January 19, 2022

New CNI Podcast: Herbert Van de Sompel on the Decentralized Web

The following interview with Herbert Van de Sompel was recorded at the CNI Fall Meeting in Washington, DC during December 2017.

From EDUCAUSE (via SoundCloud)

Herbert Van de Sompel is a research scientist at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. During the 1-year sabbatical that he spent at DANS in The Netherlands, Herbert familiarized himself with the motivations, standards, and technologies associated with the Decentralized Web movement, especially those that leverage the HTTP protocol stack. During this exercise, Herbert has also explored whether and how these novel approaches could be used as a foundation for a global scholarly commons, and what a minimally viable platform could be.

See Also: Interview: “Four Questions For Award Winner Herbert van de Sompel” + Writing and Video (August 4, 2017)

See Also: Herbert Van de Sompel, Scientist, Los Alamos National Laboratory is the 2017 recipient of the Paul Evan Peters Award (July 26, 2017)

See Also: Video Recording of “Scholarly Communication: Deconstruct & Decentralize?” Lecture at CNI Fall 2017

See Also: More Presentations by Herbert Van de Sompel

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