February 24th, 2009 | Published in News
We’d like to welcome Bill Ingram to the BibApp team!
The University of Illinois has recently hired Bill as a dedicated programmer for the BibApp project for the next year and a half. Bill comes to us from the UIUC NDIIPP project, where he’s one of the primary developers of their Hub and Spoke Framework for digital repositories. Bill was also one of the main developers on the Mellon-funded project exploring the use of OAI-ORE resource maps for scholarly annotation. We’re all excited to have Bill on board, and we know his addition will provide great advancement to the project!
Funding for Bill’s position comes from three main sources:
- Illinois Informatics Institute (I3) – 60%
- UIUC Library – IDEALS – 20% (until Summer ’09, 40% thereafter)
- UIUC NDIIPP Project – 20% (until Summer ’09)
The position was sparked by John Unsworth‘s recent appointment as Director of I3. John is also the Dean of the UIUC Graduate School of Library and Information Science and has previously written about the BibApp in his chapter, “University 2.0“, of the new EDUCAUSE e-book: The Tower and The Cloud.
A big thanks to I3 and John Unsworth in their support of the BibApp! Look for Bill to become more active in the coming weeks, once he gets his feet wet.