Program

TCDL 2010 Sessions

Below is the program for May 17-18, including biographies for each speaker. To see room locations for each section, please see the Conference Schedule.

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TCDL 2010 Keynote Speakers

Leslie Carr is a senior lecturer in the Intelligence, Agents, Multimedia Group (IAM) in the School of Electronics and Computer Science (ECS) at the University of Southampton. He is also the technical director of the EPrints Repository software team and the manager of the ECS repository. Dr. Carr writes about repositories and repository management on the blog RepositoryMan.

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Reagan Moore coordinates research efforts in development of policy-based data management systems that are used to support data grids, digital libraries, processing pipelines and persistent archives.  Moore is the principal investigator for the development of the integrated Rule Oriented Data System (iRODS). The iRODS technology automates the application of management policies, automates validation of assessment criteria, and minimizes the labor required to manage massive distributed data collections.  Moore has a B.S. in physics from the California Institute of Technology (1967), and a Ph.D. in plasma physics from the University of California, San Diego (1978).

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TCDL 2010 Invited Speakers

Pattie Orr is the vice president for information technology and the dean of university libraries at Baylor University, where she leads the university-wide information technology organization that provides administrative and academic technology services, technology infrastructure, and library services and support for digital assets. 
 
A 2000 Frye Fellow and former faculty member for the EDUCAUSE Institute Management Program, Orr has been involved in many professional associations, including EDUCAUSE, ECAR, CLAC, NERCOMP, Texas Digital Library, Internet 2, CNI, and LEARN.  She has held many leadership roles and presently serves on the EDUCAUSE Board of Directors, the LEARN Board of Trustees, and the Texas Women in Higher Education Board of Directors.

Orr provides IT/library management consulting for higher education institutions in on-site meetings, workshops, and working groups.  Her areas of expertise include strategic planning, institutional research, user support reorganization, library/IT integration, IT policy creation and incident response, and campus sustainability.

Locally, Orr leads the Baylor University Sustainability Committee and serves on the Board of Directors for the Waco-McLennan County United Way and Keep Waco Beautiful.

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David R. Maidment is the Hussein M. Alharthy Centennial Chair in Civil Engineering and Director of the Center for Research in Water Resources at the University of Texas at Austin, where he has been on the faculty since 1981.  He received his Bachelor's degree in Agricultural Engineering with First Class Honors from the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand, and his MS and PhD degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Texas, he was a research scientist at the Ministry of Works and Development in New Zealand, and at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis in Vienna, Austria, and he was also a Visiting Assistant Professor at Texas A&M University.

Dr Maidment is a specialist in surface water hydrology, and in particular in the application of geographic information systems to hydrology.   Since 1989, he has been cooperating in this field with ESRI, manufacturers of Arc/Info and ArcView, the leading GIS programs world-wide.  Each year, Dr Maidment presents a survey of the state of the art in GIS and hydrology at the ESRI User Conference, and since 1997, these surveys have been summarized on GIS Hydro CD-ROMs.  Since 1991, he has also been working with the Hydrologic Engineering Center of the US Army Corps of Engineers, to prepare GIS interfaces for HEC models.  He is the principal designer of the Arc Hydro data model, which is a customization of the ArcGIS geographic information system for water resources, published in the book Arc Hydro: GIS for Water Resources in 2002.  He and his research team also have current projects applying GIS for flood plain mapping, water quality modeling, water resources assessment, hydrologic simulation, surface water-groundwater interaction, and global hydrology. 

Dr. Maidment is the leader of the CUAHSI (Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science, Inc) project on Hydrologic Information Systems, which is designed to provide improved access to hydrologic data, and synthesis into a digital watershed for application at the nation’s universities.

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Junius Rowland works for the UT TeleCampus, and is the Project Manager for the Texas Learning Object Repository (TXLOR). He has held previous roles in K-12 education and IT, which have helped to prepare him for the work he is completing alongside the Texas Digital Library.

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Otto Fox is a Software Developer with more than two decades of experience in the industry. He has worked on multi-tiered enterprise applications at IBM and HP. These experiences have given him insight into both the technology and the processes required to develop and manage large, complex software systems. Otto joined the staff at the Texas Digital Library in August, 2009.

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Antonio "Tony" Zavaleta is a native of Brownsville he received a doctoral degree in Medical Anthropology from The University of Texas at Austin in 1976.  His career has focused on the study of the U.S.-Mexico Border and its demographics issues including health, immigration, poverty and education.  Dr. Zavaleta views our border home through the eyes of history and culture. 

In 1992, Dr. Zavaleta became the first Dean of the College of Liberal Arts at UTB, and in 1999, was asked to serve as the first Vice President for External Affairs, in 2009 he became Interim Provost and now serves as Special Assistant to the Provost and Professor of Anthropology.  Dr. Zavaleta is currently developing The Texas Center for Border and Transnational Studies at UTB/TSC which is expected to establish the institution as the anchor for border studies at its eastern end. 

Through more than 35 years of research experience Dr. Zavaleta has found that in order to understand health issues on the border you must first understand what people believe. This realization and the penchant to sit down and talk to people about their beliefs has led him to be recognized as one of the nation’s leading experts on Mexican folk medicine and the role that culture plays in the delivery of health care to disparate populations.

Dr. Zavaleta’s book, entitled Curandero Conversations: El Niño Fidencio, Shamanism and Healing Traditions of the Borderlands, co-authored by Alberto Salinas Jr., was published in September 2009.  The book examines 190 actual e-mail based case studies with a curandero and offers three extensive appendices including information for understanding cultural competencies in the delivery of health care, Internet resource links for continued study, and the most complete medicinal plant herbal used by curanderos/as on the U.S.-Mexico border.

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Anton dePlessis is Los Primeros Libros project director, Digital Initiatives, Texas A&M University Libraries. Holding Master degrees in Spanish and International Relations, he combines interests in Colonial Mexico, linguistics, and book history, with experience in information technology.

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Alfredo Sánchez is professor of computer science and director of the Laboratory of Interactive and Cooperative Technologies (ICT) at the Universidad de las Américas Puebla (UDLAP). He holds MSc and PhD degrees in Computer Science from Texas A&M University, and a BEng degree in Computer Systems from UDLAP. Since 1996, he has conducted R&D projects in areas such as digital libraries, human-computer interaction and computer-supported cooperative work. Results from these projects have been reported in more than 90 refereed and invited publications. Dr. Sánchez has been a visiting professor at the University of Waikato, New Zealand, and a visiting scientist at the Center for Botanical Informatics of the Missouri Botanical Garden. Prof. Sánchez serves at the editorial board of the International Journal of Digital Libraries and coordinates the Digital Libraries Community of the Mexican Internet 2 Consortium. He also has served as president of the Mexican Computer Science Society and has been a member of the National Researchers System.

More information at http//ict.udlap.mx/people/alfredo

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Unmil Karadkar's research focuses on using the emerging information infrastructure (for example, the Web, mobile devices) to support critical scholarly and educational tasks in different disciplines. His collaborations include those with researchers in Social Work, Conservation, Physiology, Hispanic Studies, Educational Psychology, Atmospheric Science, and Computer Science. His research interests align with areas such as Human-Computer Interaction, Digital Libraries, Hypermedia, Digital Humanities, and Educational Technology.

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Luis Francisco-Revilla's research interests include information systems, digital libraries, intelligent user interfaces, information delivery, spatial hypermedia, human-computer interaction, computer-supported cooperative work. Luis received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Texas A&M University in 2004. His doctoral dissertation on Multi-model Adaptive Spatial Hypermedia delivered the MASH framework and the WARP system. Luis also holds a MS in Computer Science from Texas A&M University and a Bachelors degree in Electronic and Communications Engineering from the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City. During his stay at Texas A&M University, Luis worked in several projects including Walden’s Paths, Path Manager and the Visual Knowledge Builder. His work has been published in several international journals and conferences such as: International Journal on Digital Libraries, ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries, and Hypertext.

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Peter Nürnberg is the chief technology officer of the Texas Digital Library. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Texas A&M University. Before coming to the TDL in 2009, he managed his own consulting firm.

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Mark McFarland is the Associate Director for Digital Initiatives at the University of Texas at Austin where he plays a key role in strategic planning, program development for digital library projects and programs at UT Austin. Mark is also co-Director of the Texas Digital Library.

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John J. Leggett is Professor of Computer Science and Library Science, Associate Dean for Digital Initiatives, Director of the Texas A&M University Digital Library, co-Director of the Texas Digital Library, and holder of the Ford Endowed Professorship at Texas A&M University.  His research efforts over the last 20 years have been focused on information technologies for scholarly work. He is a founding editor of the open access Journal of Digital Information.

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Chris Jordan has many years of experience in digital preservation, high-performance computing and data-intensive research applications. He has worked on data-centered projects for the National Science Foundation, the Library of Congress, and the National Archives and Records Administration. He is currently focused on building high-end data cyberinfrastructure to support research and education across all academic disciplines, including Natural Sciences and History, Economics and Social Sciences, the Physical Sciences and Engineering.

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Michael Phillips was born in Fort Bragg, North Carolina on March 21, 1953. Phillips grew up in Lufkin, Texas and attended Baylor University where he received a B.B.A. in 1975.

A Certified Public Accountant, Phillips has over 30 years of experience in executive administrative positions with the State of Texas. Before retiring in May 2009, Phillips served as Vice President, Information Technology and Chief Information Officer at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center from 1997 to 2009. During his years of public service, Phillips served in leadership roles on numerous state and national boards and committees.

Phillips is currently the Executive Director of the Lonestar Education and Research Network (LEARN). LEARN is a consortium of 36 organizations throughout Texas that includes public and private institutions of higher education, community colleges, and K-12 public schools. LEARN connects these organizations and hundreds of their affiliated organizations together with high performance optical network services to support their education, research, healthcare, and public service needs. Prior to becoming Executive Director, Phillips served on LEARN’s Board of Directors from January 2005 until May 2009. During his tenure on the LEARN Board, Phillips served over 2 years on the Executive Committee and as LEARN’s Treasurer.

In his capacity as LEARN’s Executive Director, Phillips is a member of the National LambdaRail’s Board of Directors. Phillips represents LEARN on The Quilt Board of Directors and is currently serving a 2 year term as The Quilt’s Treasurer. Additionally, Phillips represents LEARN with Internet2, StateNets, and EDUCAUSE.

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