Hao-Ren Ke was born on June 29, 1967 in Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China. He received his B.S. degree in 1989 and Ph.D. degree in 1993, both in Computer and Information Science, from National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan, R.O.C. Now he is a professor of Graduate Institute of Library and Information Studies and the university librarian at National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU). He is the President of the biggest library association in Taiwan – Library Association of the Republic of China (Taiwan), and the former Presidents of Interlibrary Cooperation Association (ILCA) and Chinese Association of Library and Information Science Education (CALISE).
His main research interests include library performance measurement, digital library/archives, library and information system, information retrieval, Web mining, and digital humanities. By using his technical expertise, he devotes himself to helping academic and research libraries in Taiwan move toward digital libraries. For example, he built mirror sites for many important A&I databases including SCI/SSCI, Ei Compendex in late 1990s. He developed the Interlibrary Loan Networking System for Taiwanese Libraries, which significantly expedites the interlibrary loan process in Taiwan. He also plays an important technical role in the operation of the biggest Taiwan academic & research library consortium– CONCERT (CONsortium on Core Electronic Resources in Taiwan).
Hao-Ren Ke has been participating in TELDAP (and the forerunner NSC projects on digital archives) for nearly ten years. The digital museums Web sites created by his team focus on Taiwanese Native artists, including YuYu Yang (sculptor), Hsin-Chin Liu (cartoonist), Tai-Hsiang Li (musician), and Cloud Gate (dancing theatre).