David Gugerli is a professor in the Department of Humanities and Social and Political Sciences of ETH Zurich. Currently, Dr. Gugerli is doing research on the technological implementation of human capital theory from 1960 to 2000, the history of computerized database technologies, and the history of knowledge in the reinsurance industries in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Recent awards include the Best of Swiss Web in Public Affairs for www.ethistory.ch (2006); Rector's Guest at the Institute for Advanced Study, Berlin (2006); and Senior Fellow at the Zukunftskolleg Konstanz (2008-9). Dr. Gugerli's publications include Die Welt als Datenbank (2009) and a selection in Transforming the Future (2010).
Marcel Lajeunesse, PhD, is an adjunct professor at the School of Library and Information Sciences at the Université de Montréal, at which he taught from 1970 to 2006 before retiring with the rank of full professor. The history of books and libraries and comparative librarianship were two of his main areas of research. Dr. Lajeunesse has published numerous works in these areas, notably Les Sulpiciens et la vie culturelle à Montréal au XIXe siècle (Fides, 1982) and Lecture publique et culture au Québec, XIXe et XXe siècles (Presses de l'Université du Québec, 2004). Dr. Lajeunesse was head of his department from 1987 to 1994 and vice dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences from 1994 to 2002.
Ian Martin is a lecturer in the Department of Communication and Systems at the Open University in the UK. In 2010 he completed his PhD dissertation, "Centring the Computer in the Business of Banking: Barclays Bank and Technological Change, 1954-1974," at the University of Manchester. His research interests include the history and sociology of information work.
Andrew L. Russell is an assistant professor of history in the College of Arts & Letters (CAL) at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey. Dr. Russell teaches courses in American history, the history of science and technology, and the history and politics of information networks. He arrived at Stevens in 2008 after a postdoctoral fellowship [End Page 381] at the John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute at Duke University. Dr. Russell earned his PhD in the history of science and technology from the Johns Hopkins University as well as degrees in history from the University of Colorado at Boulder (MA, 2003) and Vassar College (BA, 1996). He has published articles in Enterprise & Society, History of Technology, Enterprises et histoire, and the IEEE Annals of the History of Computing and is currently finishing a book on the history of standardization in information networks, tentatively titled An Open World: History, Ideology, and Network Standards.
Joseph M. Turrini is currently coordinator of the Archival Administration Program and an assistant professor in the School of Library and Information Science at Wayne State University. Previously, he taught in the Department of History at Auburn University and worked in a number of archival and public history positions. His articles on labor, sport, archival history, and archival education have appeared in American Archivist, Labor History, Journal of Sport History, Sport History Review, Perspectives, and Michigan History. The University of Illinois Press published his book The End of Amateurism in American Track and Field as part of its Sport and Society series in 2010. [End Page 382]