Herbert Van de Sompel
Herbert Van de Sompel graduated in Mathematics and Computer Science at Ghent University, and in 2000,
obtained a Ph.D. there. For many years, he was Head of Library Automation at Ghent University. After
having left Ghent in 2000, he has been Visiting Professor in Computer Science at Cornell University, and
Director of e-Strategy and Programmes at the British Library. Currently, he is the team leader of the
Digital Library Research and Prototyping Team at the Research Library of the Los Alamos National Laboratory.
Herbert Van de Sompel has played a major role in creating the Open Archives Protocol for Metadata Harvesting,
the OpenURL Framework for Context-Sensitive Services, the SFX linking server, and info URI.
He currently focuses his attention on the Open Archives Initiative Object Re-Use & Exchange effort (ORE)
and on the MESUR project that researches usage-based indicators of scholarly impact.
See also his personal homepage at
Bielefeld University Library