THOMAS KRICHEL works in the area of digital libraries for scholarly communication. His main claim to fame is the creation of the RePEc digital library for economics. He is working on two projects, ARIW and AuthorClaim that extend fundamental concepts coming from RePEc to all disciplines. He has created the Open Library Society to support this work.
Since January 2001, he has taught in the Palmer School of Library and Information Science at Long Island University. Since July 2005, he supervises a few students in the Faculty of Information Technology of Novosibirsk State University.