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John Kunze

John Kunze


Digital Preservation (UC3)


Associate Director


John provides analysis, design, programming, leadership, and communications support for all aspects of CDL's digital preservation and curation activities.


John Kunze is a preservation technologist for the California Digital Library. With a background in computer science and mathematics, he wrote software that comes pre-installed on Linux and Apple operating systems. He has also contributed heavily to the standardization of URLs, Dublin Core metadata, and web archiving.

Professional Interests

  • Identifiers
  • Metadata
  • Protocols
  • Simplicity

Committees/ Affiliations

  • NISO
  • DCMI
  • IIPC
  • program committees (JCDL, ECDL, IWAW, et al)