Dean B. Krafft

Affiliation: Cornell University Library

Sector: Library, Archive, Sciences, Humanities, Academic, Research

Country: United States


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Dean B. Krafft is the Chief Technology Strategist and Director of Information Technology at the Cornell University Library. Dr. Krafft focuses his efforts both on the development of a long-term vision for the Library's technology future and on the implementation and support of IT within the Library. On the research side, Dr. Krafft is currently the principal investigator on the Cornell sub-award under the NIH-funded VIVO project (, using semantic web technologies to enable networking of researchers and scholars. He is also one of Cornell’s key personnel on the NSF-funded Data Conservancy project (, focusing on tools and ontologies to support the integration of small and medium-sized scientific datasets into the Data Conservancy’s data curation infrastructure. Prior to joining the Library in 2008, Dr. Krafft served as the Principal Investigator for the National Science Digital Library Core Integration project at Cornell (, and also as Director of Information Technology for Computing and Information Science. He originally came to Cornell as a graduate student in Computer Science in 1976, receiving his Ph.D. in 1981. Since then, he has served in a number of research and IT management roles in Computer Science and Information Science at Cornell. He has an extensive background in digital libraries, serving as the PI on the DARPA-funded Computer Science Technical Reports project and leading the group that invented the Dienst protocol and NCSTRL.

Related Projects:
VIVO, DataStaR, potential use of LOD for library discovery and access

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