Wolfram has been Director of Göttingen State and University Library since 2014. Prior to that, he was Associate Director at the Bodleian Libraries of the University of Oxford, UK.
He is currently leading several strategic projects in the areas of scholarly communication, open access, research data and digital transformation for the University of Göttingen and for the library in Göttingen, for example in the context of LIBER and the Research Data Alliance (RDA). In addition, he teaches Information science with a specialization in Scholarly Communication and Open Science at Humboldt University Berlin.
He has acted as advisor to several bodies and initiatives, e.g. the European Commission, the German Research Foundation, or Nature’s journal “Scientific Data“. Prior to that, he was Chief Information Officer for Scholarly Information at Bielefeld University, where he was responsible for strategic development of the institutional services for content, data and tools in research and education between 2007 and 2011. He has also served as European project manager at Göttingen State and University Library and as head of Publishing Services at the Academic Library Centre in Cologne. A biologist by training, Wolfram worked in the field of computational neuroscience before actively turning his attention towards scholarly communication and libraries.
Libraries are at the heart of today’s digital transformation in research and scholarly communication. With LIBER’s strategic initiatives we are best placed to facilitate our goal of transparent research processes and open science, both at institutional and international levels.