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Credits & Acknowledgements

Project consultants

  • Christie D. Stephenson, Librarian for Digital Collections, New York University (Director of MESL)

  • Beth Sandore, Associate Professor Digital Imaging Initiative, University of Illinois, Urbana (co-chair of MESL Evaluation Committee)

  • Christine L. Sundt, Visual Resources Curator, University of Oregon

  • Nancy Van House, Professor, University of California, Berkeley, School of Information Management and Systems

  • Hal Varian, Dean, University of California, Berkeley, School of Information Management and Systems

Project Team

  • Project Director: Howard Besser, Associate Professor, University of California, Los Angeles, Department of Library & Information Science, (member of MESL management board and co-chair of MESL Evaluation Committee)

  • Project Manager: Robert Yamashita, Assistant Professor, Interdisciplinary Studies in Science & Society, Liberal Studies Program, California State University, San Marcos

  • Research Assistant: Rosalie Lack, graduate student, University of California, Berkeley, School of Information Management and Systems

  • Research Assistant: Joanne Miller, graduate student, University of California, Berkeley, School of Information Management and Systems

  • Research on Art History Faculty: Lena Stebley, graduate student, San Jose State University School of Library and Information Science

  • Editor: Katherine Falk, graduate student, University of California, Berkeley, School of Information Management and Systems

Advisory Board

  • Gary Marchionini, Professor, College of Library and Information Services, University of Maryland

  • Malcolm Getz, Associate Professor, Department of Economics and Business Administration, Vanderbilt University

  • Margaret Radin, William Benjamin Scott & Luna M. Scott Professor of Law, Stanford Law School

  • Paul Peters, Executive Director, Coalition for Networked Information (deceased)

  • Clifford Lynch, Executive Director, Coalition for Networked Information

  • Marvin Sirbu, Professor of Engineering and Public Policy and Industrial Administration, Carnegie Mellon University

The primary contact person on the project is Howard Besser (howard@sims.berkeley.edu; http://www.sims.berkeley.edu/~howard) .

You can find this report on the World Wide Web at http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/ Imaging/Databases/1998mellon .

Acknowledgements

We would like to thank those who helped formulate the original proposal to the Mellon Foundation (Maia Jin, Academy of Art College Library, San Francisco; David Bearman and Jennifer Trant, Archives & Museum Informatics; Patty McClung, MESL Project Manager; and Christie Stephenson, NYU). We appreciate the assistance of slide librarians (particularly Jan Eklund, Kathe Albrecht, and Maryly Snow) in helping us gather data about their collections and understand their operations. We would also like to thank all the MESL participants (particularly the Project Coordinators at each site), who generously gave time and effort to help us assemble data for this study.

 


The Cost of Digital Image Distribution:
The Social and Economic Implications of
the Production, Distribution, and Usage of Image Data

By Howard Besser & Robert Yamashita
http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/Imaging/Databases/1998mellon