Simone is LIBER’s Projects Manager. He brings 15 years of experience in academic libraries and research centers to his role at LIBER.
In his career he led information management, R&D and outreach programs focused on the technologies, policies, and best practices that support the long–term stewardship, access, and impact of digital research outputs and digital cultural heritages. In his current position he heads the portfolio of projects LIBER participates in, including AARC2, EOSCpilot, EUDAT, FOSTER+, HuMetricsHSS, OpenAIRE, and OpenMinTeD.
Before joining LIBER, Simone was Head, Scholarly Communication Services at Columbia University in the City of New York, USA, and formerly Systems Librarian and Digital Repository Manager at the University of Bologna, Italy.
Simone holds a Ph.D. in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a Graduate Certificate in Open Source Software Science and Technology from the University of Bologna, Italy, and a Masters Degree in Library Science from the University of Parma, Italy.
LIBER’s strategy and portfolio of EU projects demonstrates our commitment to advance the agenda or research libraries throughout Europe and I am very much looking forward to connecting and working with LIBER’s community in relation to our current and future EU-funded project work