Dr. Gary Marchionini, Cary C. Boshamer Distinguished Professor at the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been appointed to a four year term on the Biomedical Library and Informatics Review Committee of the National Library of Medicine. The National Library of Medicine "is the world's largest medical library," providing research services and information for health care and biomedicine.
Marchionini's current projects include: "Usability of Personal Health Records," a project funded by the National Cancer Institute; " Integration of Data and Interfaces to Enhance Human Understanding of Government Statistics: Toward the National Statistical Knowledge Network," a collaborative project funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF); The Open Video Project, the development of a digital video repository; "Agile Views for video browsing: Advanced surrogates, control mechanisms and usability," an NSF-funded project to develop and test interfaces for video retrieval and browsing; "Annotating Structured Documents" a project supported by Microsoft; and "Preserving Video Objects and Context: A Demonstration Project," supported by an NSF-Library of Congress grant intended to develop strategies for preserving digital video context.
Among his professional activities, Marchionini is this year's conference chair of the Joint Conference on Digital Libraries 2006, an international conference that will be hosted by SILS in Chapel Hill, N.C. June 11 to 15.
Marchionini specializes in information seeking in electronic environments, human-computer interaction, digital libraries, information design and information policy. He teaches courses in human-information interaction, interface design and testing and digital libraries.