Dean Krafft
Dean B. Krafft
Chief Technology Strategist
Cornell University Library
Senior Research Associate
Cornell Information Science
201 Olin Library
Ithaca, NY 14853
Phone: 607-255-9214
Fax: 607-255-6788

Cornell University Library

I am the Chief Technology Strategist for the Cornell University Library, and the first person in this new senior-level Library position. As CTS, I focus my efforts on the development of a long-term vision for the Library's technology future. I also serve as an ambassador for collaborative technology initiatives across the University, as well as national and international efforts. You can read more about this position in a press release from the Cornell University Library.

Within Cornell, I serve as the Library's representative on the campus-wide IT Managers Council, and focus on a number of issues including IT policy and computer security.

Information Science Research

I also have an appointment as a Senior Research Associate in Information Science. In that role, I am currently the Principal Investigator for the NSF-funded National Science Digital Library Project at Cornell., leading the effort to develop new technology strategies and directions for the NSDL.

My personal research interests also include ensuring the availability in the digital world of pre-digital published and manuscript materials, as well as related issues on copyright, the public domain, and public access to older and out-of-print materials.

For lists of papers and presentations, please see my curriculum vitae.


My personal interests include family history and what is loosely called "folk" music (ranging from old English ballads through modern singer/songwriters). I maintain a set of web pages on the Hunting/Huntting Family. I also have a family website at, and a Flickr photo site at

Last Updated on September 12, 2008