Editorial Staff Biographies

K. Matthew Dames, JD, MLS

Founder & Editor in Chief

K. Matthew Dames is the President and Managing Partner of Seso Group LLC, a strategy and advisory firm that helps organizations create, find, deliver, protect, and share digital information assets. Seso Group LLC is the publisher of

Kevin has broad and extensive experience in business, law, multimedia, music, journalism and information science. During his career, Kevin has completed a post-graduate fellowship at one of the nation's largest law libraries; worked as a New York county prosecutor; led and created the intellectual property and bankruptcy practices for the legal department of a $1 billion dollar company; and has written extensively on information science, music and legal affairs for several online and print publications.

In addition to serving clients and editing, Kevin also is a disc jockey and percussionist.

Kevin is a honors graduate of Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies, and a graduate of the Northeastern University School of Law, where he was awarded the Nelson Mandela scholarship. In 2002, Kevin was inducted into Beta Phi Mu, the international information science honors society.

Kevin works from locations in Washington, D.C. and New York. He may be reached at mail [at]

Stephen E. Arnold

Founding Editor

Stephen E. Arnold is an information professional whose broad experience ranges across the areas of electronic publishing, system design, development and testing, strategic and tactical information planning, and database design. For most of his 20-year career in the information industries, Steve has successfully implemented a combination of technology, financial, and business strategy related to online systems and software. He has become an expert in the analysis and creation of specifications, plans, budgets, and strategies for online information systems.

Steve is recognized as one of the nation’s leading authorities in database design and online systems, and has been involved with creating or improving a number of large scale online systems for such organizations as US West, the Thomson Corporation, ABI/INFORM, John Wiley & Sons, and the executive branch of government (including the White House).

Steve’s work has brought him several accolades. In 2003, he received the Malcolm Hill Lectureship Award from the New York State Library Association/Tri-County Library System for his lecture on the technical and financial aspects of social network technology. In 1998, he received The Gale Group/Online, Inc. “Best Technical Paper in 1997” for his analysis of push technology and its impact on commercial online services. In 1989, Mr. Arnold received the Eagleton Lectureship Award from the American Society of Information Science for his work to date in online systems.

Steve holds a B.A. (summa cum laude) and M.A. degree from Bradley University. He works frequently in Washington, D.C. and New York City, and is based in Harrod’s Creek, Kentucky.

Revised: April 15, 2005 (CSS)
Written: March 22, 2004 (KMD)