University Graduations & professional activities
Degree in Sociology from Saarland University (Diplom-Soziologe, M.A. equivalent), PhD in Information Science from Saarland University.
Lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences Graubünden (Switzerland) at the department of Information Science
Visiting Lecturer at the Media University, Stuttgart, Germany
2022- : Associate of scidecode science consulting – De Castro, Herb, Rothfritz GbR
2020- : Head of the Publication and Research Support Department of the Saarland University and State Library (Saarländische Universitäts- und Staatsbibliothek, SULB)
2017-2018: Freelance consultant for Ourouk Consulting, Paris.
2016-2020: Head of Acquisitions at the Saarland University and State Library
2011- : Freelance science consultant
2001- : Project manager and Open Access expert at Saarland University
Memberships in Working Groups and Boards
Membership in various working groups on scientific publishing, e.g. Working Group on Electronic Publishing of the German Initiative for Network Information (DINI e.V.), Working Group on the Scientific Publication System within the framework of the priority initiative “Digital Information” of the Alliance of Science Organisations in Germany as nominated by the German Rectors’ Conference (Hochschulrektorenkonferenz, HRK), Learned Society of Information Science in the German-speaking countries (board member since 03/2017). Member of the chapter “Cultural Theory and Cultural Research” of the Austrian Society for Sociology ÖGS and advisory board member of the research project “Open Access in Vocational Education and Training Research” of the Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training BIBB.
Former memberships: Sounding Board “Communicating Open Science” of the Max-Planck-Society (2013), Open Access Working Group of the Leibniz Association, expert group “Copyright for the Information Society” of the Google Collaboratory, Society for Science and Technology Research /Gesellschaft für Wissenschafts- und Technikforschung e.V. (GWTF).
Fellow of the innoSci Future Lab of the German Stifterverband
Fellow of the Road2Openness Programme of the German Stifterverband
Reviewer activities, Memberships in Editorial Boards
Member of the editorial boards of the journals Information, Wissenschaft & Praxis and Young Information Scientist. Reviewer for various scientific journals, e.g. Scientometrics, Information – Open Access Information Science Journal, First Monday, Zeitschrift für Hochschulentwicklung, Mitteilungen der Vereinigung Österreichischer Bibliothekarinnen & Bibliothekare, Technikfolgenabschätzung – Theorie und Praxis (TATuP), Young Information Scientist and Information, Wissenschaft & Praxis. Reviewer of applications for funding from the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft DFG), the Leibniz Association (Leibniz Competition), swissuniversities and the Tyrolean Science Funding Programme.
Publications & Miscellaneous
Project experience from numerous university and freelance projects.
Extensive experience with qualitative and quantitative methods of data collection and analysis.
Numerous scientific publications and talks at scientific conferences.
An oversight on publications, talks, presentations and projects can be found in profiles at Google Scholar or ORCID (0000-0002-3500-3119) or under scinoptica.com.
Social media profiles can be found on Twitter at @scinoptica, on Mastodon and LinkedIn.