Jonathan Crabtree

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Mr Jonathan Crabtree

Professional Title: CTO/IT Director
Other: Assistant Director for Cyberinfrastructure

Primary domain: Information and Library Science

Organization name: Odum Institute UNC Chapel Hill

Organization type: Academia/Research

City / Country: Chapel Hill - United States


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Crabtree is Assistant Director for Cyberinfrastructure at the Odum Institute for Research in Social Science at UNC Chapel Hill. The institute’s social science data archive is one of the oldest and most extensive in the country. As assistant director, Crabtree completely revamped the institute’s technology infrastructure and has positioned the institute to assume a leading national role in information archiving. His current efforts include working on the NSF Funded DataBridge project building tools to utilize social networking technologies to describe data as well as the NSF Datanet Federation Consortium project building national preservation infrastructure. Crabtree’s experience in information technology and networking as well as his engineering background bring a different perspective to his current role. Crabtree joined the institute more than twenty years ago and is responsible for designing and maintaining the technology infrastructure that supports the institute’s wide array of services. Before moving to the social science side of campus he was an information systems technologist for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. His grounding in medical information technology adds to his education and training in electrical engineering, library and information science, digital preservation, computer science, economics, geographic information systems, hydrology and geomorphology.