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Gregory B. Newby

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 in Chapel Hill. His research interests there focused on information retrieval, information space, human-computer interaction, and impacts of new electronic media.
Effective May 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.


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Open Source Software Development and Lotka's Law: Bibliometric Patterns in Programming This research applies Lotka's Law to metadata on open source software development. Lotka's Law predicts the proportion of authors at different levels of productivity. Open source software development harnesses the creativity of thousands of programmers worldwide, is important to the progress of the Internet and many other computing environments, and yet has not been widely researched.


Dr. Gregory B. Newby, Research Faculty, Arctic Region Supercomputing Center
University of Alaska Fairbanks. PO Box 756020, Fairbanks, AK 99775

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