Mikael Petrén, Head of the Digital Library in Stockholm, a part of the Stockholm Public Library
e-mbracing the Future: the latest fashion in e-book business model
The Digital Library in Stockholm has focused on user-driven innovation, and on the dissemination of e-books. It has been a huge success, and now the expectations are becoming even greater: A new, stunning, Swedish model has entered the e-market, aiming to make readers, libraries and publishing houses e-qually happy.
After spending many years as Head of IT in the academic library world (at Karolinska Institutet, one of the world´s leading medical universities), Mikael opted for a new mission; bringing the brave, new e-world to the public library. The Digital Library in Stockholm has attracted interest from all around the world for its design of new business models for e-lending, but Mikael is equally proud of the library’s focus on the users’ needs and expectations. Mikael enjoys his job tremendously much, and brings real e-enthusiasm and inspiration to his staff members.