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The People of the Open Source Research Team

Andre Burton

OSRT Projects and Papers

Andre Burton is a Ph.D student in the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Among his teaching and research activities, Andre is responsible for implementing open source tools and standards to improve the search and retrieval of documents/collections at ibiblio. He hopes to package these edited or newly created tools and distribute them to the open source community.

Miles Efron

OSRT Projects and Papers

Miles Efron is a recent graduate of the doctoral program in Information Science at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. His research focuses on information retrieval, specifically empirical methods for concept extraction in automatic text indexing. With the OSRT he has helped develop the Open Source Metadata Framework, a metadata standard that will improve classification and resource discovery within the archives of the Linux Documentation Project and in other open source projects.

Jane Greenberg

OSRT Projects and Papers

Jane Greenberg is an Assistant Professor in the School of Information Systems and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her research interests focus on lexical-semantic relationships, metadata, and classification problems involving archival/records management systems, bibliographic databases, and full-text systems in the digital environment. She was the metadata coordinator for the Pennsylvania Educational Network-Digital Object Repository (PEN-DOR) project, which was part of the Link-2-Learn initiative to connect Pennsylvania schools statewide through a shared digital library of educational resources and lesson plans.

Paul Jones

OSRT Projects and Papers

Although often mistaken for other unreconstructed relics of the failed social policies of the Sixties, Paul Jones is the Director of ibiblio, the public's library and digital archive, a large contributor-run digital library. Paul teaches on the faculties of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication and the School of Information and Library Science. He can be found many places on the Internet. He was the original manager of SunSITE.unc.edu, one of the first WWW sites in North America and is co-author of The Web Server Book (Ventana, 1995) (reissued in February 1997 as The Unix Web Server Book: Tools and Techniques for Building Your Own Internet Information Site by Ventana Communications Group), as well as an actively publishing poet. Take a look at his vitae for more information.

Butch Lazorchak

OSRT Projects and Papers

Butch Lazorchak is a masters candidate in the School of Library and Information Science at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. His research interests include digital asset management systems, metadata, digital archiving and open source economics.

Greg Newby

OSRT Projects and Papers

From 1997 to 2003, Gregory B. Newby was an Assistant Professor in the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. In May of 2003, Dr. Newby joined the staff of the Arctic Region Supercomputing Center at the University of Alaska Fairbanks as a research faculty member. His work there continues to include emphasis on information retrieval and access, especially information retrieval on the computational grid (GridIR). Since 1991, Newby has worked with Project Gutenberg to create and distribute free electronic eBooks. In 2001, he took on the volunteer role as CEO of the Project Gutenberg Literary Archive Foundation.

John Reuning

OSRT Projects and Papers

John Reuning is a systems administrator at ibiblio. He is currently working on the Osprey project.

Donald Sizemore

OSRT Projects and Papers

Donald Sizemore is a former systems administrator with ibiblio. His research interests include Solaris and Linux systems administration . server and workstation installation, configuration, maintenance and security. In August 2003 he took a position with North Carolina State University.

Fred Stutzman

OSRT Projects and Papers

Fred Stutzman is a founder of claimID, the evangelist and project manager of Lyceum, and a Ph.D. student at the School of Information and Library Science at UNC-Chapel Hill. His research interests involve social software and networks, personal identity management, information retrieval and knowledge discovery.

Former members of the Open Source Research Team

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