innovation in metadata design, implementation & best practice

Mike Lauruhn

Technology Research Director,
Elsevier Labs,
Portland, Oregon, United States
Independent Member

Mike Lauruhn is a librarian working as Research Technology Director at Elsevier Labs. His current research areas include Linked Data, taxonomies and ontologies, mark-up and annotation, research data lifecycles, and other issues affecting research communications. Before joining Labs in 2010, he was a consultant with Taxonomy Strategies LLC working with numerous private companies, nonprofits, and government agencies to help define and implement taxonomies and metadata schemas. He began his library career cataloging at the California Newspaper Project at the Center for Bibliographic Studies & Research at the University of California, Riverside.

Mike received his M.L.S. from UCLA. In addition to his work at Elsevier, he is active with the DCMI community, is a member of the Education & Outreach Committee's Linked Data for Professional Education (LD4PE) initiative, and served as co-Program Chair for the DCMI annual conference in 2010.