Sophie Vandepontseele is director of the Contemporary Collections at the Royal Library of Belgium. One of the objectives of the operational management board “Contemporary Collections” is to develop the e-learning services offered to human sciences students.
Sophie previously held the position of head of the “Archives and Documentation” service of the general management board “War Victims” of the FPS Social Security. She developed several projects in the field of heritage digitisation and document management. Later on she joined the “ NoVo” project management team of the FPS Social Security where she was responsible for managing the issue of paper archives in the framework of the transition of the FPS towards a paperless environment. In the spirit of the “NoVo” culture change, she also took on the management of the Library of the FPS Social Security with as her main objective its transformation into a powerful tool that meets the needs of its users. Sophie Vandepontseele’s specialties are information and document management, including the development of heritage digitisation projects, records management and analysis of user needs.