Svein has been working for the telecom industry, but is currently employed by the National Librarian's office in Norway. At the National Library of Norway, he has been managing a large number of projects, including several networked multimedia projects. As the project manager for the Norwegian digital radio archive project, he has been responsible for one of the ambitious initiatives at the National Library of Norway.
Since 1998 he has been responsible for research and innovation including driving the use of Artificial Intelligence at the National Library of Norway and its partners including Stanford Libraries. Svein holds a master's degree in computer science.