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William Aspray is the Bill and Lewis Suit Professor of Information Technologies in the School of Information at the University of Texas at Austin. His research explores the social, historical, and political aspects of information technology. The most recent of his books are The Internet and American Business (editor with Paul Ceruzzi, MIT Press, 2008), Health Informatics (editor with Barbara Hayes, MIT Press, 2010), Everyday Information (editor with Barbara Hayes, MIT Press, 2011), Privacy in America (editor with Philip Doty, 2011), and Digital Media (editor with Megan Winget, Scarecrow Press, 2011). Forthcoming is the third edition of his mass-market history Computer (with Martin Campbell-Kelly and Nathan Ensmenger, Westview Press, 2012).

Brett Bodemer is the humanities and social sciences librarian at the California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo. He earned an MA in languages and literature at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa and has published fiction, poetry, and essays. His previous historical work includes an article on the history of English-language haiku and a book—based on unpublished primary documents—examining the activities of an English missionary in North China and Mongolia during the late Qing.

Blaise Cronin is the Rudy Professor of Information Science at Indiana University, where he was dean of the School of Library and Information Science for nineteen years. His research focuses principally on collaboration in science, scholarly communication, and citation analysis. Cronin is editor-in-chief of the Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology and was editor of the Annual Review of Information Science and Technology for a decade. He holds an MA from Trinity College Dublin, a PhD and DSSc from the Queen's University Belfast, and an honorary DLitt from Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh.

Patricia Galloway is an associate professor in the School of Information at the University of Texas at Austin, where she teaches courses in digital archives, archival appraisal, and historical museums. From 1979 to 2000 she worked at the Mississippi Department of Archives and History. Her [End Page 116] academic qualifications include a BA in French from Millsaps College plus an MA and PhD in comparative literature and a PhD in anthropology, all from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her recent publications include an entry on "digital archiving" in the Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science (2009) and articles in American Archivist, Library Trends, and Archivaria.

Patrick Valentine teaches history and collection management at the Department of Library Science, East Carolina University. He has his doctorate in history from Tulane University and his library degree from the University of South Carolina. He was head of the North Carolina Foreign Language Center for six years and director of the Wilson County Public Library (North Carolina) for another twenty. [End Page 117]



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