Library information provider OCLC, US, has announced the appointment of Dr. Axel Kaschte as Product Strategy Director, EMEA, with immediate effect. Dr. Kaschte has 20 years of experience working with library management systems and the library community throughout Europe.
In this new position at OCLC, Dr. Kaschte will be responsible for product strategy in Europe, Middle East and Africa, and will be focused on OCLC's solutions in support of library management workflows in the region. OCLC has an established reputation and client base in EMEA and this new role will be instrumental in the ongoing development of new OCLC WorldShare services.
Dr. Kaschte has previously held positions at SirsiDynix, where he was responsible for the roadmap of localisation requirements for libraries outside the US, and most recently at Ex Libris, where he was Strategy Director for Europe and played a key role in the introduction of their product strategy to launch cloud-based solutions like Alma.
Dr. Kaschte will be based in Germany.