Based in Leiden, the Netherlands, Titia coordinates and extends OCLC Research’s work throughout Europe. Titia has all-round expertise in digital library developments and studies trends in research libraries and cultural heritage institutions.
Together with colleagues, Titia carries out surveys and interviews to take the pulse of the OCLC Research Library Partnership. She organizes workshops and symposia to engage the partnership and the wider community in addressing priority areas where library practices are challenged or newly emerging. Titia is actively involved in current priority areas of research support (open access and digital scholarship) and the transition to next-generation metadata. Titia has a special interest in the trend toward openness in government, science, and society and how this is impacting libraries.
Titia studied history and informatics in the humanities and social sciences, and has over 30 years’ experience working with libraries and archives to realize the full potential of the digital transformation for the academic and heritage sectors.