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James W. Cortada is a member of the IBM Institute for Business Value. He has published several dozen books on the role of information technology in modern society, including The Digital Hand (3 vols., Oxford University Press, 2004–8) and Information in the Modern Corporation (MIT Press, 2011). Cortada has also published articles in the Journal of Library History, IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, Journal of Scholarly Publishing, Historian, Historical Methods, and Journal of Knowledge Management.

Dominique Daniel is information literacy and reference librarian at Oakland University with the rank of assistant professor. She holds a master’s degree in information science from the University of Michigan and a doctorate in US history from the University of Paris Diderot (France). She has published books and articles on immigration and multiculturalism in the United States and Canada and recently wrote an article for the American Archivist on the theory and practice of documenting the immigrant and ethnic experience in the United States since the 1960s.

Jeff Loveland (PhD, Duke University, 1994) is professor of Romance languages and literatures at the University of Cincinnati. He studies eighteenth-century natural history and encyclopedias and is the author of two books: Rhetoric and Natural History (2001) and An Alternative Encyclopedia (2010).

Jessica L. McClean is a second-year graduate student at the School of Information at the University of Texas at Austin. Upon completion of her MSIS degree, Jessica hopes to work at a public library. She graduated from the University of Georgia with a BA in English and art history and worked for five years as a copyeditor in the newspaper and public relations industries. Jessica is originally from Roswell, Georgia.

Benjamin Peters, a recent PhD in communications from Columbia University and Lady Davis postdoctoral fellow at Hebrew University, is currently assistant professor of communication at the University of Tulsa. His current book project examines why, despite repeated attempts, the Soviet Union did not develop networks contemporary to [End Page 255] the US ARPANET, predecessor to the Internet. A former fellow of the Information Society Project at Yale Law School and the Harriman Institute, he keeps occasional working notes on his website (

Sara L. Wimberley is a second-year graduate student at the School of Information at the University of Texas at Austin. She is a graduate of Howard Payne University in Brownwood, Texas, and holds a BS in education with specializations in both English and math. She worked as a classroom teacher for elementary and middle school students in the Austin area for eight years. Upon completion of her MSIS degree Sara plans to work as a public school librarian. She is a native of Austin, Texas. [End Page 256]



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