Eefke Smit is STM’s Director of Standards and Technology and coordinates the activities for STM members in the areas of technology developments and standards. Part of this are the annual STM Trends forecast, initiatives on research data, seamless access and authentication, Artificial Intelligence and Digital Preservation. She coordinates the work of the STM Standards and Technology Executive Committee (STEC), and the Future Lab Forum. She organizes STM Innovations seminars in Europe and the US and series of free S&T related webinars for STM members.
Eefke represents STM in a variety of industry-wide standards organizations, projects and working groups (NISO, EOSC, SeamlessAccess, CoData, RDA, Force11 and others).
Eefke has been active in academic publishing for more than 30 years (in physics, mathematics, computer science) and in electronic product development (Scopus, ScienceDirect). She holds a masters’ degree in public administration and started her working life as a writer/ journalist on research and technology (in NRC Handelsblad).