Dean Krafft

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Dean Krafft


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Short Bio

Dean 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 the Cornell's executive lead on the VIVO project (, using semantic web technologies to enable networking of researchers and scholars. 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.

Interest in LODLAM

I am seeking collaborations to build on the work that we are doing with VIVO, creating the semantic context for research and scholarship as shareable linked open data over common, extensible ontologies; DataStaR, making research datasets discoverable and shareable; and Linked Data for Libraries, extending the VIVO model to include all scholarly information resources. I am interested in sharing the work that we are doing; learning about related projects; and seeking out partners for potential collaborations to advance the use of linked open data in support of research and scholarship across all disciplines.


Library, Archive, Sciences, Humanities, Academic, Research

Linked Open Data Projects

VIVO: An interdisciplinary network enabling collaboration and discovery among scientists across all disciplines (
Web Science 2010 paper: VIVO: Enabling National Networking of Scientists (
DataStaR: A semantic-web-based dataset registry (
The Cornell University Library is in the implementation phase of a new discovery and access system for scholarly information resources based on using linked open data for description, organization, and context.


Cornell University Library