Eric considers himself to be a librarian first and a computer user second. His professional goal is to discover new ways to use computers to increase library collections and improve library services. Some of his more notable investigations have surrounded the automatic collection of electronic serials, the indexing of open access content, and the personalization of library websites. The vast majority of Eric's publications are available online, and the same is true for all the software he has written. Eric has been practicing open access publishing and open source software distribution since before the phrases were coined. In his spare time, he can be seen folding defective floppy discs into intricate origami flora and fauna.