Appendix B. About the Author

Charles W. Bailey, Jr. is the Assistant Dean for Digital Library Planning and Development at the University of Houston Libraries. From 1987 to 2003, he served as Assistant Dean for Systems at the University of Houston Libraries. Previously, he served as the head of the systems department at an academic medical library, a systems librarian at a research library, a technical writer at a bibliographic utility, and a media librarian at an academic media center. He holds master's degrees in information and library science and instructional media and technology.

In 1989, Bailey established PACS-L, a mailing list about public-access computers in libraries, and The Public-Access Computer Systems Review, one of the first scholarly electronic journals published on the Internet. He served as Editor-in-Chief of this free, peer-reviewed e-journal until the end of 1996. In that year, he made available the first version of the Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography, a free electronic book that is regularly updated. In 1997, a resource directory was added to the bibliography, and, in 2001, a Weblog was added (the Weblog became available via the SEPW mailing list in 2003).

Bailey also established Public-Access Computer Systems News, an electronic newsletter, in 1990, and he co-edited this publication until 1992. He founded the PACS-P mailing list for announcing the publication of selected e-serials in 1992, and he has moderated this list since then.

In recognition of his early electronic publishing efforts, Bailey was given a Network Citizen Award by the Apple Library in 1992 and the first LITA/Library Hi Tech Award for Outstanding Achievement in Communicating to Educate Practitioners Within the Library Field in Library and Information Technology in 1993. Bailey was profiled in the Movers & Shakers 2003: The People Who Are Shaping the Future of Libraries supplement to the March 15, 2003 issue of Library Journal.

In 2005, Bailey published the Open Access Bibliography: Liberating Scholarly Literature with E-Prints and Open Access Journals, a printed book that was made freely available in electronic form. He also established DigitalKoans, a Weblog that provides commentary on scholarly electronic publishing and digital culture issues.

Bailey has served as co-editor of Advances in Library Automation and Networking and on the editorial boards of Library Computing and Reference Services Review. In 1988, he served as the first Vice Chairperson of the Library and Information Technology Association's Imagineering Interest Group, and he subsequently served as its Chairperson. He is a frequent contributor of reviews to Current Cites.

Mr. Bailey has written numerous papers about scholarly electronic publishing and artificial intelligence applications in libraries. (See for a more complete description of his publications.)

His e-mail address is

Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography > Table of Contents > Appendix B. About the Author

Bailey, Charles W., Jr. Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography. Houston: University of Houston Libraries, 1996-2005.