Bertil F. Dorch

Library Director, University of Southern Denmark

Bertil F. Dorch is three times elected President of the Danish Research Library Association, Library Director at SDU, and has a background as a researcher within astrophysics at e.g. the Royal Swedish Academy of Science and University of Copenhagen. Currently Dorch e.g. teach PhD courses on responsible conduct of research at University of Southern Denmark and University of Copenhagen and serves as a board member of the European research library association (LIBER), The Evidence Based Research Network, and is a member of the YERUN university alliance's working group on Open Science. Currently, Dorch's main research interests include library and information science, and scholarly communication within natural science, especially physics and astronomy.


  • 2014–present
    President, The Danish Research Library Association
  • 2013–present
    Library Director, The University Library of Southern Denmark
  • 2012–2013
    Senior Executive Advisor, The Royal Library
  • 2008–2012
    Head of Center, The Royal Library / Copenhagen University Library
  • 2006–2011
    Honorary Associate Professor, The Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen
  • 2005–2007
    Senior scientist, The Royal Library
  • 2003–2005
    Assistant Professor, The Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen
  • 1999–2001
    Post Doctoral Fellow, The Institute for Solar Physics, The Royal Swedish Academy of Science


  • 1998 
    University of Copenhagen, Ph.D.
  • 1995 
    University of Copenhagen, Master's degree

Professional Memberships

  • The International Astronomical Union
  • The Danish Physical Society

Research Areas

  • Astronomical And Space Sciences (0201)
  • Library And Information Studies (0807)
  • Information And Computing Sciences (08)