Jens E. Wolff graduated from the TU Kaiserslautern in 1993 with a diploma in computer science and received his doctorate in computer science from the University of Bonn in 2000. From 1994-2005 he worked as a research associate and assistant at the Institute for Computer Science III at the University of Bonn. In addition to research and teaching, he participated in several state and EU projects (e.g. IT Weiterbildungsportal NRW, FASTER). From 2005-2007 he was project coordinator for the operation and further development of the vascoda portal at the Hochschulbibliothekszentrum des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen (hbz). Since December 2007 he has been head of the information technology department at GESIS.