On 8 November 2018, representatives of the media accepted the invitation of the Lower Saxony Ministry of Science and Culture to a press lunch at the TIB – Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology to find out more about digitisation. The robot Lou developed at the Osnabrück University took over the welcome on this day and moderated the discussion on the topic of digitisation.
In the historic Marstall Building, Minister Björn Thümler presented the call for proposals ”Geistes- und Kulturwissenschaften – digital: Forschungschancen, Methodenentwicklung und Reflexionspotenziale“, which aims to support innovative projects that result from the use of digital methods for the humanities and cultural sciences. In addition, changes in science, culture and society resulting from digitisation are to be comprehensively reflected upon. A total of eight million euros are available for this purpose.
The TIB as an actor in digital change
Prof. Dr. Sören Auer, Director of the TIB, presented the library to the media – from the offers in the library area to the digital services of the library to the area of research and development.