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Kai Eckert

Chair of Chris Bizer, University of Mannheim

Kai Eckert is a research associate at the Chair of Chris Bizer, University of Mannheim, where he leads the infrastructure development of the EU funded project DM2E (Digitised Manuscripts to Europeana). Kai Eckert is a computer and information scientist with master degrees from the University of Mannheim (Computer Science, Business Informatics) and the Humboldt-University of Berlin (MA LIS). He worked several years as software developer, before he joined the university again to work towards a doctorate with his thesis on usage-driven maintenance of knowledge organization systems. From 2010 to 2012, Kai Eckert worked for the Mannheim University Library as subject specialist and deputy head of the IT department. He developed the Linked Data Service of the library, providing the first publication of a library catalogue as Linked Data in Germany. He was member of the W3C Provenance Incubator Group and the W3C Library Linked Data Incubator Group. Currently, he participates in the W3C Provenance Working Group and co-chairs the DCMI Metadata Provenance Task Group.