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Cornell University

The Cornell University Library began exploring Semantic Web ideas, tools, and data in 2003 through Metadata Working Group forums [1] addressing ontologies, RDF, the National Science Digital Library (NSDL) [2] , and the Resource Description and Access (RDA) guidelines [3] . The NSF-funded National Science Digital Library project in the Department of Computer Science at Cornell provided technical leadership, including system design and software development, in defining metadata for educational resources and developing tools for large-scale metadata harvesting and integration. Dean Krafft co-authored an influential paper [4] calling for a resource-centric overlay network capable of “ represent[ing] the diversity of relationships among the content, agents, services, standards, and the other entities in the NSDL context. The relationships must be expressed in an extensible ontology, so that other systems are able to use and reuse the relationship structure.” Krafft has also served as Principal Investigator on the NSDL Technical Network Services project for two intervals since 2005.