Marcin Werla is the new co-head of VCC3. He succeeds Andrea Scharnhorst, and now heads VCC 3 together with Nicolas Larousse. Marcin was elected unanimously during a recent meeting of DARIAH’s Joint Research Committee (JRC).
Marcin heads the Digital Libraries and Knowledge Platforms Department at Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center (PSNC) in Poland. His department is responsible for digital library products and services such as the DInGO toolset and LoCloud Collections. It liaises with the Polish Federation of Digital Libraries and is responsible for the cooperation with humanities researchers, including the DARIAH-PL consortium.
Marcin is a software engineer by training and holds further degrees in project management as well as in service design. He participated in several national and international research and development projects and co-authored a number of research papers. Marcin is a member of the Steering Committee of the International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries and a Council Member of the Europeana Network Association.
His professional interests include the architecture of IT systems, aggregation and integration of heterogeneous distributed information resources, the long term preservation of and access to digital objects, the usage of cloud technologies in the public sector, as well as the management of software products and service design.
VCC “Scholarly Content Management”
The VCC 3 co-head position had been vacant, because Andrea Scharnhorst took over a position as DARIAH Chief Integration Officer earlier this year. VCC 3 deals with various stages of the scholarly content life cycle, from creation, curation, and dissemination, to the pooling of scholarly digital resources and results for reuse.