The EPrints team would like to welcome a new member.
Christian Gumpenberger is based in Austria and will provide consultancy for general EPrints initiatives such as marketing, new customer development and training as well as for specific EPrints projects such as the ongoing repository project at the Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis.
Christian holds a master's and doctor's degree in Veterinary Medicine as well as a master's degree in Library and Information Science. He held senior information management positions in academia as well as in industry. In his last position he was managing the Novartis Knowledge Center in Vienna, where he introduced the concept of Open Access. He initiated and managed a global institutional repository project called OAK - Open Access to Knowledge @ Novartis - which is unique in industry (so far). The ongoing project is performed in collaboration with EPrints Services. Due to an unexpected company restructuring in Austria, Christian opted to set-up his own consultancy business and further support EPrints activities.