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Ron Chernich: Universal Collaborative Annotations with Thin Clients - Supporting User Feedback to the Atlas of Living Australia
Ron Chernich, Stephen Crawley, and Jane Hunter (University of Queensland)
Ron is a Principal Research Fellow working in the field of metadata management and annotation services for the eResearch Lab within the School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering (ITEE) at the University of Queensland.
Ron has over 30 years of experience in IT working in Australia and overseas in commercial software development.
On returning to Australia from the USA in 1998, Ron joined the Co-operative Research Centre for Distributed Systems (DSTC) at the University of Queensland as the Director of Engineering.
remained with them until the Centre closed in June 2006, driving the development of commercial software products from DSTC research outcomes.
These included dCON, a Java implementation of the Object Management Group
(OMG) cosNotification specification for asynchronous messaging, and MetaSuite, a complete solution for schema independent metadata incorporating editing, validation, searching, and retrieval.
Both systems attracted government, academic, and commercial users.
Currently, Ron is leading the development of a metadata annotation service for mutli-media digital collections that will become part of the Atlas of Living Australia.