GIANNIS TSAKONAS, GREECE
Library & Information Center, University of Patras
Giannis Tsakonas is Deputy Director of the Library & Information Center, University of Patras, Greece. He holds a BA in Librarianship from the Department of Archives and Library Sciences, Ionian University, Greece and a PhD in Information Science from the same Department. In the past he has worked in the frame of numerous projects concerning the development of digital libraries, while he has served the Program Committee of many national and international conferences. He is a member of the Editorial Boards of the International Journal on Digital Libraries and Heal-Journal, the newly established journal of the Greek academic libraries. He is also a member of EEBEP, LIBER and ASIST, while from 2004 and on he provides services to E-LIS, the international subject repository in librarianship and information science (with a short spell in the Executive Board). His research interests include digital libraries and user-centered digital library evaluation, information behavior, ontologies, visual communication and data visualization.