Library Association. Professor Kilton has published on the acquisition of materials from Western
Europe,German libraries, and German collections.
Nuala Koetter is the Interim Coordinator of the Digital Imaging and Media Technology Ini-
tiative at the University of Illinois Library at Urbana-Champaign. She holds a B.A. from Trinity
College, Dublin, in Computer Science, Linguistics, and German and an M.S. in Library and Infor-
mation Science from the University of Illinois.
Andrea Opitz studied political science and history at University of Hamburg, and received her
library education at the Universities of Bielefeld and Köln. Since 1987 she is a librarian at the
Herzog August Bibliothek,Wolfenbüttel. Since 1996 she has been working in the department of
rare books, entrusted with several digitization projects for the Wolfenbüttel Digital Library, where
the Herzog August Bibliothek presents digital facsimiles of selected items from its collections and
provides search facilities beyond the scope of usual bibliographic description
Dietmar Peil has been Professor of German Philology in Munich since 1983. His research
interests are in the areas of Medieval and Early Modern German Literature, focusing particular-
ly on the study of metaphors and emblematics.
Miguel R. Penabad
Dr. Miguel R. Penabad has his Ph.D. in Computer Science. He is an associate professor at the
Computer Science faculty in the University of La Coruńa, Spain, teaching Data Structures and
Database courses. His main areas of research are: syntactic query optimization for Deductive Data-
bases, Geographical Information Systems, and Digital Libraries and their user interfaces.
Ángeles S. Places
Dr. Ángeles S. Places has her Ph.D. in Computer Science. She is an associate professor at the
University of La Coruńa, Spain, teaching Introduction to Computer Science for business stu-
dents. Her main areas of research are Digital Libraries and their user interfaces, and Federation of
Stephen Rawles retired from Glasgow University Library in July 2001; he is the author of bib-
liographies of Denis Janot (Warwick PhD, 1977), Rabelais (with M.A. Screech, 1987), and of
French Emblem Books, 1999-2002 (with Alison Adams and Alison Saunders). As well as work-
ing on emblem digitization he is currently continuing studies of French 16
decorated initials, and of the 1691 press catalogue of Glasgow University Library.
Francisco J. Rodríguez
Francisco J. Rodríguez has an M.A. in Computer Science, and he is currently working on his
Ph.D. dissertation concerning the design and implementation of a broker system to federate dig-
ital libraries using ontologies. He has also worked on the design and implementation of user inter-
faces for Digital Libraries. He is currently an adjunct professor at the University of Vigo, Spain.
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