Bill Michener (University of New Mexico) is Professor and Director of e-Science Initiatives for University Libraries at the University of New Mexico. He has a PhD in Biological Oceanography from the University of South Carolina and has published extensively in the ecological sciences and information sciences. During the past decade he has directed several large interdisciplinary research and cyberinfrastructure projects including the NSF Biocomplexity Program, the Development Program for the NSF-funded Long-Term Ecological Research Network, and cyberinfrastructure programs that focus on developing information technologies for the ecological and environmental sciences. Presently, he directs the New Mexico EPSCoR Program and is Principal Investigator for DataONE—a large NSF-supported multi-institutional, multi-national program focused on data preservation. He also serves as Data Archives Editor for the Ecological Society of America and as Associate Editor of the Journal of Ecological Informatics.