The Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) Library is leading the Open Science policy of Erasmus University. The EUR has had an Open Access mandate since 2011 and has recently committed itself to FAIR data. As a library director, Matthijs stimulates the development of new services and I am responsible for developing the organization that matches this new field.
Before this role, he had various positions at the National Library of the Netherlands (KB), ranging from online services to collections. He is a member of the editorial board of Informatieprofessional, the Dutch journal on librarianship, and board member and chair of the Open Access working group of LIBER.
In his spare time, Matthijs does does judo and enjoys playing and tinkering with pinball machines.
LIBER is the place for me to tap into the knowledge of colleagues from over 400 research libraries in Europe. Many of them have become friends.