Speaker Bios

Andrew K. Pace is directing projects to move library management services to the network level. Prior to joining OCLC, Andrew was head of Information Technology at North Carolina State University Libraries, where he spent nine years participating in several digital library projects. He is Past President of the Library Information Technology Association, a division of ALA, and serves on the NISO Information Standards Quarterly editorial board. Andrew blogs on issues related to libraries at Hectic Pace. He is an entertaining and energetic speaker, available to present on many topics related to Library 2.0 and networked library services.

Peter Murray is the Assistant Director for LYRASIS Technology Services. With an M.L.I.S. and a B.S. in Systems Analysis, Peter’s current activities involve studying the evolution of library discovery layers and the promotion of open source in libraries. His interests also include the application of JPEG 2000 for long-term access and preservation to still and moving image content, distributed identity management systems, and the rapid advancement of library services in a “Web 2.0” world. Peter blogs on issues related to technology in libraries at Disruptive Library Technology Jester. He actively participates in a wide variety of technical areas such as TCP/IP networking protocols, HTML/XHTML/XML markup and metadata standards.