Tom Cramer


Tom Cramer is the Chief Technology Strategist, Assistant University Librarian & Director of Digital Library Systems & Services for the Stanford University Libraries. He directs the technical development and delivery of Stanford’s digital library services, including digitization, management, preservation and access of digital resources that support teaching, learning and research.

He is the founder and a driver of the International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF), and serves as the Chair of its Coordinating Committee. He is a founder of the Samvera (formerly Hydra) community, and the first adopter and an active contributor to Blacklight, two successful open source projects rooted in higher education that provide rich and robust solutions for digital asset management and discovery. Tom frequently leads workshops on digital preservation,co-directs PASIG (the Preservation and Archiving Special Interest Group), is a founding member of the Fedora repository steering group, and serves on the steering committees for Open Repositories and the International Internet Preservation Coalition (IIPC). He is a member of the DuraSpace Board of Directors. 

Tom joined the Stanford Libraries in 2005; prior to that, he served as the Director of Middleware and Integration Services and Director of Technology Infrastructure at Stanford University. In these roles, he directed the development, strategy and support for the University’s enterprise systems for access and identity management, and its Unix infrastructure.

Before joining Stanford, he worked as both a management consultant and in business development in various IT-related companies.

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