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John Kunze Staff Profile

John Kunze

Program / Service

Infrastructure and Applications Support

Job Title

Identifier Systems Architect


John provides analysis, design, programming, leadership, and communications support for many of CDL’s digital identifier and metadata activities.


John Kunze is a 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 (EZID, ARK,
  • Metadata (Dublin Core, Dublin Kernel,
  • Microservices (Bagit, Pairtree, Noid, Namaste, ReDD, Checkm, Eggnog)

Committees / Affiliations

  • NISO
  • DCMI
  • IIPC
  • NSF DataONE
  • Program committees (JCDL, ECDL, IWAW, et al)