My name is Christian Knudsen. I’m a graduate engineer from the Technical University of Denmark (2002), where I specialized in Pure and Applied Chemistry.
Since 2003, I’ve been the subject specialist for chemistry at the Danish Library of Science and Medicine, from october 2005, Copenhagen University Library (part of the Royal Library). Check out our Chemistry Libguide.
From 2008 until 2012, I was the coordinator for ebooks, driving the introduction of this new type of digital ressources in the library, and trying to be the national expert on ebooks. I would say it was a success, although I think it would have been even without me.
From october 2013 I’ve been managing the Pharmaceutical Library, with a title of senior consultant. That lasted until spring 2017, where the library was moved and merged with the library for science and health.
Since then I’ve been coordinating the datalab activities at Copenhagen University Library. Both the local at the library for science and health, but also the other two, Digital Social Science Lab, and HumLab at the library for humanities (and a lot of other stuff). It’s like herding cats. But I happen to like cats, so that not much of a problem.
I’m a board member of “Forum for E-ressourcer”, a part of the Danish Research Library Association.
In my spare time I’m the treasurer of the Danish Society for the History of Chemistry, takes part in local politics, try to find the time to make interesting food, plays around with a soldering iron and a DSLR camera, walk the streets of Copenhagen playing Ingress and spends some time on the couch in the company of X-Files, Star Trek, Doctor Who and my husband. Oh, and I’m on the board of of Happy Copenhagen. The organization that in 2021 will bring both World Pride (confirmed) and Eurogames (also confirmed) to Copenhagen. It’s gonna be awesome!
Not that I have published much. But I do have an ORCID: