OCLC PICA announces today that Eric (H.L.M.) van Lubeek (1962) will be joining OCLC PICA as the Director of Operations & Services, starting as of March 1, 2007. Eric will become a member of the OCLC PICA Board of Directors.
Eric van Lubeek brings with him twenty years of experience in the library and information field which he acquired while working in consulting, sales and management positions. Eric comes from Infor Libraries Division (formerly known as Geac) where he was Managing Director. In addition, Eric gained international experience when managing companies in the Benelux, France, UK, Canada and the USA.
Before starting his professional career, Eric van Lubeek obtained a bachelor's degree in Library and Documentation, and later on he finished his MBA studies. Eric is looking forward to his new position at OCLC PICA." The information and library world has always fascinated me," says Eric van Lubeek, "and I am keen to employ my knowledge and experience in an organisation that has proven to play an important role in it."
Eric van Lubeek will use the OCLC PICA head office in Leiden (Netherlands) as his base, but will be visiting all other OCLC PICA offices in Germany, United Kingdom, Switzerland, France, Australia and USA frequently.
About OCLC PICA
As the European library cooperative, OCLC PICA offers a broad range of leading edge, high-tech solutions for professionals and end users of academic and public libraries, information centres of the government and health sector, museums, archives and other cultural institutions. Thousands of patrons daily rely on OCLC PICA systems and services for efficient cataloguing, library management, retrieval, resource sharing, portals and preservation. OCLC PICA participates in a large number of important standardization platforms to make sure its users' interests are best represented. OCLC PICA staff consists of IT professionals, formally trained librarians and other specialists.
OCLC PICA B.V. started in 1969 as the Pica project. Its current shareholders are OCLC Inc. and Stichting Pica. OCLC Online Computer Library Center Inc. (est. 1967) is a not-for-profit organization and offers its services to 57,000 libraries worldwide, Stichting Pica is a foundation that promotes and encourages the scientific and public information service in the Netherlands. From its head office in Leiden and regional offices in Oberhaching, Sheffield, Birmingham, Paris, Footscray and Kansas City, OCLC PICA provides the solutions that it develops in Leiden, Oberhaching and Sheffield. It also represents the OCLC services in Europe, Turkey, Israel and Southern Africa. More information about OCLC PICA can be found at www.oclcpica.org.