Timothy W. Cole is Mathematics Librarian and Coordinator for Library Applications in the Center for Informatics Research in Science and Scholarship at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Prior appointments at Illinois include: Interim Head of Library Digital Services and Development, Systems Librarian for Digital Projects, and Assistant Engineering Librarian for Information Services. His research interests include metadata, Linked Open Data, digital library interoperability, annotation systems, and XML-based library applications. He is Principal Investigator for Exploring the Bene ts for Users of Linked Open Data for Digitized Special Collections, a research project funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. He is Co-PI for Emblematica Online.
Myung-Ja (“MJ”) Han is a Metadata Librarian/Associate Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her main responsibilities consist of developing application pro les for digital collections and evaluating and enhancing cataloging and metadata work ows. Her research interests include interoperability of metadata, issues of bibliographic control in the for Emblematica Online.
Mara R. Wade is a Professor in the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her research focuses on early modern studies, with special emphasis on court studies and emblematics. She is PI for Emblematica Online (funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities). Her most recent edited volumes include Emblem Digitization: Conducting Digital Research with Renaissance Texts and Images, Early Modern Literary Studies, Special Issue 20 (2012); with Sara C. Smart, The Palatine Wedding of 1613: Protestant Alliance and Court Festival (Wiesbaden, 2013); and Gender Matters: Discourses of Violence in Early Modern Literature and the Arts (Amsterdam, 2014). She is the editor of Emblematica: An Interdisciplinary Journal for Emblem Studies.