Dr. Herbert Van De Sompel
Digital Library Researcher, Research Library, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Recipient of the 2005 Contributions to Information Science and Technology Award
Dr. Herbert Van de Sompel is receiving the LACASIS 2005 “Contributions to Information Science and Technology Award” in recognition of his contributions to library automation, standards, and interoperability. He is the principal author of SFX, which became the OpenURL Framework for Context-Sensitive Services. OpenURL continues to expand in scope to link objects from multiple namespaces, promising to transform scholarly communication. The Open Archives Initiative, which he started with Paul Ginsparg, and the associated Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH), now comprise the set of standards that enable interoperability across repositories. The "info" Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) Scheme for Information Assets with Identifiers in Public Namespaces, which currently has the IETF status of an Internet-draft, finally may make Internet identifiers persistent. He has contributed to many related standards efforts and has published widely. Dr. Van de Sompel’s contributions have taken us several steps closer to creating a “global digital library” that will link collections and services around the world.
Date: Thursday February 16, 2006
6:30pm Networking & Social Time
Dinner choice of:
- Savory Butternut Squash Ravioli with rock shrimp, Chinese snow peas and warm lightly curried red pepper vinaigrette
- Stuffed Breast of Chicken Florentine with spinach and mushrooms, baked until tender and served with a Madeira wine sauce
- Vegetarian Entrée
All served with salad, tiramisu, & coffee/tea
ASIST Members: $32.00
Location: UCLA Faculty Center (http://facultycenter.ucla.edu/)
Directions: (480 Charles Young Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90095): From the 405 freeway take the Sunset Blvd. exit and go east. Turn right on Hilgard Avenue then turn right on Westholme (the second traffic light) and enter the UCLA campus. Go to the parking and information kiosk to your right and ask for parking directions. The Faculty Center is the first building on your right.
A day parking pass is $8.00.