Jeffrey Pomerantz is an independent consultant and evaluator with over 15 years' experience working with information organizations of all kinds. He is the author of the book Metadata, from the MIT Press. Pomerantz is an Associate Editor of the Open Access Directory, and is active in the OA movement. He received his PhD in Information Science from Syracuse University, and his Masters in Library & Information Science from Simmons College. Pomerantz was an Associate Professor in the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill during the development and initial offering of this course.