About the Authors

Renée Register

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Renée Register is also author of the DataCurate Quick Guide series, including The Essential Guide to Metadata for Books, Metadata Best Practices and Industry Certification, and Optimizing Metadata for Digital Publishing. She developed and instructs a series of classes on metadata for Digital Book World University and conducts webinars and workshops on book metadata.

She specializes in the development of metadata management practices to optimize content discovery, internal operations, and business intelligence. Her company, DataCurate, is focused on products and services to help publishing professionals meet the information demands of the 21st century marketplace.

Renée has over 20 years’ experience in building and growing innovative metadata systems, products, and services for materials vendors, metadata providers, and libraries.Her experience includes ten years with Ingram Book Group and six years with OCLC, a not-for-profit library cooperative.

She holds a Masters in Library and Information Science from the University of Kentucky and was named U.K. Library and Information Science Alumna of the Year in 2009. She speaks widely on the future of metadata management for the publishing industry and libraries. You can reach Renée at: reneeregister@datacurate.com.

Thad McIlroy

Thad McIlroyThad McIlroy is an electronic publishing analyst and author based in San Francisco and in Vancouver, BC.

His site, The Future of Publishing, is the most thorough exploration of where publishing is headed. McIlroy provides consulting services to publishing and media companies, design and advertising agencies, as well as the full range of vendors serving the publishing industry.

Having authored a dozen books and over 300 articles on these subjects, he serves also as an expert witness on patent litigation in the media industries. McIlroy served also for five years as Program Director for Seybold Seminars.

McIlroy is a contributing writer to PrintAction magazine and on the editorial board of the journal Learned Publishing and the Canadian literary journal, Geist. He is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), and the Technical Association of the Graphic Arts (TAGA). He co-authored both the first and the second editions of The Metadata Handbook. His latest book is Mobile Strate-gies for Digital Publishing: A Practical Guide to the Evolving Landscape.

During the past 25 years he has educated and entertained audiences around the world on every aspect of digital and print publishing including the Intelligent Content Conference, Gilbane Content Management, the Henry Stewart DAM conference, XPLOR, Seybold Conferences, ePublishing (Denmark), the I S & T Annual Conference, and Prepress Asia. You can reach Thad at: thad@thefutureofpublishing.com.

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