Art. In the past few years, Dr. Besser has authored three pieces on digital longevity. He recently joined the InterPARES Project (International Research on Permanent Authentic Records in Electronic Systems) and will be the founding director of New York University’s new master’s degree in moving image archiving. Dr. Besser served on a previous NRC/CSTB committee that examined intellectual property in the digital age and produced the report The Digital Dilemma. He received his B.A. (1976), M.L.S. (1977), and Ph.D. (1988) from the University of California, Berkeley.
Jamie Callan is an associate professor at Carnegie Mellon University. His background is in information retrieval and machine learning. His recent research on information retrieval addresses automatic database selection, high-speed adaptive information filtering, novelty detection, question answering, and information literacy in K-12 education. His earlier research studied architectures for large-scale information retrieval and filtering systems, first-generation Web-search systems, methods of improving search accuracy, and integration of text search with relational database systems.
Charles Dollar is a consultant in archiving and records management, currently addressing the archival preservation of Smithsonian Institution Web resources. He has 20 years’ experience working at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). While he was on the NARA staff, Dr. Dollar organized and directed the first electronic records program for the federal government and subsequently had a major role in research projects on digital technology standards, digital storage media, and digital imaging applications in electronic archiving. In 1994 Dr. Dollar joined the graduate faculty of the School of Library, Information, and Archival Studies at the University of British Columbia, where he taught in the Archival Studies Program. In 1999 he joined Cohasset Associates as a senior consultant. Dr. Dollar’s publications, reports, and consultant studies are noted for their clarity in explaining digital technology issues and for providing practical guidance on such matters as planning and implementing effective life-cycle electronic records management programs with an emphasis on electronic archiving. Dr. Dollar is a fellow of the Society of American Archivists. He has a Ph.D. in history from the University of Kentucky.
Stuart Haber is a researcher at Hewlett-Packard Laboratories. Along with Scott Stornetta, he was a co-founder of Surety, Inc., which was spun off by Bellcore in 1993 to commercialize the secure digital time-stamping technology that the two of them developed as researchers at Bellcore (now Telcordia Technologies). In addition to Bellcore and Surety, he has also worked as a researcher in STAR Laboratory, the research arm of InterTrust Technologies, which provides digital rights management systems. Dr. Haber received his B.A. from Harvard University and his M.S. from Stanford University, both in mathematics, and his Ph.D. in computer science from Columbia University in 1988. He has lectured and published scientific articles on several practical and theoretical aspects of cryptology, on the theory of computing, and in electrical engineering.
Margaret Hedstrom is an associate professor in the School of Information at the University of Michigan, where she teaches in the areas of archives, electronic records management, and digital preservation. Prior to joining the faculty at Michigan in 1995, she worked for 10 years at the New York State Archives and Records Administration, where she was chief of State Records