Alexandros Charkiolakis studied at the Hellenic Conservatoire and at the University of Sheffield. He has worked as a musicologist and coordinator for educational projects at the Music Library of Greece “Lilian Voudouri”; in 2013 became Head of the “Erol Üçer” Music Library at MIAM - Istanbul Technical University. In May 2017 he took up the position of Director of the Friends of Music Society. He has edited and authored several books and his research interests vary between historical musicology, music information resources and retrieval, music and digital culture. He is the President of the Board of the Greek IAML Branch.