Michael Jon Jensen has been at the interface between digital technologies and scholarly/academic publishing since the
late 1980s, and is writing this in the third person because
it's a prerequisite for search engine optimization, especially with a popular
name like Michael Jensen. His standard bio blurb goes like this:
In 2002 Michael Jensen was appointed Director of Web Communications
for the National Academies.
He remains Director of Publishing
Technologies at the National Academies Press,
which makes more than 3600
books (more than 600,000 pages) from
the National Academy of Sciences, the
National Academy of Engineering,
the Institute of Medicine, and
the National Research Council
fully browsable and searchable online for free
(www.nap.edu). This site receives more than
1.5 million visitors per month, and boasts of
some of the most advanced search and discovery tools available on any publisher's
site, most of which were initially developed by Mr. Jensen. In 2001, Michael Jensen received the National Academies' "President's Award," its highest staff honor.
Previously, Michael Jensen was Electronic Publisher at the Johns Hopkins
University Press, and Electronic Media Manager at the University of
Nebraska Press. He has been involved in publishing on the Internet
since 1989 and is a frequent speaker and consultant on electronic
publishing issues. He has directed or guided such projects as the
first searchable online publisher's catalog, a dozen major CD-ROM
products, the Gallery of the Open Frontier, the online publication of
several large reference works for Johns Hopkins University Press,
The Johns Hopkins Online Guide to Literary Theory & Criticism
(winner of the Association of American Publisher's 1997 "Best Electronic Product
– Internet – Social
and Walker's Mammals of the
World Online, as well as the pioneering online journals project of the Johns Hopkins University
Press, Project Muse, which made more than 5,000 articles from 42 journals
available for institutional online subscription in HTML format.
Mr. Jensen, with the Academies, is also currently technical partner of the
(http://www.historycooperative.org), which makes
the works of the most prestigious journals in History available online
to subscribing institutions. He is also the inventor of
puzzles, and editor of the Sustainable Personal Agriculture and Energy
Michael Jon Jensen's Most Recent Publications and Presentations:
The New Metrics of Scholarly Authority The Chronicle of Higher Education Review, cover story, Volume 53, Issue 41, June 15, 2007, by Michael Jensen
The Deep Niche, Journal of Electronic Publishing, Volume 10, No. 2, Spring 2007, by Michael Jensen
Publishing 2012: Current and Future Publishing Issues one-hour presentation to Washington Book Publishers, Washington, 4/2007
Publishing 2012, Preparing for the Future: Digital Strategies for Publishers 10 hours over three days, in partnership with World Bank Publishing and George Washington University, Mexico City, 2/2007
Authority 2.0 and 3.0 (PDF) originally presented at 50th anniversary celebration of Hong Kong University Press, 11/2006
Cover story in Book Business Magazine, 12/2006
Radio Interview on RTHK's "Naked Lunch" (Hong Kong), 24 minutes, RealAudio, 11/29/2006.
Evolution, Intelligent Designers, Climate Change, and the Scholarly Publishing Ecosystem, Keynote speech for the Association of American University Presses' Electronic Publishing Workshop, New Orleans, June 15, 2006.
Evolution, Intelligent Design, Climate Change, and the Scholarly Ecosystem, Keynote speech for the Illinois Association of College and Research Libraries (IACRL) Biannual Meeting, March 30, 2006.
Presses Have Little to Fear From Google, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Point of View, Volume 51, Issue 44, back page, July 7, 2005, by Michael Jensen
Selected Readings on Open Source, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Section: Information Technology, Volume 51, Issue 5, Page B23, Sept. 21, 2004, by Michael Jensen
Invited chapter in A Companion to Digital Humanities (2005), John Unsworth, Susan Schreibman, and Ray Siemens, editors. Local copy of Michael Jensen's "Intermediation and its Malcontents: Validating professionalism in the age of raw dissemination," by Michael Jensen
Discovery, Exploration, Distillation: Implicit Connections, Extractive Power, presentation to the Army's publishing arm by Michael Jensen
Applications of Digitization at The National Academies Press, Newberry Library, May, 2004, Michael Jensen
Beyond Google/Beyond Words, presentation by Michael Jensen at the 2/2003 Science Writers Association meeting, Denver.
Free Access and Increased Sales: The Online Paradox of The National Academies Press, invited presentation by Michael Jensen to the Swedish Library Association's Ebok 2002 in Stockholm, Sweden, November 2002