June 1st, 2005, Hans Schermer started as product manager with OCLC PICA. He will be responsible for the local library system LBS, that is implemented with a large number of libraries in the Netherlands and Germany. An even better fit of LBS to the users' wishes and extension of the market share in Europe are his challenges for the coming years.
After his philosophy and informatics & economics studies, from 1989 till 1995 Hans already worked with PICA as developer and project leader. Amongst others, he was responsible for the acquisition module of LBS and for the Dutch newspaper archive 'Krantenbank'. After that he worked as a project manager for the Justice Department for two years. In 1998 Hans joined ICT service provider Ordina, where he filled various management and consultant positions.