQML2009, and reviewer for ASIST, ALA, ECDL and some other international conferences.
She was PI for the research projects Organization, preservation and usage of Croatian written heritage, 2007-2010, 2002-2006 and Croatian written heritage, 2007-2012. Professor Aparac-Jelušić started several projects that aimed to reorganize and digitize rich but neglected collections of monastery libraries in Croatia and Bosnia and Hercegovina as well as project for several new library buildings in Croatia.
In 1998 she received Kukuljević’s Award (Croatian highest award in LIS field), Thompson/ISI Outstanding Teacher of Information Science 2006 – Award given by ASIST, the Rector of the University of Zadar Award for 2006 and the Award given by the National and University Library in Zagreb in 2012 for her contribution to the field of LIS.
Tefko Saracevic (Professor Emeritus, Rutgers University, USA)
Studied electrical engineering at the University of Zagreb, Croatia and completed his master (1962) and Ph.D. (1970) studies in information science at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio. Taught and conducted research at Case till 1985, when moved to Rutgers. Promoted to Professor II (highest academic rank at Rutgers Univ.) in 1991. Associate Dean from 2003 to 2006. Distinguished Professor Emeritus since 2010. Over the years he conducted research and published widely on: test and evaluation of information retrieval systems; notion of relevance in information science; human aspects in human-computer interaction in information retrieval; user and use studies in information science and librarianship; studies of user-derived value of information and library services; evaluation of digital libraries; and analysis of Web queries as submitted to search engines. As principal investigator or co-principal he has received research grants from the National Science Foundation, National Institutes for Health, Department of Education, Council for Library Resources, the Rockefeller Foundation, UNESCO, and several other national and international organizations. Results are widely reported, distributed, and cited. He is active in a number of professional associations. He was the president of the American Society for Information Science (ASIS) in 1991. He received the Gerard Salton Award for Excellence in Research, by the Special Interest Group on Information Retrieval, Association for Computing Machinery (SIGIR/ACM) in 1997; the ASIS Award of Merit (highest award given by the Society) in 1995; the 1989 Best Paper Award in the Journal of the American Society for Information Science; the ASIS Outstanding Information Science Teacher Award in 1985; and the Rutgers University Board of Trustees Award for Excellence in Research in 1991. In 1994 he was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Zagreb, Croatia; he was granted a second Fulbright scholarship for 1999. As of Oct. 2015 he has received 3,547 citations in Scopus database (covers journal citations since 1996 and excludes self citations). In Google Scholar (with a broader coverage of all kinds of documents in addition to journals) he received 11,333 citations. In a histogram of citations from papers in the Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology (JASIST & predecessor names), done by Eugene Garfield from the Web of Science for years 1956-2006 and involving 4605 authors, he ranked first in citations to his work both in articles in the Journal (Total Local Citation Score) and in articles globally from that Journal (Total Global Citation Score).