Focus areas: electronic publishing, science communication & infrastructure, scientific publishing, scientometrics, science research, social media, media & information journalism, science journalism.

Editorial board member  (Information, Wissenschaft & Praxis), Reviewer for several scientific journals (including Scientometrics, Information – Open Access Information Science Journal, First Monday, Zeitschrift für Hochschulentwicklung, Mitteilungen der Vereinigung Österreichischer Bibliothekarinnen & Bibliothekare, Technikfolgenabschätzung – Theorie und Praxis“ (TATuP) and Information, Wissenschaft & Praxis).


  • Saarland University (SULB), project manager  & scientific publishing expert

  • 2012, 2013, 2016, 2017:  Visiting lecturer in Information Science at the Stuttgart Media University (HdM)

  • 2011, 2015, 2016, 2017: Visiting lecturer in Information Science at the University of Applied Sciences in Chur/Switzerland


German diploma (MA equivalent) in Sociology from Saarland University, PhD in Information Science at Saarland University.


Since 2001 project manager for several third-party funded projects (funded mostly through the German Research Foundation DFG) at SULB (Saarland University and Saarland State Library) including:

  • Virtual Library Psychology

  • Digital Psychology Information

  • OPUS 4 (Re-Design of an E-Publishing Software)

  • Open-Access-Statistics

  • JISC Usage Statistics Project, funded by the Joint Information Systems Committee (UK)


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