I'm a Saarland-born digital librarian based in New York City and Novosibirsk. My latest work is an attempt to create a comprehensive archive of public email lists, called skryb. I do consultancy.
I continue to work in the area of digital libraries for scholarly communication. My main claim to fame is the creation of the RePEc digital library for economics in the 1990s. I also started some of the RePEc services. Most recently, I have been playing with an archival service for RePEc called ArchEc. I continue to run the NEP: New Economics Papers service. I am generalizing the software so that collections other than RePEc can be used with it. In 2012 I finalized work on a collaboration network service called CollEc for it. I am working on two projects, ARIW and AuthorClaim that extend fundamental concepts coming from RePEc to all disciplines. I have created the Open Library Society to support this work.
Between January 2001 and August 2012, I taught in the Palmer School of Library and Information Science at Long Island University. Since July 2005, I have supervised students in the Faculty of Information Technology of Novosibirsk State University. Between February 1993 and September 2000 I was a lecturer in the Department of Economics at the University of Surrey.