Dr. Hao-Ren Ke

Professor & Library Director, NTNU




Hao-Ren Ke received his B.S. degree in 1989 and Ph.D. degree in 1993, both in Computer and Information Science, from National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan, R.O.C. Now he is a professor of Graduate Institute of Library and Information Studies, and the university librarian at National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU). His main research interests are in digital library/archives, library and information system, information retrieval, and Web mining. By using his technical expertise, he devotes himself to helping Taiwanese libraries move toward electronic libraries. For example, he built mirror sites for many important A&I databases including SCI/SSCI, Ei Compendex in late 1990. He developed the Interlibrary Loan Networking System for Taiwanese Libraries, which significantly expedites the interlibrary loan process in Taiwan. He also plays an important technical role in the operation of the biggest Taiwan library consortium– CONCERT (CONsortium on Core Electronic Resources in Taiwan). Hao-Ren Ke has been participating in TELDAP (and the forerunner NSC projects on digital archives) for nearly ten years. The digital museums Web sites created by his team focus on Taiwanese Native artists, including YuYu Yang (sculptor), Hsin-Chin Liu (cartoonist), Tai-Hsiang Li (musician), and Cloud Gate (dancing theatre).



Dr. Ramesh C.Gaur

Director (Library & Information) & Head-Kala Nidhi Division, IGNCA, India




Dr. Ramesh C. Gaur is presently Director (Library & Information) & Head-Kala Nidhi Division at Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA), New Delhi, Ministry of Culture, Government of India. During the period October 2011-January 2018 he was the University Librarian, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi, India. He is Member of various International Committees such as International Advisory Committee-UNESCO Memory of the World Programme, IFLA-RSCAO, IFLA-ARL, International Centre on Documentary Heritage, South Korea and Member Board of Directors and Chair-NDLTD Conference Committee. He is Member Governing Council, INFLIBNET and National Committee on Implementation e-Theses in India, UGC Draft Plagiarism Regulations Committee. He is Member of several national and international academic advisory boards. During 28 years professional career has authored 4 books, have published over 60 articles and have delivered over 200 talks at various international national conferences / seminar etc. He has been associated in various capacities with all major Indian library associations and Professional committees. Digitization & Digital Preservation of Cultural Heritage, Plagiarism, Open Access, Reengineering Management and Reference Management Tools are areas of his interests.



Dr. Schubert Foo

Deputy Associate Provost (Information & Knowledge) & Professor of Information Science, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore




Schubert Foo is Deputy Associate Provost (Information & Knowledge) at the President’s Office, and Professor of Information Science at the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He received his B.Sc.(Hons), M.B.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Strathclyde, UK. He is a Chartered Engineer, Chartered IT Professional, Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and Fellow of the British Computer Society. He has served as Board Member and Advisor to the National Library Board and National Archives of Singapore from 2003 to 2015. He has authored more than 300 publications in his research areas of multimedia technology, Internet technology, multilingual information retrieval, digital libraries, information literacy, knowledge management, and social media innovations.



Dr. Edward A. Fox

Executive Director and Chairman of the Board of NDLTD


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Edward A. Fox serves as Executive Director and Chairman of the Board of NDLTD, having worked with ETDs since 1987. He is a Fellow of ACM and a Fellow of IEEE. At Virginia Tech, where he has taught since 1983, he is Professor of Computer Science (and by courtesy, of Electrical and Computer Engineering), and directs the Digital Library Research Laboratory, having helped found the digital library community in the early 1990s. He also is affiliated with the Center for Autism Research, the Center for Human-Computer Interaction, the Discovery Analytics Center, and the Global Change Center. He is a member of the ACM Publications Board and of the IEEE Thesaurus Board, and on numerous editorial boards. An active researcher, he has been (co)principal investigator on 125 funded projects. Google Scholar assigns him an h-index of 58, based on over 17,000 citations; he has (co)authored more than 415 books/book chapters/journal/conference/workshop publications and given over 480 other presentations. He served as chair of the ACM Special Interest Group on Information Retrieval, and chair of the IEEE Technical Committee on Digital Libraries. His B.S. is from MIT, while his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees are from Cornell University.



Dr. Roxanne Missingham

Director of Scholarly Information Systems and the University Librarian at the Australian National University


Roxanne Missingham


Roxanne Missingham is Director of Scholarly Information Systems and the University Librarian at the Australian National University, Australia’s leading research university. She has been President of the Australian Library and Information Association and is on the Executive of the Council of Australian University Librarians. Her research focus digital libraries and in particular the changing nature of scholarly communication. She has more than 200 publications and presentations.



Dr. Sanjay Kataria

University Librarian, Bennett University, Greater Noida UP India


Dr Sanjay Kataria


Dr. Sanjay Kataria is the University Librarian of the Bennett University. Dr. Kataria has a distinguished career in Library and Information Science with close to 18 years of experience during which he was the proud recipient of Commonwealth Professional Fellowship in 2012 & 2017 by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission, London UK, SATKAL Best Young Librarian Award in 2012 by the SATKAL Trust and A. N. Marappan Memorial National Best Young Librarian Award by SALIS in 2009. He was appointed twice as UGC observer for the selection of Professor under Career Advancement Scheme of UGC and the visiting member of the review panel by INFLIBNET. He is well known for the conceptualization of ETTLIS (Emerging Trends and Technologies in Libraries and Information Services) which has grown into a library brand of international symposium and has successfully conducted four times in the span of 10 years. Dr. Kataria has delivered more than 60 invited talks in International and National Conferences, Workshops and Seminars. Dr. Kataria has published close to 35 research papers and edited 10 books and conference proceedings. He has supervised 3 Ph.D scholars, 1 MPhil and many MLIS projects. Prior to joining Bennett, Dr. Kataria was University Librarian at the Jaypee Institute of Information Technology (Deemed University) at Noida and Banasthali University, Rajasthan. He traveled widely for academic and research activities including France, USA, UK, Croatia, Taiwan, Thailand, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Singapore, France, Scotland etc.


Chien Chou, Ph.D.

National Chiao Tung University in Hsinchu, Taiwan


Chien Chou


Dr. Chien Chou was born in Taipei and was educated at the National Taiwan University where she received her B.A. degree in History. She received her M.S. degree in Instructional System Technology at Indiana University (Bloomington), USA. Then she received her Ph.D. in Instructional Design and Technology from The Ohio State University (Columbus), USA, in 1990. Dr. Chou served as Director General of the Department of International Cooperation and Science Education in the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) in 2014-2015, and she is now a chair professor at the Institute of Education/Center for Teacher Education, the chairperson of Research Ethics Committee for Human Subject Protection, and the director of the Office of Academic Ethics and Research Integrity at National Chiao Tung University in Hsinchu, Taiwan.

Dr .Chou’s research interests include elearning, information literacy, and research ethics. She received three Outstanding Research Awards from the Ministry of Science and Technology. She has been granted the national project Education and Implementation Mechanism of Research Ethics in Taiwan's Higher Education (http://ethics.nctu.edu.tw/) by Ministry of Education since 2011. She also helps MOST oversee the development of intramural research ethics program of all universities and research institutes in Taiwan.


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