Robert Sanderson

Semantic Architect

Dr Robert Sanderson is the Semantic Architect for the J. Paul Getty Trust, working to ensure the availability of the organization's content in a usable way via open standards including Web Annotations, Linked Open Usable Data and IIIF. He is a leader in several international efforts in the information science world, including IIIF, semantic standards in the W3C, and cultural heritage data models. He is the co-chair of the W3C Open Annotation group, and former chair of the Working Group that brought it to technical recommendation. He is also co-chair of the W3C JSON-LD and Art & Culture Community Groups. Previously he was an information standards advocate at Stanford University Libraries, an information scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory and a Lecturer in Computer Science at the University of Liverpool. His research focused on the areas of cultural heritage and scholarly communication, especially with regards to digital humanities and annotation.