William Y. Arms is Professor of Computer Science at Cornell University. He has a background in mathematics, operational research, and computing, with degrees from Oxford University, the London School of Economics, Sussex University and Dartmouth College. He has very broad experience in applying computing to academic activities, notably educational computing, computer networks, digital libraries, and electronic publishing. His career includes positions as Vice Provost for computing at Dartmouth College, Vice President for Computing at Carnegie Mellon University, and Vice President of the Corporation for National Research Initiatives. He is currently chair of the Publications Board of the Association for Computing Machinery, editor-in-chief of D-Lib Magazine and on the Management Board of the MIT Press. MIT Press published his book, Digital Libraries, in November 1999. You may contact him by e-mail at wya@cs.cornell.edu.