|Appendix B. About the Author|
Charles W. Bailey, Jr. is the publisher of Digital Scholarship. From 2004 to 2007, he was the Assistant Dean for Digital Library Planning and Development at the University of Houston Libraries. From 1987 to 2003, he served as Assistant Dean for Systems at the University of Houston Libraries. From 1976-1986, he served as the head of the systems department at an academic medical library, a systems librarian at a research library, a technical writer at a bibliographic utility, and a media librarian at an academic media center. He holds master's degrees in information and library science and instructional media and technology. (See the "Brief Resume of Charles W. Bailey, Jr." for more details.)
In 1989, Bailey established PACS-L, a mailing list about public-access computers in libraries, and The Public-Access Computer Systems Review, one of the first freely available scholarly electronic journals published on the Internet. He served as PACS-L Moderator until November 1991 and as Editor-in-Chief of The Public-Access Computer Systems Review until the end of 1996.
In 1990, Bailey and Dana Rooks established Public-Access Computer Systems News, an electronic newsletter, and Bailey co-edited this publication until 1992.
In 1992, he founded the PACS-P mailing list for announcing the publication of selected e-serials, and he moderated this list until 2007.
In recognition of his early electronic publishing efforts, Bailey was given a Network Citizen Award by the Apple Library in 1992 and the first LITA/Library Hi Tech Award for Outstanding Achievement in Communicating to Educate Practitioners within the Library Field in Library and Information Technology in 1993.
In 1996, he established the Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography (SEPB), a free electronic book that has been updated over 70 times.
In 1997, he added Scholarly Electronic Publishing Resources, a directory of Websites relevant to scholarly electronic publishing, to SEPB.
In 2001, he added the Scholarly Electronic Publishing Weblog, which announces new publications of interest between SEPB versions, to the bibliography.
Bailey was profiled in the Movers & Shakers 2003: The People Who Are Shaping the Future of Libraries supplement to the March 15, 2003 issue of Library Journal.
In 2005, Bailey published the Open Access Bibliography: Liberating Scholarly Literature with E-Prints and Open Access Journals, a printed book that was made freely available in electronic form on the Internet, and the "Open Access Webliography" (with Ho).
In 2005, he established DigitalKoans, a Weblog that provides commentary on digital copyright, digital curation, digital repositories, open access, scholarly communication, and other digital information issues.
In 2009, he published the Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography: 2008 Annual Edition as a print-on-demand paperback book.
For more details, see "A Look Back at Twenty Years as an Internet Open Access Publisher."
Bailey has written numerous papers about open access, scholarly electronic publishing, and other topics. See "Selected Publications of Charles W. Bailey, Jr." for a more complete description of his publications.
His e-mail address is digitalscholarship at gmail.com.
Copyright © 1996-2009 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.