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Published: March 15, 2001.


Carl Lagoze
Digital Library Scientists
Cornell University
Department of Computer Science
Ithaca NY
14853 USA

Carl Lagoze is Digital Library Scientist in the Computer Science Department at Cornell University. In this capacity he leads a number of digital library research efforts in the Department and across the university, collaborating with the University Library and Office of Information Technology. Mr. Lagoze's research is funded through a number of NSF, DARPA, and industry grants, most notably a major grant from the multi-agency Digital Libraries Initiative Phase 2. In general, this research can be characterized as investigations into the technical and organizational issues in the development and administration of distributed digital libraries. The recent focus of this research is on policy: What are the policies that need to be asserted to ensure the reliability, security, and preservation of content and services in distributed digital libraries and what are the mechanisms for enforcing those policies? Mr. Lagoze is the co-inventor of Dienst, a widely deployed protocol and architecture for distributed document libraries. He is also the co-author of the Warwick Framework, a modular metadata model for digital content, which is a conceptual basis for the Resource Description Framework (RDF), now a WWW metadata standard. Mr. Lagoze's professional activities include serving on the advisory committee of the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative, serving on the program committee of U.S. and international digital library conferences, and numerous talks both in the U.S. and internationally on his research on metadata and digital library architecture.

Carl will demonstrate The Open Archives Protocol and CIMI OAI Repository