AboutDemmy Verbeke is Associate Professor of Open Scholarship at KU Leuven and Head of KU Leuven Libraries Artes, the unit which is responsible for collections and services for the Arts and Humanities. As a member of the management team with primary responsibilities for open research and collections, he also contributes to the strategic development and operational management of KU Leuven Libraries as a whole. Demmy teaches information science in the humanities; his research focuses on non-profit and community-driven forms of scholarly communication and the origins of open research.
Demmy was trained as a Latinist and has earned a PhD in Classics (KU Leuven, 2005) with a dissertation about Latin paratexts in 16th-century editions of music. Before joining the library in 2012, he worked as project manager in the heritage sector and as post-doctoral research fellow focusing on renaissance humanism in the Low Countries and on the British Isles, multilingualism, book history and the classical tradition.