Internet Research

Contributor Biographies

Note: These entries are based on data provided at press time of the most current article the author has published in IR.

Marc Andreessen ( works on Internet-based electronic commerce for Enterprise Integration Technologies.

Mahmoud Awad is currently completing his Master's degree in Computer Science at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. His research areas include networking and synchronization aspects of multimedia systems and database management system. He has published part of his research results in Journal of Information and Software Technology.

Rebecca O. Barclay is a research associate with the NASA/DoD Aerospace Knowledge Diffusion Research Project and teaches technical and professional communications. A member of the Society for Technical Communication (STC), she presented results of the first phase of this project at the 36th ITCC. She is pursuing a Ph.D. degree in communication and rhetoric at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Correspondence: Department of Language, Literature, and Communication, RPI, Troy, NY 12180.

Steve Benford ( is a lecturer at the University of Nottingham, England. Since completing his Ph.D. entitled "Research into the Design of Distributed Directory Services" in 1989, his primary research interests have moved into the domain of Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW). He is involved in the CO-TECH(COST-14) project and has edited two books on CSCW. He is a delegate to ISO/IEC JTC1/SC 18/WG 4 Messaging in the area of group communications.

Tim Berners-Lee ( has a background in text processing, real-time software, and communications. He developed his first hypertext system, "Enquire," in 1980 for his own use and he started the World-Wide Web initiative in 1989. He may be reached at CERN, 1211 Geneva 23, Switzerland, telephone +41 22 767 3755, or +41 22 767 7155 for fax.

John Carlo Bertot ( is a doctoral candidate at the School of Information Studies, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY. During 1982-1993, he served as research associated for a study funded by the U.S. Congress, Office of Technology Assessment which concluded with a report Federal Information Policy and the Management for Electronic Services delivery. He also was a research associated from 1991 to 1992 for a national study of information technology management in county government which resulted in the book Managing Information Technology: Transforming County Governments in the 1990s. Prior to his work at Syracuse University, Bertot spent four years managing the Office of Automation Training and Support Division for the New York State Assembly, Office Automation and Data Processing Department.

Eric Bina ( is with the Software Development Group at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications in Champaign, IL.

Ann P. Bishop ( is an assistant professor in the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She earned her M.L.S. from Syracuse University's School of Information Studies, where she is currently completing her Ph.D. in information transfer. Bishop's current investigation of the use of electronic networks by engineers is being undertaken as part of the NASA/DoD Aerospace Knowledge Diffusion Research Project. Correspondence: Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 426 David Kinley Hall, 1407 West Gregory Drive, Urbana, IL 61801.

Diane Bradley ( has been a social sciences reference librarian and bibliographer at Auburn for five years. She was previously a documents librarian for nine years. She received her M.S.L.S. degree from the University of Tennessee. Her research interests include government information policy and the uses of the Internet in the provision of reference service.

George H. Brett II ( is Director, Clearinghouse for Networked Information Discovery and Retrieval at the Center for Communications at MCNC, P.O. Box 12889, 3021 Cornwallis Road, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709-2889. Brett has been working on issues of networked information resources with the EDUCOM Educational Uses of Information Technologies (EUIT) and with the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI). He was a Citizen Delegate from North Carolina to the Second White House Conference on Libraries and Information Services. Brett is working toward his doctoral degree at the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is also working toward eclipsing the rollerblading expertise and wardrobes of his two daughters (who had, after all, a head start).

Harry Bruce ( is in the School of InformationStudies at the University of Technology, Sydney: P.O. Box 222, Lindfield, N.S.W., 2070, Australia. He is the Graduate Coordinator for the Graduate Diploma in Information Studies and the Graduate Diploma in Information (Teacher/Librarianship) offered by this School. Harry's teaching areas are computer information technology and information and document retrieval. His primary research interests center on human factors in information and communication technology.

Adrian Bullock ( received his BSc. in Mathematics and Computer Science from Nottingham University in 1990. Since then he has worked as a researcher within the Communications Research Group at Nottingham on the Grace project. His interests include computer security and CSCW, and he is working toward a Ph.D. in these areas.

Mark Burge received his B.A. in computer science from Ohio Wesleyan University in 1991 and is pursuing a Master's degree in computing science from The Ohio State University. Research interests include machine vision, image understanding, and automated document analysis. Currently he is research assistant for the OCLC Office of Research (

Robert Cailliau ( has been interested in document production since 1975 and is a long-time user of Hypercard. He ran CERN's Office Computing Systems group from 1987 to 1989 and joined Tim Berners-Lee in 1990 to start the World-Wide Web. He may be reached at CERN, 1211 Geneva 23, Switzerland, telephone +41 22 767 3755, or +41 22 767 7155 for fax.

Brian E. Carpenter has led the CERN Communications Systems Group since 1985, following ten years in process control software at CERN, interrupted by three years teaching computer science at Massey University in New Zealand. He holds a Cambridge degree in physics and a Ph.D. in computer science form Manchester, and is an M.I.E.E. Address: CERN, CH-1211 Geneva 23, Switzerland (

Richard Civille ( is the Director of the Washington, DC, Office for the Center for Civic Networking (P.O. Box 65272 Washington, DC 20035), which promotes public interest communication policies and brings together people working on different grassroots telecommunications initiatives to learn from each other and organize politically. Civille is a graduate of the University of California at Santa Cruz with a ten-year background in public interest telecommunications and non-profit information management. He recently completed a report for the Office of Technology Assessment on the delivery of federal services using information technology. He is a board member of CapAccess, the community networking organization in Washington, DC, and also serves as the Director of Information Services at the Center for Budget Policy Priorities.

Gordon Cook ( is president of COOK Network Consultants and editor publisher of the COOK Report on Internet -> NREN, a monthly "investigative" newsletter of the politics and policy behind the commercialization and privatization of the network and the building of a national information infrastructure. Trained as a Ph.D. Russian historian and as a librarian, Cook has worked in the computer industry for a decade, first as a technical writer and then as Science Editor at the John von Neumann National Supercomputer Center. In September of 1990 he began an 18-month long appointment as director of an assessment of the NREN at the United States Congress Office of Technology Assessment. For COOK Report subscription information the author may be reached at (609) 882-2572 or 431 Greenway Ave., Ewing, NJ 08618.

Steven R. Corman ( is an associate professor in the Department of Communication, Box 871205, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, 85287-1205. He is also director of the Public Communication Technology Project at ASU, which maintains the services for members of the Arizona congressional delegation and the Phoenix district office of the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Marian L. Dalton is a MS candidate at Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science, focusing on the uses of automation in libraries. She is also an advisory systems engineer for IBM in Portland, Maine, and has been with the company for seventeen years. Dalton can be reached at IBM, 3 Canal Plaza, Portland, ME 04112. Tel: (207) 871-9610.

Franklin Davis ( is a project manager in the Advanced Information Systems Group at Thinking Machines Corporation. He developed software to handle huge databases on the massively parallel Connection Machine Document Retrieval System.

Peter Deutsch ( Computing Centre, McGill University, Room 200, Burnside Hall, 805 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3A 2K6, is one of the architects of the Archie system and also President of Bunyip Information Systems, a company formed by the creators of Archie to develop follow-on versions of the service. He is also co-chair (with Archie co-designer Alan Emtage) of the Internet Anonymous FTP Archives Working Group of the Internet Engineering Task Force and one of the organizers of "the Archie group," a collection of volunteers working to expand and improve the Archie project.

Ted Diamond ( is a doctoral student in Syracuse University's School of Information Studies. His primary research interests are in information retrieval, natural language processing, and artificial intelligence, but he has an enduring interest in civic issues pertaining to the NII.

Bruce C. Dietlein ( is a general manager of new business development at AT&T Consumer Services, where he is responsible for identifying, evaluating, planning, and implementing new consumer services. He led the effort to evaluate potential opportunities for AT&T in the electronic publishing industry. His twenty year career with AT&T has included diverse assignments, including Bell Laboratories, venture analysis, finance, and international new business development for both the consumer and business markets. He holds an M.S. degree from Columbia University.

Martin Dillon received his Ph.D. in English from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1967. His research interests include information retrieval, automatic indexing, electronic publishing, and the impact of technology on library services. Currently, he is director of the Office of Research, OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc., 6565 Frantz Road, Dublin, OH 43017-3395 (

Ronald D. Doctor ( is an Associate Professor in the School of Library and Information Studies at the University of Alabama, 536 Main Library, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487. He has Bachelor's, Master's, and Ph.D. degrees in engineering from UCLA, as well as an MLS from the University of Washington's School of Library and Information Science. His current areas of research deal with information technology and society, and community information systems. He coordinated and chaired a thirty-five-speaker, eight-session program, Information Democracy: Creating an Agenda for Action, at the 1992 annual meeting of the American Society for Information Science (ASIS).

Denise Duncan ( is a Research Fellow at the Logistics Management Institute, 6400 Goldsboro Road, Bethesda, MD 20817, specializing in requirements analysis in complex user environments. She received her B.S. in Information Systems Management from the University of Maryland and is earning an M.S. in Information Systems from George Mason University. Her research interests include object-oriented analysis and design, human-machine interfaces and technology transfer.

Gordon Dyer (GC_DYER@VAX.ACS.OPEN.AC.UK) is a senior lecturer in the Faculty of Technology, Open University, East Anglian Region, 12 Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 1PF, United Kingdom. He has held several appointments within the OU on secondment, including director of the Centre for Continuing Education and for the last six years, deputy director of the East Anglian Region. He is an Honours Graduate of the OU and Fellow of the Royal Institute of Navigation. Prior to joining the OU in 1978, he served in the Royal Air Force for twenty-six years.

Susan Estrada ( is the executive director of the California Education and Research Federation Network. CERFnet, PO Box 85608, San Diego, CA 92186-9784. CERFnet connects over 150 academic and commercial inst itutions to the Internet via the NSFnet through both direct and dial-up connections. CERFnet is responsible for operations, engineering, marketing, and sales of its connections. Ms. Estrada is also president of the Commercial Internet Exchange (CIX), pa st vice-president of the Federation of American Research Networks (FARNET), and a former member of the NSF Division of Networking and Communications Research and Infrastructure Advisory Panel. She also serves on the Editorial Board for Internet Resear ch.

Geoffrey Fox ( is Director of NPAC. He is an internationally recognized authority of parallel software development and application of HPCC technologies to industry. Fox led a major interdisciplinary project (the Caltech Concurrent Computation Program - C3P) from 1983 to 1990, which integrated Caltech faculty and students from many different fields with Jet Propulsion Laboratory engineers. The Project is generally viewed as very successful. It is credited with developing some of the first important applications and systems software for parallel computers, and it directly led to the creation of the ACTION and the InfoMall programs at NPAC.

Janet Frederick ( has been a Government Documents Librarian at Auburn University for two years. She was previously head of Bibliographic Database Management at the University of New Mexico General Library. She received her M.S.L.S. from the University of Illinois. Her research interests include the use of automation in libraries in both technical and reference applications.

Curtis Generous ( is the President of UUcom, Inc., 9309 Craig Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22309-3060. He received his B.S. from the University of California in 1981, and continued his graduate work at Loyola College in Electrical Engineering. He has been involved with Intelligent Gateway Processor (IGP) technology for eight years, having worked at Lawrence Livermore Labs, and at various DoD agencies where he has worked on several implementations of IGP systems.

Charles E. Grantham received his PhD in sociology from the University of Maryland in 1980. His current research centers on the impact of new technologies on organizational structure. Currently, he is the director of the Institute for the Study of Distributed Work at the University of San Francisco, 2130 Fulton St., San Francisco, CA 94117-1080.

Raul Goulet (RGOUET@UCHCECVM) is Professor of Probability and Statistics at the Department of Mathematical Engineering at the University of Chile, Santa Lucia 240, in Santiago. He is active in the activities of the Chilean network and, together with Professor Ruth, is developing plans for extending the methodology described in this study to other research disciplines and other nations.

Jean-Francois Groff ( graduated from the French National Institute of Telecommunications and came to CERN after working for Intelsat. As a strong believer in the future of networked hypertext, he joined the World-Wide Web team in 1991. He may be reached at CERN, 1211 Geneva 23, Switzerland, telephone +41 22 767 3755, or +41 22 767 7155 for fax.

Sarah Haining ( and Michael Persick ( are graduate students who were enrolled in Ryan's Social Context of Information course spring semester 1994 at Syracuse University's School of Information Studies.

Clare Hart is Special Projects Manager for Dow Jones Information Services' Advanced Systems Group, 5918 Red Coat Lane, West Bloomfield, MI 48322. She was responsible for relations between Dow Jones and software developers known as Alliance Developers. Ms. Hart received a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Computer Systems Management from Drexel University.

Michael S. Hart ( of Illinois Benedictine College, is the executive director of Project Gutenberg, which has provided free, Plain Vanilla ASCII Etext files to the networks since 1971.

Paul Harvey ( gained a Joint Honours degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of Nottingham in 1990. He has particular interests in object-oriented graphical user interfaces and their application to distributed and collaborative systems. He is currently studying for a Ph.D. in the above areas and has worked on the Grace project.

Donald T. Hawkins (, distinguished member of technical staff at AT&T Bell Laboratories, has held a variety of technical and supervisory positions in his twenty-year career at AT&T Bell Laboratories and is now affiliated with the AT&T Architecture Area at Bell Laboratories. He is the author of over 100 publications and currently edits the "TechnoTrends" column appearing regularly in ONLINE. In 1986, he won the Bell Laboratories Distinguished Member of Technical Staff award for his pioneering work in bringing online retrieval and end-user searching into AT&T Bell Laboratories, and in 1988, he won the prestigious UMI/Data Courier Award for excellence in published online papers. He received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1971. Send all correspondence to Don Hawkins, 400 Artrium Drive, Somerset, NJ 08873.

John L. Hawkins ( is Assistant Director of CICNet, Inc. 2901 Hubbard, Ann Arbor, MI 48015.

Carol A. Hert ( is currently a lecturer at the School of Library and Information Science at Indiana University where she teaches in the areas of Information Networking, Technology Standardization and Library Automation. She is completing her Ph.D. at the School of Information Studies at Syracuse University. Her research interests include user behavior on information systems, training, and the impacts of technology on organizations. She can be reached at the School of Library and Information Science, Main Library 011, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405.

Bradford W. Hesse received his PhD in psychology at the University of Utah in 1988. His research focuses on the psychological and organizational impact of information systems, electronic networking, and decision-support technologies. Currently, he is the co-director of the Center for Research on Technology at the American Institutes for Research, PO Box 1113, Palo Alto, CA 94032. Email:

Carol Hickey received her M.L.S. degree from the State University of New York at Geneseo in 1970. Her interests include Internet resources and interlibrary loan. Currently she is research associate for the OCLC Office of Research (

Julia Hill ( graduated in pure mathematics from the University of Edinburgh in 1965. After some years in data processing, she joined Heriot-Watt University in 1979 as a systems programmer. Her present post is Network Services Manager for the University, with responsibility for planning and maintenance of all campus networks. She joined the UK X.500 academic pilot group at the outset, and leads negotiations with the UK Data Protection Office for the group. Mrs. J. M. Hill can be reached at Computing Services, Heriot-Watt University, Riccarton, Edinburgh EH14 4AS Scotland. Telephone: +44314513267.

Howidy Howidy ( gained an Honours degree in Computer and Automatic Control Engineering from Ain-Shams University, Egypt, and an M.S. in Information Systems from the University of Wales in 1988. He is currently studying for a Ph.D. in the area of inter-linked network servers.

David R. Hughes ( graduated from, and taught at, West Point. He is a retired Army Colonel, who has been involved with grassroots community and educational telecommunications since 1979. He taught the first online courses for college credit in the U.S. in 1983. He technically designed and mentored the Big Sky Telegraph and the Montana state METNET network. He is an acknowledged pioneer in linking hetrogeneous networks, technical standards, and new pedagogic methods for distance learning.

Judy F. Hunter ( is Special Projects Manager for the NASA STI Program, NASA Headquarters, Code JTT, Washington, D.C. 20546. She has overall responsibility for systems modernization, including re-engineering operational processes, new projects such as the NAM, and planning for the migration between legacy and new systems. She has a B.S. in Computer Information Systems.

Robert Alun Jones ( is Professor of Sociology, History and Religious Studies at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. He is also Director of the Advanced Information Technologies Laboratory, a joint project of the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), the Program for the Study of Cultural Values and Ethics (CVE), and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS). Readers are advised that he is not a social scientist, but rather an historian of social and religious ideas, and all human subjects on whom he has done research are deceased - some of them long ago.

Eugene J. Joseph (, a member of technical staff at AT&T Bell Laboratories, has been involved with computer engineering and software development throughout his eighteen year career. He has been a project leader at AT&T Information Systems Laboratories and AT&T Consumer Products Laboratories computer centers, with responsibility for identifying enhanced computer services and networks, And has taught courses on the Unix operating system. His B.S. degree is from Monmouth College in West Long Branch, New Jersey.

Erik Jul received his M.A. in Classics from The Ohio State University in 1982. His interests include Internet resources and electronic publishing. Currently he is communications manager for the OCLC Office of Research (

Brewster Kahle ( is Project Leader for Wide Area Information Servers at Thinking Machines Corporation, 245 First Street, Cambridge, MA 02142. He has been with the company since 1983 when the company was founded. He was architect of the CPU of the Connection Machine Model 2 and led the design of the custom chips for the machine.

Geradine M. Kaman is an information management consultant for Agricultural Education & Consulting, in Savoy, IL. She previously worked as a systems analyst integrating new technologies in information and accounting systems. She received her M.S. in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She can be contacted through the Graduate School of Library and Information Science, 410 David Kinley Hall, University of Illinois, 1407 W. Gregory Drive, Urbana, IL 61801.

Mitchell Kapor ( is Chairman of the Board and Daniel J. Weitzner ( is Senior Staff Counsel, Electronic Frontier Foundation, 666 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, Suite 303, Washington, D.C. 20003.

Frank Kappe ( received both M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the Graz University of Technology. He is now director of the "Hypermedia and Graphics" research group at the Institutes for Information Processing and Computer Based New Media (IICM), Graz University of Technology, Schiessstattgasse 4a, 8010 Graz, Austria. As such, he is responsible for the development of the Hyper-G hypermedia system.

Wayne P. Kelley, Jr. was named Superintendent of Documents of the Government Printing Office (GPO), April 15, 1991 by the Public Printer of the United States, Robert W. Houk. Kelley is the former publisher of Congressional Quarterly and a journalist with more than thirty years of newspaper and magazine experience. As Superintendent of Documents, Kelley oversees an operation that distributes some 27 million publications annually to the 1,400 depository libraries. His mailing address is Superintendent of Documents, Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C., 20401.

John M. Kennedy ( is a principal investigator of the NASA/DoD Aerospace Knowledge Diffusion Research Project and director of the Indiana University Center for Survey Research. He received his Ph.D. degree in sociology from the Pennsylvania State University. Correspondence: Center for Survey Research, Indiana University, 1022 East Third Street, Bloomington, IN 47405.

Jack Kessler ( has academic degrees in philosophy, law and library and information studies, and has pursued these and other subjects at Yale, Oxford, and the University of California. Currently, he works as a networked information consultant and has just concluded an one-year study in France of the French Minitel and of foreign library applications of the United States Internet. His ambition is life is never to take another airplane trip.

Diane K. Kovacs is an editor/moderator of the e-conferences,, and the e-journal She recieved her MSLIS from the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1989. She is an instructor, reference librarian, for the Humanities at Kent State University Libraries and Media Services, Reference Office, Kent, OH, 44242 ( or dkovacs@kentvms).

Michael J. Kovacs is a technical advisor to the e-conferences and, and the e-journal, and is studying math/computer science at Kent State University. He is the Apple Macintosh specialist/network manager for the Instructional Computing Department of Audio Visual Services of the Kent State University Libraries and Media Services, 153 Library, Kent State University, Kent, OH, 44242 ( or

Joseph J. Lazzaro ( is project director for the Adaptive Technology Program at the Massachusetts Commission for the Blind, 88 Kingston Street, Boston, MA 02111. Phone: (617) 727-5550, ext. 4305. Lazzaro is also a freelance author, with publications in Byte, Computer Shopper, The New York Times, LAN Technology,Time Life,PC World, andWindows.

Clifford A. Lynch (BITNET: CALUR@UCCMVSA) is the director of the Division of Library Automation at the University of California (UC) Office of the President, where he is responsible for the MELVYL information system, one of the largest public access information retrieval systems in existence, as well as the computer internetwork linking the nine UC campuses. (MELVYL is the registered trademark of the Regents of the University of California). Dr. Lynch has been at the University of California in various positions since 1979. He has also been involved in a wide variety of research and development efforts in the application of advanced technologies to information management and delivery, including work with computer networking, information servers, database management systems, and imaging technologies. He received his PhD in computer science from the University of California at Berkeley. He participates in several standards activities [including the Standards Development Committee of the National Standards Information Organization (NISO)], is principal investigator of various research grants, and is the author of several books and over fifty published papers. Dr. Lynch can be reached at Division of Library Automation, Information Systems and Administrative Services, University of California Office of the President, 300 Lakeside Drive, 8th floor, Oakland, CA 94612-3550.

Dennis MacKinnon ( is managing consultant with Software Kinetics Ltd., 65 Iber Road, Stittsville, Ontario, Canada. He is a professional engineer with many years experience in developing and applying communications standards, particularly in the area of library networking.

Joel H. Maloff holds a bachelor's degree in mass communications from Towson State University. As vice president of client services for ANS, he is responsible for the company's marketing and marketing support programs. Most of his career has involved the marketing and strategic planning for data networking and telecommunications services; he has served as director of marketing for National Telecommunications Network and executive director of CICNet. He is a past vice-preside nt of the Federation of American Research Networks and he served as president, vendor advisory council, for the Society of Telecommunications Consultants. He has written numerous articles on the development of the NREN and commercialization of the Intern et. ANS, ITI Building G-1, 2901 Hubbard Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48105; Phone (313) 663-7610; Internet:

R. William Maule ( is Associate Professor and Director of the Information Systems Management program at the University of San Francisco, College of Professional Studies, 2130 Fulton Street, San Francisco, CA 94117. Phone: (415) 666-2130. He teaches courses in information systems management and telecommunications for midcareer information service and network professionals at northern California's high-technology corporations. He received his Ph.D. in 1987 from the University of Florida.

Charles R. McClure ( is Distinguished Professor of Information Studies at Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY. He teaches courses in the areas of information resources management and federal information policy. During the Fall 1993, he served as Distinguished Researcher at the National Commission on Libraries and Information Science. His most recent book is Libraries and the Internet/NREN: Perspectives, Issues, and Opportunities (Westport, CT: Mecklermedia, 1994). He is a co-editor of the Internet Research Journal.

Kim Mills ( is Associate Director of the Northeast Parallel Architectures enter (NPAC), 11 College Place, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY 13244-4100. He is project leader for several application development projects including a NASA HPCC Grand Challenge problem in data assimilation, a regional-scale acid deposition modeling project funded by IBM Environmental Grant program, severe storm weather modeling with the National Science Foundation S & T Center at the University of Oklahoma, and financial modeling with IBM. As part of InfoMall, he leads the InfoTech program which is designed to gather, evaluate, and certify HPCC technologies for use by InfoMall partners.

William E. Moen is a doctoral student and research associate at the School of Information Studies, Syracuse University ( He has co-authored, with McClure and Ryan, the report Public Libraries and the Internet /NREN: New Challenges, New Opportunities (Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University, 1992). His research interests include information policy, information technology standards, and classification issues in networked information resources.

Marita Moll ( is the coordinator of information services for the Canadian Teachers' Federation. She has written a number of articles for the Canadian teacher press regarding the use of electronic resources in the K-12 environment. She is a member of the National SchoolNet Advisory Board, and is an active supporter of the National Capital FreeNet and community networks in general.

R. Kathleen Molz ( is currently a professor of public affairs in the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University.

Harry Morris ( is a scientist on the Wide Area Information Servers (WAIS) project team, at Thinking Machines Corporation. He developed the WAIStation (the Macintosh Interface for WAIS), the Z39.50 library, and the disk-based Connection Machine search engine.

Terry Morrow has been working in the U.K. academic computing environment since 1976. He is currently marketing and training manager for Bath Information and Data Services (BIDS), and in this role has published several articles and given numerous presentations. Through his interest in computer graphics, he is also a member of the Eurographics Executive Board and Executive Committee, and a founder member of the Eurographics U.K. Chapter Committee. His current address is Bath University Computing Services (BIDS), Claverton Down, BATH BA2 7AY, U.K.. Email: T.M.MORROW@BATH.AC.UK.

B. Clifford Neuman is a computer scientist at the Information Sciences Institute of the University of Southern California. Neuman may be reached at USC/ISI, 4676 Admiralty Way, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292-6695, USA. Telephone +1 (310) 822-1511, email

Gregory B. Newby ( is an Assistant Professor in the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 501 East Daniel, Champaign, IL, 61820; phone: (217) 333-3280; fax: (217) 244-3302. He has been an active computer networker for almost a decade. Newby has taught a course on information networking for the past four years, in addition to courses on information technology and computer applications. Newby runs mailing lists, a MUD, and BBSs. His research areas include information retrieval, human-computer interaction, networking instruction, and virtual reality.

Michael S. Nilan ( is an Associate Professor in the School of Information Studies at Syracuse University. His research is in developing empirical methods for constructing dynamic cognitive, user-based models of human decision making and problem solving that serve as requirements specifications for information system design. He taught mass communication research at the School of Communication, Information, and Library Studies at Rutgers University for three years before joining the faculty at Syracuse University in 1986. His current work is in developing knowledge engineering methods and subsequent knowledge representations for large-scale, distributed multimedia and virtual reality information systems for use in complex and volatile information environments. Dr. Nilan received his Ph.D. in Cognitive Behavior from the School of Communications at the University of Washington in Seattle. He is the author of a wide range of conceptual and methodological articles in the fields of informat ion science and communication.

Robert L. Oakley is the director of the Law Library and a professor of law at the Georgetown University Law Center, where he has been for several years. Oakley is interested in many public information policy issues, and represents the American Association of Law Libraries on such matters in Washington, D.C. He is a frequent speaker on information policy issues at professional meetings and has written extensively on these topics. Oakley may be reached at Georgetown University Law Center, 111 G. St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001. Email (bitnet): ROAKLEY@GUVAX.

Frank Odasz ( is originally from Cody, Wyoming, and graduated with a B.A. in Psychology from the University of California, Davis in 1974. Having served a decade as a Wyoming oil field roughneck, independent carpenter, and dude ranch manager, Odasz received an M.S. in Instructional Technology from the University of Wyoming in 1984. He has been an Assistant Professor of computer education at Western Montana College since 1985. Big Sky Telegraph is a successful rural network -- founded by Odasz and friends on grant funds from the M.J. Murdoch Charitable Trust and U.S. West -- that went online January 1, 1988.

Robin Palmer ( is a Senior Manager at Peat Marwick, 50 W. San Fernando Street, Suite 1200, San Jose, CA 95113, responsible for managing the systems integration microcomputer consulting group in San Jose. He has extensive audit and systems consulting experience for small, medium, and large high technology and manufacturing companies. He has a Bachelor of Accounting, from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Gerald Pani ( received an M.S. from the Graz University of Technology. As a specialist in object-oriented databases, he is implementing the distributed link server of Hyper-G. He can be reached at the same mail address as Frank Kappe.

Henry H. Perritt, Jr. ( is Professor of Law at Villanova Law School, Villanova, PA 19085. Phone: (215) 519-7078; Fax: (215) 896-1723. He is a member of the bar of Virginia, Pennsylvania, the District of Columbia, Maryland, and the United States Supreme Court. He served on President Clinton's transition team working on telecommunications issues, and presently is assisting the President's Office of Management and Budget develop strategies for federal information policy. He has an engineering degree from MIT, a law degree from Georgetown, and is the author of numerous books and articles on law and technology and labor and employment.

Paul Evan Peters ( is the Executive Director of the Coalition for Networked Information, 1 Dupont Circle, Washington, DC 20036. Phone: (202) 296-5098; Fax: (202) 872-0884. Mr. Peters currently serves on the American Library Association Council, on the advisory boards of the Princeton/Rutgers Center for Text in the Humanities, and on the National Information Infrastrcuture Campaign.

Bernd Pollermann ( has experience in managing large bases of information and is responsible for the index of CERN's computer center documentation, now included in the Web. He is also the editor of CERN's Computer Newsletter. He may be reached at CERN, 1211 Geneva 23, Switzerland, telephone +41 22 767 3755, or +41 22 767 7155 for fax.

Cecilia M. Preston is an independent information broker and a doctoral candidate at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Library and Information Studies, Berkeley, CA, 94720. She completed her BA from Glassboro State, NJ and her MLS from Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, and has worked in both academic and corporate libraries.

John S. Quarterman, Matrix Information and Directory Services, Inc., 1106 Clayton Lane, Suite 500W, Austin, TX 78723 ( is a partner in Texas Internet Consulting, which consults in networks and open systems, with particular emphasis on TCP/IP networks, UNIX systems and standards. He is author of the book, The Matrix: Computer Networks and Conferencing Systems Worldwide and co-author of The Design and Implementation of the 4.3BSD UNIX Operating System; UNIX, POSIX, and Open Systems: The Open Standards Puzzle; and Practical Internetworking with TCP/IP and UNIX. He is editor of Matrix News, a monthly newsletter about contextual issues crossing network, geographic, and political boundaries, and is Secretary of Matrix Information and Directory Services, Inc., of Austin.

Mary Lynn Rice-Lively ( is an information professional at the General Libraries of the University of Texas. She teaches an Internet course in the Graduate School of Library and Information Science, where she is a doctoral student.

Robert D. Rindfuss ( is a supervisor at AT&T Bell Laboratories. He has been affiliated with AT&T for twelve years and presently manages the development and operation of AT&T's public phones and information terminals. More recently, he has held technical and management positions in projects covering image management and messaging systems and facsimile, and electronic publishing. He is the author of an article on fax technology appearing in ONLINE. He received an MSEE degree from Purdue University in 1980.

Alice Robbin (Internet: ROBBIN@SSCB.SSC.WISC.EDU) is senior scientist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, associated with the Institute for Research on Poverty since 1984. She has written extensively on the data delivery system for social scientists; been principal investigator of various research grants; and was a finalist in the 1989 Computerworld/Smithsonian Institution Award for Innovative Use of Information Technology. She and a colleague in the Department of Mathematics are currently developing a prototype of an information system for geometry preprints and will evaluate the diffusion of scientific discovery through the electronic network. Dr. Robbin can be reached at the Institute for Research on Poverty, 3412 Social Science Building, University of Wisconsin, 1180 Observatory Drive, Madison, WI 53706.

Ken W. Rogers ( is the Director of Information Product Development at the Office of Business Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce, Room H4885, Washington, DC 20230; phone: (202) 482-0434. He is currently responsible for the design, implementation, and operation of new electronic information services for the dissemination and use of economic and social statistics. These services include the National Trade Data Bank and National Economic, Social, and Environmental Data Bank CD-ROMs and the Economic Bulletin Board (EBB), an online information service that is used to distribute in electronic form, current federal economic news and information. He was recently responsible for making the EBB accessible via the Internet. He serves on many Department of Commerce and interagency committees and organizations that focus on information dissemination issues.

Stephen R. Ruth (RUTH@GMUVAX.GMU.EDU) is Professor of Decision Sciences and director of the International Center for Applied Studies in Management Information Systems at George Mason University, Fairfax, VA 22030. He has conducted research on user-centered issues associated with network implementation in Central Europe and Africa, in addition to countries in Latin America. He manages several grants aimed at improving the utility of academic networks in Central Europe and South America.

Joe Ryan (, Resource Review Editor, is with Syracuse University, School of Information Studies, 4-206 Center for Science and Technology, Syracuse, NY 13244-4100, Phone: (315) 443-2911, Fax: (315) 443-5806.

Hossein Saiedian ( is currently an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. He received his Ph.D. in Computer and Information Sciences from Kansas State University in 1989. Dr. Saiedian has published over forty technical articles in computing sciences journals and proceedings, including articles in recent issues of Journal of Systems and Software, Journal of Software and Information Technology, Computer Security, Journal of Microcomputer Applications, Office Systems Research Journal, Journal of Computer Information Systems, and Journal of Computer Science Education. His recent research contributions have been accepted for publication in Computer Networks and ISDN Systems and IEEE Computer. Dr. Saiedian is a member of the ACM and is currently Chair of the ACM SIGICE (Special Interest Group in Individual Computing Environments).

Nancy Schiller ( is the Engineering Librarian at the State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY 14260. Her research has focused on the impact of networked computer and telecommunications technologies on academic libraries. She is author of The Emerging Virtual Research Library (ARL Spec Kit 186, 1992) and co-author of "Creating the Virtual Library: Strategic Issues" in The Virtual Library: Visions and Realities (Meckler, 1993).

Florian Schnabel (>) received an M.S. from the Graz University of Technology. He is now with the Computing and Information Services Center of that university, where he is coordinating the development and operation of a campus-wide information system on the basis of Hyper-G.

Michael F. Schwartz, ( is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Computer Science at the University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309-0430. His research relates to issues raised by international networks and distributed systems, with particular focus on resource discovery and network measurement. Schwartz chairs an Internet Research Task Force Research Group on Resource Discovery and Directory Service, and is on the editorial boards for IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking and for Internet Society News. Schwartz holds a B.S. in Mathematics-Computer Science from UCLA, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Washington.

Peter Scott ( is the Small-Systems Manager, University of Saskatchewan Libraries, Canada. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the Middlesex Polytechnic, England, in 1973. He has held many positions in the British book trade and various libraries. His major professional pursuits include teaching users how to access Internet resources and designing hypertext utilities. Scott may be reached at the University of Saskatchewan Libraries, College Drive, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, 27N 0W0; (306) 966-5920.

Alan Shepherd ( received his B.S. in Mathematics and Computer Science from Nottingham University in 1988. He worked in the Communications Research Group for three years and has recently joined X-Tel Services Ltd., a software support company specialising in OSI products. His interests include object-oriented programming and design and the Ontos object-oriented DBMS.

Bernie Sloan ( is Director of the Illinois Library Computer Systems Office at the University of Illinois, 502 East John Street, Suite 205, Champaign, IL 61820.

Frank J. Smith ( is manager, implementation engineering at AT&T Network Service Division. He began his twenty-five year career with AT&T as a communications technician. Subsequently, he played a key role in developing a corporate network equipment engineering system at AT&T's Kansas City, Missouri, facility and was promoted to AT&T headquarters in New Jersey where he became a project manager for Consumer Communications Services.

Hugh Smith ( received an M.S. and B.Sc. in Ergonomics and Cybernetics from the University of Loughborough, and a Ph.D. from the Computer Science Department of the University of Nottingham, where he is presently a reader in the Department of Computer Science. Previously he has been involved as European chairman of International Federation for Information Processing, Working Group 6.5, the organisation which developed the messaging model underlying X.400. His interests include user interface design, computer-supported cooperative work and object-oriented prototyping systems.

Roy Tennant is the Public Service Automated Systems Coordinator at the University of California - Berkeley Library. He obtained a MLIS from Berkeley in 1986 and a BA in geography from Humboldt State University in 1985. He can be reached at The Library, 130 Doe, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720, or electronically at or rtennant@ucblibra.bitnet.

Kevin Tiene ( is a computer scientist in the Advanced Technology Group at Apple Computer, Inc., 20525 Mariani Blvd., Cupertino, CA 95014. He has been doing research and prototyping involving information retrieval, autonomous agents, and human interface. He received his computer science degree from George Mason University.

Dennis W. Viehland ( is Senior Lecturer in Information Systems at Massey University in Palmerston North, New Zealand. He is the author of "A Resource Guide to Listservers, BITNET, Internet and Usenet" and is a long-time advocate of using electronic discussion groups to enhance professional communication. Dr. Viehland can be reached at (06) 356-9099 (voice); (06) 350-5611 (fax).

R. Taylor Walsh ( or (twalsh@, 2704 Harmon Road, Silver Spring, MD 20902, is the acting Executive Director of the National Capital Area Public Access Network, CapAccess. He has been involved in the development of online services in business, consumer, and public sectors since 1981. He was a consulting analyst for the U.S. Office of Technology Assessment's study of the NREN in 1991. He is also principal of Washington Information Services Corp., Washington, DC, a consulting and infrastructure design firm. In March of this year, GTC Communications, Sacramento, published Walsh's report "New Commerce: Opportunities and Trends on the Emerging National Public Network."

Fred W. Weingarten is Executive Director of the Computing Research Association, 1875 Connecticut Avenue, Suite 718, Washington, D.C. 20009. Prior to that, he served as Manager of the Communication and Information Technologies Program for the congressional Office of Technology Assessment and as a program director for the National Science Foundation. He received a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering from the California Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. in applied mathematics from Oregon State University. E-mail:

Allan H. Weis is president and CEO of Advanced Network & Services, Inc. He holds a degree in electrical engineering from the University of Kansas and a master's degree in management from MIT's Sloan School of Management. Prior to joining ANS, he was employed by IBM for 30 years; in his last position, he had worldwide responsibility for the strategy, development, and technical support of IBM's large systems for numerically intensive computing. He has served on many committees and boards that have dealt with issues in high-speed networking, including the EDUCOM Networking and Telecommunications Task Force, the OTA Congressional Committee on Information Technology, and the NSFNET Executive Committee. ANS, 100 Clearbrook Road, E lmsford, NY 10523; (914) 789-5300; Internet:

Joseph A. Wiencko, Jr., P.E., ( has worked in networked communications systems for over ten years. Most recently, as manager of Advanced Networks in the Information Systems group at Virginia Tech, he articulated the vision of the Blacksburg Electronic Village, and as project manager, is working with members of the core partnership to proceed toward implementation. Previously, as associate director of the Fiber & Electro-Optics Research Center at Virginia Tech, he worked with students on a number of innovative fiber optic networking projects. As manager of advanced programs at FiberCom, he designed and managed the development of fiber optic-based communication network systems in close coordination with users. At General Electric, he managed the introduction of network-based automation systems for heavy industry. He has taught and consulted extensively in the area of networked communications systems.

David O. Williams graduated in physics at Cambridge University where he also gained a Diploma in Computer Science in 1966. He has worked for the European Laboratory for Particle Physics (CERN) in Geneva for many years; currently he is the head of CERN's Computing and Networks Division. He is a Fellow of the British Computing Society. Address: CERN, CH-1211 Geneva 23, Switzerland (

Shawn Yerxa ( is a Carleton University student working on a combined honours degree (mass communication and political science). He is concerned with some of the current directions in communication policy and regulation in Canada and is also interested in the further development and widespread use of computer-mediated communication, an interest that arises from a belief that it can serve as an important tool in democratizing politics.

Johan Zeeman ( is communications consultant with Software Kinetics Ltd. His career interests have ranged from rare books cataloging to library automation, in both Canada and Great Britain. Both MacKinnon and Zeeman are currently heavily involved in developing a new integrated bibliographic system for the National Library of Canada.

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