I studied Geography and English literature at the University of Kiel. After completing my PhD in Canadian Studies and my traineeship for academic library services, I worked at the Technical Information Library (TIB) in Hannover. In 2005, I started working for ZBW - Leibniz Information Centre for Economics. I am the head of information provision and access at the ZBW in Kiel. The product management of the portal EconBiz and supporting research skills are also in my responsibility. I also deal with Open Educational Resources (OER) as well as Open Science or aspects of knowledge transfer.