Dean Krafft

Chief Technology Strategist and Director of IT
Ithaca, NY
Dr. Dean B. Krafft is the Chief Technology Strategist and Director of Information Technology at the Cornell University Library, where he serves as part of the Library’s senior management team. His academic interests include research data management and curation, digital archiving and preservation, and the use of semantic web technologies to support the discovery of and access to research, researchers, and scholarly information resources. Prior to joining the Library in 2008, Dr. Krafft served as the principal investigator on the NSF-funded National Science Digital Library technical network services project, leading the team that built the library infrastructure and operated the library services. Before that, he served for many years as Director of IT for Computing and Information Science at Cornell. Dr. Krafft received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Cornell University in 1981.