Speaker Bios

Daniel Kipnis serves as the Senior Education Services Librarian at the Thomas Jefferson University’s Scott Memorial Library and is also responsible for implementing and managing the university’s institutional repository, Jefferson Digital Commons (http://jdc.jefferson.edu). In 2009, Dan described his experience in launching Thomas Jefferson University’s IR in “Feeding the Fledgling Repository: Starting an Institutional Repository at an Academic Health Sciences Library” which was published in Medical Reference Services Quarterly, v. 28, no. 2, p. 111-122, 2009. Dan received his undergraduate degree from McGill University and completed his graduate work in library and information science at the University of Michigan, School of Information.

Jim DelRosso assumed his position as the Web & Digital Projects Manager for the Martin P. Catherwood Library at the School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University in January 2009. His responsibilities include directing the incorporation of faculty publications and key workplace documents into Digital Commons@ILR, (http://digitalcommons.ilr.cornell.edu) the school’s digital repository. Jim made presentations on repositories at the 2010 Computers in Libraries meeting and at the 2011 meeting participated in a number of workshops on IR related topics.