Reinhard Altenhöner is a Deputy General Director of the State Library Berlin / Prussian Heritage. His responsibilities involve data management, digital archiving and strategic process management. Until 2015 he was responsible for the department of Information Infrastructure and Preservation in the Deutsche Nationalbibliothek (DNB), the National Library of Germany. Based on his experiences in former positions in Bonn, Münster and Mainz, he has expertise in IT-infrastructure, digital library services, preservation topics, data governance, project and strategy development and organizational restructuring. Of special interest to him are standardisation, data / data-interoperability, and semantic technologies. He is a member of different boards and scientific steering committees. He periodically publishes on different topics in the library and information science field. He is a member of the IFLA Preservation and Conservation Standing Committee.
Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Ph.D., is a Senior Research Scientist and Director of User Research at OCLC Research. She is the President of the Association of Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T) and was the Chair of the American Library Association (ALA) Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Value of Academic Libraries Commitee. She leads OCLC Research in the digital visitors and residents project and currently is the co-principal investigator of an IMLS-funded project with the University of Florida and Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, to investigate how late primary, secondary, and community college STEM students judge credibility of digital resources in absence of human sources. Dr. Connaway is the co-author of the 4th and 5th editions of Basic Research Methods for Librarians and of the 6th edition, titled Research Methods in Library and Information Science. To find out more about Dr. Connaway, visit http://www.oclc.org/research/people/connaway.html.
Sarah L. Shreeves is the Associate Dean for Digital Strategies at the University of Miami Libraries. She provide leadership and direction for the UML digital infrastructure and technology planning. This includes overseeing the Libraries’ digital production program and infrastructure development for the Libraries’ content management systems and repositories, providing leadership within the Libraries and the University on the creation and curation of digital objects for learning and research, and ensuring a robust technical infrastructure to support a wide range of digital scholarship and scholarly publishing.
Previous to her current position, she was the Coordinator for the Illinois Digital Environment for Access to Learning and Scholarship (IDEALS) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She currently serves on the Open Repositories Steering Committee, the Digital Library Federation Advisory Committee, and the EDUCAUSE ECAR Data Curation Working Group. Her publications can be seen at http://sarahlshreeves.com/