Publishing Transformed: New Players, New Outcomes – Frank Sander

Dr Frank Sander
Head, Max Planck Digital Library

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Frank Sander is General Manager of the Max Planck Digital Library (MPDL). With his team at MPDL, the central digital library of the Max Planck Society, he ensures availability of digital scientific information and related information infrastructure services to the scientists at the Max Planck Institutes worldwide. Before MPDL, he has collected over 10 years of experience in software development and IT management, as executive board member and as strategy consultant with McKinsey & Company. He holds a PhD in physics and worked scientifically with Ted Hänsch at the Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics. His various memberships include the steering board of the Alliance of German Science Organisations’ Priority Initiative Digital Information, the programme committee of the Berlin Open Access conference series, the Elsevier Library Advisory Board and the Review Board of the National Science Library of the Chinese Academy of Science.