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Schoepflin Urs

Urs Schoepflin
"Scholarly Workbench for the Humanities - an open access research infrastructure of the Max Planck Society" Urs Schoepflin is director of the MPIWG Research Library of the Max Planck Institute fot the History of Science. He lectures regularly at the Institute for Library Science of the Humboldt University, Berlin. He was a member of the taskforce initiating new directions for electronic information management in the Max Planck Society (MPG). Representing the Institute as a pilot institution, he is now active in workgroups testing and evaluating tools developed at the Center for Information Management of the MPG. As a digital library specialist, he was a member of the project team of the EU funded project " European Cultural Heritage Online". As director of the Library, he is responsible for the development of the Institute’s computer supported source collection for the history of science, a research environment which makes available digitized microfilmed source material and high-end scans of major printed sources and manuscripts, both held at the Library or provided in cooperation with other libraries or archives. He does research in historical and quantitative aspects of scholarly communication as well as in research evaluation on which he has published several papers. He is active in the International Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics. He used to serve as editorial advisor to the journal "Scientometrics" (until 2004).

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