Editorial and Advisory Board
Alessandro Pierno (Head)
He is married to his lovely wife Sara and Samuele’s proud dad. He loves his bicycle, go camping and, obviously, Pearl Jam.
Antony J. Williams
Antony (Tony) J. Williams is a PhD NMR spectroscopist and has worked in academia, a Fortune 500 company, two start-up cheminformatics companies, a scientific publisher and, now, for the US Government.
He spent ten years at ACD/Labs (http://www.acdlabs.com) and as their Chief Science Officer focused on web-based technologies and automated chemical structure verification and elucidation platforms. In his spare time he pursued a hobby project, the ChemSpider database (www.chemspider.com) which was acquired by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC). Tony became their VP of Strategic Development and continued to develop cheminformatics tools, specifically ChemSpider. He was the technical lead for the chemistry aspects of the Open PHACTS project (http://www.openphacts.org), a project focused on the delivery of open data, open source and open systems to support the pharmaceutical sciences. He was also the technical lead for the UK National Chemical Database Service (http://cds.rsc.org/) and the RSC lead for the PharmaSea project (http://www.pharma-sea.eu/) attempting to identify novel natural products from the ocean.
In 2015 he become a Computational Chemist in the National Center for Computational Toxicology at the Environmental Protection Agency where he is focused on the delivery of a new software architecture for the management and delivery of data, algorithms and visualization tools. The “Chemistry Dashboard” (https://comptox.epa.gov) provides access to data associated with over 700,000 chemicals. He is widely published with over 200 papers and book chapters, is the recipient of the Jim Gray Award for eScience (2012) and the North Carolina ACS Distinguished Speaker Award (2016).
Simona Turbanti is librarian at the University of Pisa. After a four years degree in humane letters (with a thesis in Library and information science on an ancient books collection) and a master in Library and information science at the University of Pisa, in December 2016 she obtained a PhD in Library and information science at Sapienza University of Rome with a research on the internationalization and vitality of Italian Library and information science studies, a critical analysis and experimentation of bibliometric methods.
Her main research interests are focused on cataloguing, scientific communication, research assessment, bibliometrics and altmetrics. She has authored about forty papers and four book and she is involved in research projects at Sapienza University of Rome and University of Pisa.
Teacher in many academic courses and training courses for librarians. Speaker in many national and international seminars and workshops.
She loves writing, riding her motorbike and trekking on the mountains.
Gustaf Nelhans is Senior Lecturer at the Swedish School of Library and Information Science (SSLIS) at University of Borås, Sweden. He received his Ph.D. in Theory of Science and Research at University of Gothenburg, Sweden in 2013. His research focuses on the performativity of scientometric indicators as well as on the theory, methodology and research policy aspects of the scholarly publication in scientific practice. Presently his focus of interest inclines towards other forms of impact measure such as the professional impact of research, e.g. in clinical guidelines and treatment recommendations. This fall he will lead a work package on research impact in health sciences in the project Data4Impact funded in the Horizon 2020 programme.
Researcher and Lecturer at the University of Macerata since 2007, he worked at the Italian Ministry of Culture as coordinator of National Archives web information systems (since 1986). Presently he is pro-rector for ICT and information systems at the University of Macerata, where he is lecturer in Information Science applied to Cultural Heritage, Communication and Digital Humanities. He is one of the coordinator of the UniMC network of research for Social Sciences and ICT and President of the UniMC “PlayMarche srl” spin-off company. He is member of the UniMC doctoral board for Communication, Psychology and Social studies.
His current research interests focus on 2 lines: interface quality, usability evaluation and users interaction with cultural and archival web content; administrative and conservation metadata, semantic marking. He took part to several international conferences on such topics, even organizing and chairing tutorials and workshops, and he recently edited, with Milena Dobreva (University of Malta) and Andy O’Dwyer (BBC), the book User Studies for Digital Libraries Development, Facet Publishing, London. In August 2013 he directed the 2nd International Summer School in Policies and Practices in Access to Digital Archives, funded by CEI and OSF.
Member since 2003 of the MINERVA european working group on cultural web quality, co-author of the European and Italian edition of the Handbook of quality of cultural web sites, the Quality Principles for cultural Web sites: a handbook and the Handbook on of cultural web user interaction, he was scientific coordinator of the State Archives, the Marche and Umbria Italian Regions workspaces for the MICHAEL digital collections survey project. Member of the direction board 2010-2013 of Associazione Italiana Documentazione avanzata, of the Scientific direction board of Italian Central Institute for Archives and of SEEDI (South East European countries Digitization Initiative) network, since 2016 of Open Edition Italian scientific commitee.