David Bainbridge is a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Waikato in New Zealand where he leads the New Zealand Digital Library research project. He is an advocate of open source software, and an active coder on the Greenstone digital library software (amongst others), one of the key outputs from the research programme at Waikato.

David’s research interests include multimedia content analysis and human computer interaction, in addition to digital libraries. He has published widely on these areas, including the book How to build a digital library, with colleagues Witten and Nichols, now into its second edition. David graduated with a Bachelors of Engineering in Computer Science from Edinburgh University, and undertook his PhD in Computer Science at Canterbury University, New Zealand as a Commonwealth Scholar.

Dana McKay is a Senior Lecturer in Innovative Interactive Technologies at RMIT University. Dana has a longstanding interest in how people find, use and interact with information. The primary goals of her research are to make it easier for information seekers to find the best information for them at the time when they need it. She has extensively researched the limitations of online browsing, and has won several best paper awards and honourable mentions.

Dana has a long publication history in this field, but also considerable practical experience, having worked as a user experience expert in an academic library for ten years. This gives her a particular insight into the real-world challenges of making usable systems that connect users with information in unfamiliar topics.

George Buchanan is Associate Professor and Director of the iSchool at the University of Melbourne. He has previously worked at Swansea University, City, University of London and University College London, and led the Human-Computer Interaction Group at City from 2012–2016. Having collaborated with David and Dana on the New Zealand Digital Library Project, he is also well-known for his work on mobile interaction and user interaction in medical devices.

In digital libraries, George has written extensively both on improved interfaces and system design. He has developed systems that integrate searching and browsing, and digital and physical library interactions. A particular focus has been on reading, both in depth and cursory.