Ed Davidson

Ed Davidson has 33 years’ experience in the development of library automation systems. He has spent the last 18 years working on Resource Sharing and ILL systems. These include OCLC’s VDX, WorldShare ILL and Tipasa systems. As part of his work, Ed has also been involved in the development of library-focused international standards, having been an active member of the Implementors’ Groups for Nordic SR, Z39.50, ISO ILL, and NCIP. Ed is currently a co-editor of the new ISO ILL standard: ISO 18626. Ed is based in OCLC’s Sheffield UK office, and works with development teams in both the US and Europe on the continuing evolution of OCLC’s resource sharing systems.


Helena Francke

Högskolan i Borås


Dr. Berthold Gillitzer

Bayerische Staatsbibliothek. Munich, Germany.


Dr. des. Mark Homann

Subito. Dokumente aus Bibliotheken e.V. Berlin, Germany.


Thomas Kaarsted

Thomas Kaarsted is Deputy Library Director at the University Library of Southern Denmark. He is in charge of outreach and societal impact including several strategic projects, including remote access to high schools, Citizen Science, SMART Library as well as Communication.


Linda Mannila

Aalto University in Espoo, Finland and visiting lecturer at Linköping University in Sweden.


Anne C. Osterman

Anne C. Osterman is Director of the Virtual Library of Virginia (VIVA), the consortium of the 72 nonprofit college and university libraries within the Commonwealth of Virginia.  Anne has worked in many capacities in academic libraries, including as head of technical and access services, acquisitions librarian, and research and data services librarian.  She has a Master’s degree in Statistics from American University and a Master’s degree in Library Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


Svein Arne Tinnesand

Nasjonalbiblioteket Oslo, Norway.