About the Author
Dr. Katherine Skinner is the Executive Director of the Educopia Institute, an independent not-for-profit 501(c)3 educational organization dedicated to improving scholarly communication in socially responsible ways (http://educopia.org). Dr. Skinner also serves as Digital Projects Librarian for the Emory University Libraries, providing leadership and strategic direction for the library's digital initiatives that are supported through sponsored funding. She is a Co-Principal Investigator on the SouthComb Cyberinfrastructure for Scholars Project (http://southcomb.org), a founder and editorial board member of Southern Spaces (http://southernspaces.org) and manages the MetaArchive Cooperative, a distributed digital preservation service organization supported by the Library of Congress and the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (http://metaarchive.org). Dr. Martin Halbert is Director of Digital Programs and Systems at the Emory University Libraries and directs all digital library services and systems functions for the Emory General Libraries. He is responsible for researching and leading library information technology initiatives, including all digital scholarly communication projects of the MetaScholar Initiative (http:// MetaScholar.org). Dr. Halbert provides a leadership role within the library for computer systems operations, development, planning, and integration. He is the principal investigator for research projects with budgets totaling $4.8M. He is the founding President of the Educopia Institute, an independent not-for-profit 501(c)3 educational organization dedicated to improving scholarly communication in socially responsible ways (http://educopia.org). With support from the Library of Congress in 2003, he established the MetaArchive Cooperative, a growing consortium of cultural heritage institutions that provides distributed digital preservation services (http:// MetaArchive.org).