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Introduction: Herbert Van de Sompel

From: Herbert Van de Sompel <hvdsomp@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 15 Jun 2010 12:52:50 +0200
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Hi all,

I am Herbert Van de Sompel. I have wokred in libraries most of my  
life. Currently, I work as an information science researcher at the  
Research Library of the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), in New  
Mexico, USA. Before turning to research (around 1999), I was in charge  
of library automation at Ghent University for about 18 years. In the  
past decade, I have been involved in several standardization efforts  
that focused on applications in academic & research libraries, and  
scholarly communication: OAI-PMH, OpenURL, info URI, and OAI-ORE. I  
was also involved in the design/creation of two commercial tools that  
are marketed to libraries: the SFX linking server and the bX article  
recommender engine.

Currently, I am working with my LANL team and colleagues from other  
institutions on Memento (Time Travel for the Web) and the Open  
Annotation Collaboration. It was working on the OAI-ORE specifications  
that I made a connection with the Linked Data effort, eventually  
resulting in an alignment of the specs with Linked Data best  
practices. In Memento, we have looked into "follow your nose" access  
to resource versions, including versions of Linked Data descriptions.  
And also Open Annotation (no public specs available yet) leverages  
Linked Data principles as it builds on OAI-ORE. Additional information  
is available at http://public.lanl.gov/herbertv/



Herbert Van de Sompel
Digital Library Research & Prototyping
Los Alamos National Laboratory, Research Library
tel. +1 505 667 1267

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