Urban Andersson has 20 years of experience from working with IT within the academic library world.
Between 1994 and 2007 he worked as System Librarian and IT developer at the University College of Borås, and also held a position as technical coordinator for the Swedish Voyager Library Consortium (GSLG), with a focus on system administration, programming and coordination of several development projects within the consortium, and was also the technical representative for Sweden in the international Voyager user groups, as well as other national and international initiatives. Other areas of work during this period included web development, database management, search systems, institutional repository, web services, link server and other systems and general library related IT issues.
Between 2007 and 2011 he worked as IT Librarian at the University of Gothenburg, with a primary focus on the institutional repository (DSpace) and the publication database.
Since 2011 he has been working as IT Librarian and developer at Chalmers University of Technology. He is the primary developer and technical coordinator of Chalmers Publications Library (CPL), as well as the locally developed publication platform, Scigloo. Current focus is on the continuous development of CPL into a fully grown system for research information. This include working with web services, e-publishing, metrics and altmetrics, social media and authentication services, such as ORCID.