APPENDIX A : VITAS OF PRINCIPAL PROJECT STAFF
Winston Atkins joined the North Carolina State University Libraries in November 1995, when he became the Libraries' first preservation librarian. Prior to joining the NCSU staff, he served Yale University Library's Preservation Department as assistant department head and was an Andrew Mellon Intern in Preservation Administration.
Atkins has more than six years' experience with preservation microfilming projects. He developed and managed both phases of the NCSU Libraries' project to microfilm their collection of historical entomological monographs for SOLINET's Cooperative Preservation Microfilming Project 4 (CPMP4). Recently, he submitted a proposal to SOLINET's CPMP5 to microfilm the periodical literature that grew out of post-Civil War southern industrialization, a proposal designed to complement our proposal to participate in the USAIN project. While at Yale University, he had direct experience in developing two NEH-funded preservation microfilming projects, serving as co manager for one.
Atkins helped initiate, and is co-chair of the Triangle Research Libraries Network's (TRLN) Subcommittee on Cooperative Disaster Response. Through the work of this subcommittee, the four major university libraries in the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area developed a consortium-wide disaster response plan that includes a formal agreement to assist participating libraries, a common disaster response document, and joint training exercises. This program will heighten the region's ability to respond to library emergencies.
In addition, Atkins developed a project in cooperation with NCSU's Department of Wood and Paper Science to assess the effects of the Bookkeeper® mass deacidification process on early- and mid-twentieth century books. The goal of the project is to develop selection guidelines that enable the Libraries to use this treatment most effectively.
He received his MSLS from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1982 and has completed his coursework for a doctorate in Library Science from The University of Texas at Austin. He serves as an adjunct member of NC State's Department of History, teaching a graduate seminar in preservation administration.
John E. Bye
John Bye has been Archivist of the North Dakota Institute for Regional Studies since 1976, and University Archivist since 1987. Prior to becoming Archivist, he served as Serials Librarian and Acting Department Head of the NDSU Librariesí serials department. Mr. Bye currently has supervisory responsibility for one professional archivist and several library assistants.
As Archivist, Mr. Bye is responsible for managing the Instituteís manuscript and other collections, and the NDSU Archives. He also provides advanced reference and research assistance, and performs original cataloging for the Archivesí and the Instituteís manuscripts, books and photographs. He organized and developed the Instituteís web pages, as well as the "Northern Great Plains 1880-1920" site on the award-winning Library of Congress American Memory World Wide Web resource. He has also been actively involved in the NDSU Librariesí administration, serving as an active member of the Librariesí Administration Team, and currently serves on the Collection Management Coordinating Team.
Mr. Bye serves on various local and state-wide committees and task forces relating to archives. He is a member of the North Dakota State Historical Records Advisory Board, the Midwest Archives Conference, and the Society of American Archivists. He has been panelist and chair at numerous Midwest Archives Conference meetings, and has presented at regional church archives and family history workshops. His publications include numerous guides to collections of the North Dakota Institute for Regional Studies.
He is an instructor for the NDSU History Department, teaching the archival photograph courses and supervising interns in the History Departmentís public history program.
Michael DabrishusMichael J. Dabrishus received his M.S.L.S. at the Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, in 1974, where he pursued coursework and training in the administration of archives and manuscript collections.From 1976 to 1983 he worked at the Texas State Archives where he was responsible for reference services and processing projects. Since 1984 he has been head of the Special Collections Division at the University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville, where he holds the rank of librarian/professor.
He has served as project director for four successful proposals submitted to the Arkansas Endowment for the Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities. Each of these projects had a preservation component.
He is the author of fifteen articles and coauthor of William Grant Still: a Bio-Bibliography, published in 1996 by Greenwood Press.
He has been active in the Society of American Archivists, the Society of Southwest Archivists (where he served as president 1988-1989), and the Arkansas Historical Association. He has presented papers at professional meetings and served on committees for each of these organizations.
JoAnn DeVries is Associate Librarian, Reference/Bibliographer at the Magrath Library (formerly St. Paul Central Library) on the St. Paul Campus of the University of Minnesota/Twin Cities, where she has worked since 1987. She received her B.A. from Northwestern University in 1965 and her M.L.S. from Indiana University in 1982. She has also been a Lecturer in the University of Minnesota Rhetoric Department and for the Department of Extension. She was Instructor at Northwestern State University of Louisiana, Watson Library, from 1982-1986.
Ms. DeVries' present job responsibilities in the area of reference include daily reference services and consultation by appointment, liaison to the Office of International Agricultural Programs for visiting international faculty and scholars, library research instruction for the Minnesota
Agriculture Student Training Program for international students, and coordinator for an annual graduate student research workshop. She writes collection policies and assesses and selects materials in all formats for the Magrath Library reference collection.
She is Resources Group Coordinator for Agriculture, Biology, and Environmental Sciences, and in this capacity serves as the leader and spokesperson for collection development and management for all libraries (the Magrath Library; Forestry Library; Plant Pathology Library; Veterinary Medicine Library; and Entomology, Fisheries, and Wildlife Library) on the St. Paul Campus and the Andersen Horticultural Library (located at the University Arboretum in Chaska). Ms. DeVries has direct collections development and management responsibilities in general agriculture, agricultural engineering, animal science, soil science, agronomy, and
vocational education. She is responsible for the Foreign Exchange Publications Program and administers exchange of research materials with research centers, university libraries, and organizations in foreign countries; corresponds with current exchange partners; and develops new international exchange partnerships.
Ms. DeVries is an active member of the American Library Association, the Association of College and Research Libraries, the United States Agricultural Information Network, and the International Association of Agricultural Information Specialists. She has served on and chaired
numerous committees in these professional organizations.
Jeanne Drewes assumed the position of Assistant Director for Access and Preservation at Michigan State University in February 1999. Prior appointments were as head of preservation at Johns Hopkins University, Preservation Librarian at MSU, Preservation Services Manager at the Pittsburgh Regional Library Center, and Imaging Project coordinator at the University of Michigan Museum of Art. She was an Andrew Mellon Intern in Preservation Administration at the University of Michigan.
Ms. Drewes has been responsible for microfilming projects at Michigan State University as part of a joint NEH project through the CIC Libraries. She coordinated a digital project at the University of Michigan Museum of Art to create digital images of the entire collection. Workshop presentations include disaster planning and insurance issues for libraries and museums. She has worked with groups to develop a web-based disaster mitigation site (http://disaster.lib.msu.edu/disaster/) and has traveled to Cuba to work with the Cuban National Archives on preservation issues.
Ms. Drewes co-edited and contributed to Promoting Preservation Awareness in Libraries: A Sourcebook for Academic, Public, School, and Special Collections, Greenwood Press, 1997. She has served as a grants reviewer for the New York State Conservation/Preservation Discretionary Grants program, NEH, and IMLS.
Diana Farmer is the Sciences Collection Manager at the newly created (1997) Dr. William R. Love Science Library at Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas. She currently trains and monitors the collection activities of five other science librarians, prepares and oversees the acquisition budgets (print and electronic) for all science departments, and administers a current awareness service for science faculty and graduate students based on three sections of Current Contents on Diskette (CCoD), as well as providing reference and collection management service to agriculture faculty and students and other science users. From 1990 through 1996, she was the Sciences Bibliographer, working with all science departments on campus, including agriculture, to develop, evaluate and preserve the science collections. Prior to 1990, Ms. Farmerís library experience was primarily with serials, but also included serial cataloging, monograph acquisition and binding. She has supervised up to 13 FTE staff, from student assistants to professional librarians.
She has obtained (in conjunction with another reference librarian) two Kansas Library Network Board Interlibrary Loan Development grants (1996 and 1997) to broaden the horticultural therapy collection at Kansas State University. Listings of the materials obtained with these grants were developed and mounted on the Libraryís subject pages. As an outgrowth of this project, she and the other librarian are currently creating a bibliography of historical (through 1989) horticultural therapy titles. Another area of research is comparing the results of Uncoverís Reveal service with the results of similar subject profiles from the three CCoD sections currently subscribed to at KSU. As a result, she and her co-researcher have been selected to present their initial findings to the ACRL/STS Research Forum session at ALA 1999 in New Orleans. This presentation is expected to be followed by an article on the results of this research. Other presentations at conferences have been at the state and national level and were related to serials pricing and preservation of agricultural experiment station publications.
Ms. Farmerís professional and university service has included membership on university-wide committees, such as the Dean of the Libraries Advisory Review Committee, and search committees. Within the library, she has chaired the last two serial cancellation committees (1992/93 and 1996/97) and is active on the Collections Team. She has been a member of KSU Librariesí Preservation Team since 1995 and served as facilitator from 1996 through 1998. She joined the United States Agricultural Information Network (USAIN) in 1990 and has been an active member since. She currently serves on the USAIN National Preservation Plan Steering Committee and has just been elected vice-president/president-elect of USAIN. She is also a member of the American Library Association (ALA), the Association for College and Research Libraries (ACRL), the ACRL Science and Technology Section (ACRL/STS), and the Kansas Library Association.
Ivan Hanthorn is Head of the Preservation Department, Iowa State University Library, and has been the principal developer of ISUís preservation program since its inception in the 1980s. He holds the rank of Associate Professor. His professional education includes an MLS from the University of Alabama; a Certificate in Modern Archives Administration (NARS); and two Mellon internships in preservation, one at Johns Hopkins University (1987) and another at Cornell University (1992-93). His familiarization with reformatting processes and concerns has included attendance at Northeast Document Conservation Center workshops on microfilming and scanning and the Cornell University Digital Imaging for Libraries and Archives Workshop.
Hanthorn has served on preservation committees of the ALA/ALCTS/Preservation and Reformatting Section, and on the planning committees for two national Library Binding Institutes. He has served as a grants reviewer for the New York State Conservation/Preservation Discretionary Grants Program. Hanthornís expertise includes conservation treatment facility design; he was the principal designer of a recently completed 3,000 square foot treatment facility in the ISU Library. Actively involved since its inception in the Iowa Conservation and Preservation Consortium, he is a member of its Board of Directors. Hanthorn co-authored Fragile Harvest, the published state preservation plan resulting from an NEH-funded cooperative state-wide planning project in 1994-95.
Tim McKimmie has served as Agriculture Librarian at New Mexico State University since 1990 and recently was promoted to Associate Professor. He received his MLS in 1990 from the University of Arizona. He earned an MS in Plant Sciences from the University of Arizona in 1986. He has published extensively in both agriculture literature and library science. Topics covered in his publications and research include landscaping with native plants, alfalfa salt tolerance, biological control, citation studies, and library collection management.
Mr. McKimmie currently serves on the Executive Committee for the United States Agriculture Information Network (USAIN) where he has been active since 1994. He chaired the Collection Management Interest Group for USAIN from 1995-1999. He is also a member of the Web Design Committee for AGNIC (Agriculture Network Information Center) as well as the NMSU representative to AGNIC. Tim is an active member of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) and a member of the Oberley Award Committee which selects the best agricultural bibliography every two years.
As Agriculture Librarian Mr. McKimmie works with all phases of agriculture and home economics and has personal interests in botany and horticulture, having served as Publications Chair and Editor for the Native Plant Society of New Mexico since 1991. In 1997 he was awarded a Visiting Librarianship to the European Biological Control Laboratory in Montpellier France. He completed a sabbatical project there, organizing the literature of the laboratory and creating a database of historical reports.
Mr. McKimmie has worked closely with personnel at six departments of the NMSU College of Agriculture and Home Economics as well as faculty campus-wide. He has organized a team of reviewers that share a great deal of expertise regarding the history of agriculture. He has successfully managed numerous projects including the establishment of a campus-wide Current Awareness Service, an extensive Library User Study, and the editing of a work on landscaping that coordinated the efforts of nine other individuals. He is very enthusiastic about agricultural history and the contribution this project will make to the access to that literature.
Dilys E. Morris
Dilys E. Morris, Assistant Director for Technical Services since 1984, has been at Iowa State University Library since 1967. Her earlier positions at Iowa State included the establishment and direction of two new departments. Prior to her arrival in Iowa, she was the Browsing Room Librarian at the University of Illinois. She received her BA and MS from the University of Illinois. At Iowa State University she holds the rank of Professor.
Her publications have appeared in many national library journals. Her current research focuses on technical services staff time and cost analysis, and speaks regularly at regional and national conferences about these topics. She is currently directing a project with four other academic universities to develop and use time and cost analysis in the multi-institution environment. In 1990 she was selected to participate in the first Advanced Research Institute sponsored by the University of Illinois Graduate School of Library and Information Science. In 1998 she was awarded the Samuel Lazerow Fellowship for Research in Acquisitions or Technical Services.
She has been elected to several leadership positions, including President of the Iowa OCLC Users Group, the OCLC Users Council, and two terms on the OCLC Users Council Executive Committee. She is active in the American Library Association and in service at the University, State and Library levels.
Mary Ochs is Head of the Collection Department and Preservation Division at Albert R. Mann Library, Cornell University. Prior to recently assuming her current position, she was Deputy Director of Mann Libraryís The Essential Electronic Agricultural Library (TEEAL) project, with responsibility for the design of the user interface, creation of the database, and development of the online and written documentation. TEEAL is a compact disk library of 730,000 pages now in distribution to institutions in developing countries. Her current job covers all collection coordination and development, and planning and implementation of conservation and preservation of Mannís collections. This includes scheduling and contracting for digital preservation with a staff of 6 FTE persons including a preservation librarian. Ms. Ochs came to Mann from the Olin/Kroch/Uris Libraries at Cornell where she was instruction coordinator from 1991 to 1998. In that position, she planned, scheduled, and evaluated instruction and orientation programs, including working with the Rare Books and Manuscripts Division to provide library instruction sessions in the use of primary sources.
Prior to 1991, Ms. Ochs was at Mann Library, as a catalog librarian responsible for monographs and serials and the development of the cataloging of electronic media. With three Mann colleagues, she presented the paper Developing and Organizing Collections of Computer-Readable Information in an Agricultural Library to the International Association of Agricultural Librarians and Documentalists (IAALD). From 1985 to 1991, she was a public services librarian serving first as document delivery librarian and later as instruction coordinator. By returning her to the Mann Library, her current job brought her back to her long-standing interest in agriculture.
Wallace C. Olsen
Wallace C. Olsen has been Core Agricultural Literature Project Director at the Albert R. Mann Library, Cornell University, from 1990 to the present, where he has worked to select important historical literature to preserve in seven subject areas of American agriculture. The process has involved citation analysis from appropriate source documents to gather data on the most heavily cited monographs, as well as journals up to 1960. The monograph lists were compiled from a minimum of fifteen source documents in each of seven subjects with a range of from 6,000 to 18,000 citations examined in each subject. The monograph lists were then sent for evaluation to specialists in each of the subject fields. The number of monograph reviewers averaged seven per subject. These evaluations were given a numerical weight and combined with the numbers of times the titles were cited in the source documents. The journal hits during citation analysis served to rank each title, and these rankings were used as the basis for the most valuable or less valuable titles for preservation. An Advisory Board of faculty contacts at Cornell served as reviewers on the processes and the results. These results are published as chapters in four books covering animal science, agricultural engineering, soil science, and food science and human nutrition. Three other areas encompassing agricultural economics, crop science, and forestry and agroforestry have also been evaluated. Extensive lists for preservation will be published soon.
Prior to work at Cornell, Mr. Olsen was with the National Agricultural Library of the USDA in Beltsville, Maryland. Over almost twenty years he held various positions including liaison officer to the land-grant and USDA field libraries, deputy director for public services, deputy director for technical services and officer for special projects. He was responsible for efforts to create an agricultural libraries network involving the land-grant libraries and the libraries of the USDA. This included those forestry schools receiving McEntire-Stennis (forestry) research assistance. An important project in this cooperative effort was the filming of the land-grant agricultural and forestry publications for preservation. This resulted in microfilming with 1.4 million frames. He organized the agreements and "sold" the project to land-grant librarians, obtaining the funds at NAL, set the technical standards with Peter Scott of MIT, and managed the program, including funds, organization, and quality control.
Mr. Olsenís experience with agricultural literature has been continuous for twenty-five years, including work on all aspects of administration, technical operations including indexing, public services, international and national cooperation and consulting. He has a profound knowledge of the nature and importance of agricultural literature as well as of the major organizations involved in library and information agricultural work of the past twenty-five years.
Kathie D. Richardson
Ms. Richardson is presently the Agricultural Sciences Librarian at North Dakota State University Libraries. She has responsibility for reference, instruction and collection development for the various disciplines within the College of Agriculture, the Department of Food and Nutrition, and the on-campus and state-wide Research/Extension Stations. Prior to her current position, she was Science Librarian for NDSU, and also served as Head of the Collection Development Division of the University of Minnesota-St. Paul Campus Library, and Serials Records Librarian and Serials Cataloger at Iowa State University Library.
Ms. Richardson works with about 200 faculty members, extension specialists, and experiment station researchers. She provides advanced reference assistance and bibliographic instruction, and annually presents numerous seminars, upper and lower division classes, demonstrations, and Extension and Experiment station conference presentations. On a rotating basis, she also serves as instructor for the NDSU Library Science fundamentals class. At the local level, she has been responsible for numerous guides to literature, finding aids, and bibliographic search tips of value to the students, faculty and researchers she serves.
As bibliographer for agricultural sciences, she has responsibility for a budget of over $120,000; additionally she also serves as coordinator of reference acquisitions for the Libraries, a responsibility including evaluation of print and online indexes, abstracts, and reference resources; she is a member of the Libraries Collection Management Team, serving as its chair for two terms. Ms. Richardson has represented NDSU Libraries on the Tri-College collection team, a joint collection development effort of three academic libraries in the Fargo-Moorhead area.
Ms. Richardson is an active member of the Mountain Plains Library Association, USAIN, and the North Dakota Library Association.
Ann Swartzell is Head of Preservation, Harvard University Library, but held a similar position at the University of California, Berkeley, from 1989 until 1996. Her responsibilities at Berkeley included managing all phases of the review and replacement process for collection materials, as well as administering the self-supporting photography laboratory for preservation microfilming and copy photography. She also managed a series of externally funded microfilming projects including day-to-day project supervision, as well as planning and implementing a succession of grant applications.
Prior to her Berkeley experience, she was Associate Librarian (Conservation) for the New York State Library. This included coordinating preservation activities for general and special collections, program planning and budgeting, collection management, library binding, microform production (in-house and service bureau work), and conservation treatment.
In addition to attending educational events, she has presented programs on a wide variety of preservation topics, from telling New York State historians how to construct their state mandated village history scrapbooks to many programs on preservation microfilming.
She covered the topics of Replacement and Reformatting for a team-taught course in the SUNY-Albany School of Information Science and Policy, a course which may lead to publication of a basic Ďreaderí for library school preservation education, and has spoken to a variety of other library audiences.
She has served as an appointed New York State representative to the Northeast Document Conservation Center Advisory Committee, and as a field reviewer for NEH and IMS grant applications; and has been a member of the OCLC Preservation Advisory Committee.
Her publication activity ranges from a general preservation notes column in the RTSD Newsletter, to serving as editor of that titleís successor, the ALCTS Newsletter; major works on preservation microfilming (Gwinn, editor, Preservation Microfilming: a Handbook for Librarians and Archivists, and the RLG Preservation Microfilming Handbook) include her contributions, primarily in the areas of preparation of materials for microfilming. In addition, she has written on broader topics of evaluation of microfilming vendors and the role of micropublishing.