PPC has recently announced the Vision Speakers for the 29th Annual NASIG Conference:
Jenica Rogers is the Director of Libraries for the State University of New York at Potsdam. She is best known for her public decision not to renew her university’s annual subscription to the American Chemical Society’s (ACS) online journals package because of the ever-increasing subscription costs. Her current professional interests include interrogating the ways our information economy is breaking down and reforming now that the internet changed everything, figuring out what the role of a library is in a reality in which warehousing books is sort of passé, and informing, mentoring, and supporting new library professionals as they hit the real world face first and at full speed.
Dr. Katherine Skinner is the Executive Director of the Educopia Institute, a not-for-profit educational organization that hosts inter-institutional, collaborative programs for the production, dissemination, and preservation of digital scholarship. She is the founding program director for the MetaArchive Cooperative, a community-owned and community-governed digital preservation network founded in 2004 that now has more than 50 member institutions in four countries. She also serves as the host of the Library Publishing Coalition project, in which 47 university libraries currently are designing and implementing a collaborative that addresses and supports an evolving, distributed, and diverse range of library publishing and production practices.
Herbert Van de Sompel
Herbert Van de Sompel is the team leader of the Prototyping Team at the Research Library of the Los Alamos National Laboratory. The Team does research regarding various aspects of scholarly communication in the digital age, including information infrastructure, interoperability, digital preservation and indicators for the assessment of the quality of units of scholarly communication. Herbert has played a major role in creating the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH), the Open Archives Initiative Object Reuse & Exchange specifications (OAI-ORE), the OpenURL Framework for Context-Sensitive Services, the SFX linking server, the bX scholarly recommender service, and info URI. Currently, he works with his team on the Open Annotation, Memento (time travel for the Web), and ResourceSync projects.