Reinhard Altenhöner

Deputy Director General, Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin

Reinhard is Deputy Director General of the Staatsbibliothek Berlin/Preußischer Kulturbesitz. The focus of his activities is on digital services and process reorganization with special emphasis on metadata management, digital archiving, and strategic process management. Until 2015, he was responsible for the Information Infrastructure and Conservation department in the German National Library (DNB). Based on his experience in previous positions in Bonn, Münster, and Mainz, he has expertise in the areas of IT infrastructure, digital library services, long-term archiving, data governance, project and strategy development as well as organizational restructuring. Of interest to him are standardization, data interoperability, and semantic technologies. He is a member in several committees and scientific steering boards and publishes regularly, works as an evaluator for various national and international programs, and has teaching assignments at two universities. He has been associated with OCLC for many years, working with European and US-American colleagues.

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