John Carey, MA, MLS, is head librarian and assistant professor at the Hunter Health Professions Library, Hunter College, City University of New York. He has also worked in the library of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Before pursuing librarianship he worked extensively in scientific and academic publishing and currently serves as copyeditor of the Urban Library Journal. His research interests include open access, open science, and scholarly communication in developing and transition countries. His work has appeared in Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, Library Philosophy and Practice, Slavic and East European Information Resources, and LIBER Quarterly.
Karen F. Gracy is assistant professor at the School of Library and Information Science, Kent State University. She teaches in the areas of digital preservation, digital curation, and archival studies, with a particular interest in media archives. Her research interests include preservation and curation of digital media, audiovisual archiving, preservation education, and the social contexts of information creation and use, focusing on ethics and values. Her first book, Film Preservation: Competing Definitions of Value, Use, and Practice, was published by the Society of American Archivists in 2007.
Alea Henle is a visiting assistant professor in the School of Library & Information Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she teaches courses on archives and records management. A historian, librarian, and archivist, she previously worked in academic and legal libraries and has published on electronic resources librarianship. Her current scholarship explores the genesis of the American historical archive by going back to the formative decades of the new nation and tracing the decisions by social and cultural leaders in the several states to preserve the record of the colonial and revolutionary past.
Margaret Schotte is completing her PhD in the Program of History of Science at Princeton University. Her dissertation, "A Calculated Course: Creating Navigators in Northern Europe, 1580-1800," investigates the development and dissemination of sailors' practices in the classroom, on board ship, and across international borders. In general, her work explores the intersection of the history of technology and the history of the book. She holds a BA from Harvard University and an MA from the University of Toronto. [End Page 390]