Michael Panzer

Editor-in-Chief , Dewey Decimal Classification System

Michael Panzer currently serves as the tenth editor-in-chief of the Dewey Decimal Classification system. He joined OCLC in May 2007 as global product manager of taxonomy services and was appointed assistant editor of DDC in March 2009. From 2002 to 2005 he headed the technical team that translated Dewey into German. He was the first member of a Dewey translation team to be appointed assistant editor. Michael served on the W3C Library Linked Data Incubator Group and on the W3C Provenance Working Group. Prior to joining OCLC, he worked at Cologne University of Applied Sciences, where he was team leader of CrissCross, a research project funded by the German Research Foundation focused on cross-mapping German (SWD), French (RAMEAU), and U.S. (LCSH) subject heading systems with the DDC.