Symposium "Zukunft wissenschaftlicher Bibliotheken?!"

TIB Director Sören Auer with lecture on the transformation process from document- to knowledge-based information flows

ZB MED – Information Centre for Life Sciences and the journal Open Password are jointly organizing the symposium „Zukunft wissenschaftlicher Bibliotheken?!“ (Future of Scientific Libraries?) on 18 May 2020 at the ZB MED in Cologne.

In particular, teachers, researchers and students of information science, life sciences and related disciplines are invited, as well as decision-makers and employees of scientific and public libraries and committed users. In the keynote address, Dr. Dietrich Nelle, former interim director of ZB MED, discusses the perspectives of scientific libraries and points out possible solutions for the upcoming challenges.

TIB Director with lecture on knowledge-based information flows

In several lectures, experts from different perspectives will provide suggestions and present forward-looking projects and developments. Anne Christensen, who will move from the Leuphana Library to the economy as a strategic library consultant on 1 January 2020, will talk about strategies for digital services. Prof. Dr. Dietrich Rebholz-Schuhmann, Scientific Director of ZB MED, shows that research and libraries complement each other within an institution and work together on an equal footing. Prof. Dr. Sören Auer, Director of the TIB – Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology, explains the transformation process of scientific libraries from document-based to knowledge-based information flows and describes the steps his institution has already taken in this direction. Prof. Dr. Konrad Förstner, Head of Information Services at ZB MED and at the same time Professor at the TH Cologne, will discuss the qualifications for future requirements in libraries and present the new "Data Librarian" certificate course. The concluding discussion will highlight the role of scientific libraries as indispensable cooperation partners of science.

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Date: 18 May 2020, 14:00-17:00
Location: ZB MED, Gleueler Straße 60, 50931 Köln