Herbert Van de Sompel
Information Scientist Los Alamos National Laboratory
Herbert Van de Sompel is an Information Scientist at the Los Alamos National Laboratory and, for 15 years, has led the Prototyping Team. The Team does research regarding various aspects of scholarly communication in the digital age, including information infrastructure, interoperability, and digital preservation. Herbert has played a major role in creating the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting, the Open Archives Initiative Object Reuse & Exchange specifications, the OpenURL Framework for Context-Sensitive Services, the SFX linking server, the bX scholarly recommender service, info URI, Web Annotation, ResourceSync, Memento "time travel for the Web", Robust Links, and Signposting the Scholarly Web. He graduated in Mathematics and Computer Science at Ghent University, Belgium, and holds a Ph.D. in Communication Science from the same university.