Once again, we’re delighted to announce a new member of the One Repo Advisory Board. One of the important directions we want to go with The One Repo is presenting the metadata of all the world’s open-access publications as Linked Data. To help us figure out the many issues involved in doing this right, we’ve brought in Rob Sanderson, a world expert in Linked Data and especially it use in the bibliographic realm.
Rob and I go way back: we were both members of the Z39.50 Implementors Group in the late 1990s, and worked together on the specifications for CQL and ZeeRex. Since then, he’s gone on to work with Herbert Van de Sompel at LANL and is now Technical Collaboration Manager at Stanford University Library.
Rob is co-chair and co-editor of the W3C’s Web Annotation Working Group, and lead editor for the International Image Interoperability Framework. He’s involved in the BibFrame discussions regarding bibliographic linked open data, and with the Hydra repository‘s transition to Linked Data.