Dr Timo Borst

Information Systems / Publishing Technologies
T: +49-431-8814-312
DĂĽsternbrooker Weg 120
24105 Kiel


  • Head of Department Innovative Information Systems and Publishing Technologies (IIPT)

Key activities

  • Library Applications
  • Information retrieval
  • Data search
  • Repositories for scientific information
  • Use of ontologies and thesauri in library applications
  • Publishing technologies
  • Sustainability of Research Software

Professional background

  • 1987-1992
    Computer studies and graduation at the TU Berlin
  • 1989-1996
    Studies and graduation in Political Science at the FU Berlin and University of Marburg
  • 1996-1998
    Student trainee and programmer at the Chair for Comparative Politics, Professor Dirk Berg-Schlosser, University of Marburg
  • 1996-1999
    PhD at the University of Marburg, grant from the Hessian Graduate Programme
  • 1999-2004
    Working in industry as project manager and concept developer in the field of Electronic Publishing and eGovernment
  • 2005-2007
    Project manager at the DFG Centre of Excellence CampusContent, FernUniversität Hagen
  • since 2007
    Head of Department Information Systems and Publishing Technologies at the ZBW - Leibniz Information Centre for Economics