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“Your Career” includes presentations and workshops introducing delegates to tools and providing them with practical advice, helping them with professional development and their approach to advocacy within the workplace and profession.

These presentations and workshops cover a variety of topics including developing leadership skills, demonstrating value and a chance to talk to those experienced in professional registration.

The CILIP Conference brings delegates from across the world and from a broad range of sectors and, as well as a fantastic networking opportunity, students will be inspired by the conference sessions they hear and take part in. Session speakers will be sharing their experiences on subjects as diverse as copyright, data stewardship, information literacy, public sector partnerships, information governance, privacy, social media, user engagement plus many many more. Organisations represented include Carnegie UK Trust, Morgan Stanley, Bodleian Libraries, Tinder Foundation, Royal Shakespeare Company and Ministry of Defence. The seaside town of Brighton is only 1 hour from London by train.

Students receive a reduced entry for the two day conference – £120+VAT (normally £340+VAT).

Check for all the programme information and registration form.

BOBCATSSS 2016 – last call for papers


Third Call for Papers

Deadline extension: Submit you abstract until SEPTEMBER 30!


The 24th BOBCATSSS symposium is a European conference dedicated to Library and Information Sciences. The event is organized by students and teachers from Enssib, the National Superior School of Information Sciences and Libraries (France), the University Institute of Technology (university Paris Descartes), department of Information & Communication (France) and the School of Information Sciences, University of Tennessee – Knoxville (USA).

BOBCATSSS is a unique opportunity for students and young professionals to showcase their academic work, share ideas and build an international network in the LIS field.

Our chief goal in the 24th symposium is to bring together students, professors and professionals to discuss the topics of INFORMATION, LIBRARIES AND DEMOCRACY.

We welcome your contribution! The program includes paper presentations, workshops, poster exhibitions, short presentation sessions and invited keynote speakers. Details about the topics and guidelines are provided in the instructions below.

BOBCATSSS 2016 explores the main theme through several key topics:











* PAPERS (8 pages maximum, 20 minutes talk)
* POSTERS (displayed during the conference, 5 minutes of presentation)
* WORKSHOPS (25 to 30 participants, 90 minutes maximum)

Each contribution must present the results of a research work. AN ABSTRACT (300-500 WORDS) FOR EACH TYPE OF CONTRIBUTION NEEDS TO BE SUBMITTED BY THE DEADLINE SEPTEMBER 30, 2015 via our conference tool.


Deadline for abstract submission: SEPTEMBER 30, 2015
Authors’ notification: OCTOBER 20, 2015
Full text papers submission via conference tool: OCTOBER 20 – DECEMBER 15, 2015

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OCLC bietet Diversity Internship – 1 Year Program (Research) an

“OCLC Research is recruiting for a full-time, one-year position. Both master’s and Ph.D. graduates are encouraged to apply. [...] Application Deadline:  March 21, 2014″

Alle Details zur Position in der Stellenausschreibung.


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Obscure art/book/illustration links. New web exhibition alerts & random lit-sci-history-library-museum fancies. ✫☀biblipeacay on tumblr☀✫

NYPLDigital Collections und NYPL Wire

Weblog der New York Public Library: NYPL Wire

Digitalisierte Bestände der NYPL, frei zugänglich: NYPLDigital Collections (viele Photos!)

unbedingt anschauen!

Collection Development Librarian an der American Academy in Rome gesucht!

Die American Academy in Rome sucht derzeit einen Collection Development Librarian für eine Vollzeitstelle. Bewerber können sich noch bis zum 30. März bei Sebastian Hierl melden. Infos zu Anforderungen und Stellendetails gibt es in der Stellenausschreibung.

Fake Cancer study published in 157 Open Access Journals

Eine heftige Diskussion über Qualität von Open Access Journalen bzw. Mängel im Peer-Review-Verfahren generell wurde ausgelöst, nachdem John Bohannon die Ergebnisse seines “Experiments” veröffentlicht hat:

Over the past 10 months, I have submitted 304 versions of the wonder drug paper to open-access journals. More than half of the journals accepted the paper, failing to notice its fatal flaws. Beyond that headline result, the data from this sting operation reveal the contours of an emerging Wild West in academic publishing.

(in: Who’s Afraid of Peer Review? Science Vol. 342 no. 6154 pp. 60-65. DOI: 10.1126/science.342.6154.60)

Einige Pressestimmen:

Insbesondere im Hinblick auf die kommende Open Access Week werden wir bestimmt davon noch hören, also eine gute Gelegenheit, die Debatte am IBI aufzugreifen ;)

CfP der ASIS&T für Studenten und Absolventen

The Special Interest Group for Digital Libraries of the Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T) is seeking proposals for an Undergraduate, Master’s, and Recently Graduated Students (having graduated May 2011 or later) research program at the ASIS&T 2013 Annual Meeting in Montreal on November 3 – 6, 2013.

This session is intended to provide students with an opportunity to present their work during the main conference on areas of interest relevant to information and knowledge management. The session will also serve as a social meeting point to facilitate networking between students, faculty, and professionals. Note: students do not have to attend the conference in order to qualify. To accommodate students who cannot attend the conference, we are accepting pre-made video presentations and mailed-in posters. All abstracts, presentation media, and posters will be published on the SIG DL website after the conference.

Submission Deadline is September 16, 2013. Read the full CFP.
Vielleicht schafft der eine oder andere die Deadline noch!

University libraries: 10 global portraits

The Guardian provides a look at 10 academic libraries: University library chiefs worldwide reveal the challenges they face, plans for the future, and their role in higher education.

Australia: Queensland University of Technology Library
Brazil: Unicamp Library System
Canada: Harris Learning Library, Nipissing University
Italy: European University Institute Library
Japan: Hachioji library, Tama Art University Library
Nigeria: American University of Nigeria Library
Singapore: Nanyang Technological University Library
UK: Bodleian Library, University of Oxford
UK: University of Manchester Library
US: New York University Library

All 10 Articles Available Here:

PhD scholarships an der RSLIS in Kopenhagen!

Die Royal School of Library and Information Science in Kopenhagen schreibt derzeit zwei PhD-Positionen für Kulturelle Kommunikation und für Informationswissenschaft aus. Alle Infos dazu gibts unter: ganz unten.

Call for Papers

Folgender Call for Papers erreichte uns:


“Call for Papers

Workshop to be held in connection with TPDL 2013, September 26th, 2013, Valletta, Malta

Moving beyond technology: iSchools and education in data curation.
Is Data Curator a new role ? Continue reading ‘Call for Papers’

Better tools. More data. Bigger Fun. Open Data Day Hackathon in Berlin

The 2013 Open Data Day Hackathon is coming February 23rd.
The last year has seen open data continue to gain traction around the world with new open data catalogs launched in Europe, North America and Africa and more data than ever available from organizations like the World Bank. Let’s see what interesting things we can do with it.

What is this?

It’s a gathering of citizens in cities around the world to write applications, liberate data, create visualizations and publish analyses using open public data to show support for and encourage the adoption open data policies by the world’s local, regional and national governments.

Who is this event for?

Everyone / Developers / Designers / Statisticians / Citizens … Librarians!

I heard you folks like books and eat catalogs of data for breakfast. You beautiful people are going to scour the earth for interesting data, help the rest of us figure out what’s important, and generally be useful.

Wann & wo?
Samstag, 23.02.2013, 13–21h
In den Räumen der Zeit ONLINE (Nähe Anhalter Bahnhof)

Mehr Infos & Anmeldung
Bei Open Knowledge Foundation Deutschland

PhD Position in Information Science

The Royal School of Library and Information Science, Denmark, is pleased to announce that a PhD scholarship will be available from December 1, 2012, or as soon as possible thereafter.

Applications are invited for a three-year scholarship from candidates that hold or expect to hold a Master degree in a field relevant to the study of information.

The main objective of the project is to explore the conceptual and theoretical foundation of information work and practice as they are conceived in contemporary society. The basis for the exploration shall be based in one or more of the following areas:

  • Social and mobile media
  • Citizens and/vs organizations, institutions and associations
  • Media and information ethics
  • Cultural diversity in late modern societies
  • Philosophy of information and knowledge

The successful applicant will have the opportunity to work with a number of leading scholars in a supportive, collaborative, and intensive research environment.

Place of work: Copenhagen, Denmark.

Alles Weitere: Ausschreibung

Passing of Lee Dirks

It is with great sadness that we share the news of the death of Lee Dirks, Director for Portfolio Strategy at Microsoft Research Connections, and a terrific iSchools Organization friend and advocate.

Lee’s work at Microsoft allowed him to work closely with academic and research organizations to help solve some of the world’s most challenging scientific and social problems via collaborative research projects. He was a frequent iConference participant, presenter and sponsor, and very well known to all Conference attendees. His support for the work we do at our Information schools was invaluable, and his presence will be a great loss for all who knew and worked with him.

Lee and his wife were tragically killed in an automobile accident while on vacation in Peru. They leave behind two young daughters.

Zwei Stellen für Diplombibliothekare in der Bibliothek der Universität Luxemburg gesucht!

Die Bibliothek der Universität Luxemburg sucht derzeit für zwei unbefristete Stellen zwei Diplombibliothekare mit ausgeprägter Serviceorientierung und Kommunikationsfähigkeit. Beide Stellen sind auf 40h/Woche ausgelegt. Für beide Stellen sind sehr gute Deutsch- und Englischkenntnisse Voraussetzung, Französisch- und Luxemburgischkenntnisse sind von Vorteil.

Die genauen Stellenbeschreibungen und Anforderungsprofile entnehmen Sie bitte den Stellenausschreibungen:


Diplombibliothekar(in) mit Verantwortung für die Entwicklung der Erwerbungspolitik

Manager Global Customer Service und Associate Customer Service bei DeGruyter gesucht!

Der Verlag DeGruyter sucht derzeit für den Berliner Standort eine(n) ASSOCIATE CUSTOMER SERVICE und eine(n) MANAGER GLOBAL CUSTOMER SERVICE zur Verstärkung ihres Teams!

Beide Stellen sind in Vollzeit zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt zu besetzen. Neben einer abgeschlossenen Ausbildung oder einem abgeschlossenen Hochschulstudium in bibliotheks- und informationswissenschaftlichen Bereich, sind sehr gute Kenntnisse in den MS-Office-Programmen und sehr gute Kenntnisse der Verlagsbranche gefordert.

Genauere Details zu Aufgaben, Anforderungsprofil und Befristung finden sich (wie immer) in den entsprechenden Stellenausschreibungen.

LHT Celebration Issue


Es wird gefeiert! Zum 30jährigen Bestehen der Zeitschrift Library Hi Tech folgt in der Ausgabe v30n1 ein hochkarätiger Artikel den nächsten. Unter anderem berichten Karen Markey, Chris Leeder und Soo Rieh in *Through a game darkly: student experiences with the technology of the library research process* über ein Spiel als effektive Lehrmethode für die
Vermittlung von Konzepten der Informationskompetenz und den dazugehörigen Fähigkeiten an aus dem Ausland kommende Studierende.

Der Beitrag *Invisible Institutional Repositories: Addressing the Low Indexing Ratios of IRs in Google Scholar* von Kenning Arlitsch und Patrick OBrien hat gleich zu Beginn starke Resonanz ausgelöst. Seid bei den Diskussionen dabei oder findet ein Thema für Haus-, Bachelor-, Master oder Magisterarbeiten.

Die neue Ausgabe findet ihr kostenlos im HU-Netz unter:

Werft einen Blick hinein, es lohnt sich!

Viel Freude wünscht euch beim Lesen Katja.

SHK für die Datenbankbetreuung im International Office der HU gesucht

Das International Office sucht bis Anfang März eine Studentische Hilfskraft für die Datenbankpflege und -betreuung. Die Stelle ist vorerst für drei Monate ausgeschrieben, eine Weiterbeschäftigung ist aber angedacht. Gefordert werden unter anderem gute Englischkenntnisse und ein Grundverständnis für Informatik. Kontaktinformationen und Details wie immer in der Stellenausschreibung.

Informationsmanager(in) an der SWP gesucht

Die Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik sucht für den Bereich Europa eine(n) Informationsmanager(in). Gefordert werden neben einem bibliotheks/informationswissenschaftlichen Studium auch umfangreiche Kenntnisse in Politik, Wirtschaft und internationale Beziehungen. Bewerbungsschluss ist der 28.02.2012. Genauere Details finden sich in der Stellenausschreibung.

Occupy und Bibliotheken. Zu einem Beitrag Mark Greifs in der heutigen Ausgabe der Süddeutschen Zeitung.

Wer heute das Feuilleton der Süddeutschen Zeitung aufschlug, hat es vielleicht bemerkt: Mark Greif, laut SZ „einer der wichtigsten jüngeren Essayisten Amerikas“ hat seinem doppelspaltigen Artikel über die Occupy-Bewegung ein kleines wunderbares Loblieb auf die öffentliche Bibliothek als Institution und Symbol des Gemeinsinns eingeschriebem. (Mark Greif: Eine uralte Sehnsucht. In: Süddeutsche Zeitung, Nr. 3/04.01.2012, S. 11) Ein bedrohtes Symbol übrigens, wie die polizeiliche Aussonderungs- und Auflösungsaktion an der Occupy-Bibliothek im Zuccotti Park nur noch einmal mit dem Vorschlaghammer vorführte. Continue reading ‘Occupy und Bibliotheken. Zu einem Beitrag Mark Greifs in der heutigen Ausgabe der Süddeutschen Zeitung.’

Retooltime. In Kanada findet man evolutionäre Worte für die Demontage des Schulbibliothekswesens

“We are not, and I reiterate, we are not closing libraries. We are retooling”

Im der sonst dem Vorurteil nach ziemlich vorbildlichen Bibliothekswelt Nordamerikas sehen sich wenigstens die Schulbibliotheken aktuell einer Art Erdbeben ausgesetzt. Der aktuelle Beitrag aus der Zeitung The Windsor aus der kleinen Stadt Windsor, Ontario gegenüber dem ungleich größeren, schrumpfenden und ebenfalls bibliotheksschließenden Detroit ist in dieser Hinsicht einerseits nur ein Beispiel von ziemlich vielen und andererseits vor allem aus Gründen der angewandten Sprachforschung am Euphemismus interessant. Continue reading ‘Retooltime. In Kanada findet man evolutionäre Worte für die Demontage des Schulbibliothekswesens’

Britpopliteratur mit Misston. Die NZZ über die Eventarisierung des Lesens und den Niedergang der öffentlichen Bibliotheken in Großbritannien.

«Büchereien zu schliessen, ist Kindesmissbrauch», rief auch der Schriftsteller Alan Bennett, der sich an Bibliotheksbesuche als essenziellen Bestandteil seiner Kindheit erinnert.

berichtet Marion Löhndorf im Feuilleton der heutigen Neuen Zürcher Zeitung (Es lebe das Lesen, 12.05.2011). Gegenstand ihres Berichts ist die britische Lesekultur und mit Alan Bennett und seiner glücklichen Bibliothekskindheit zitiert sie sicher einen der souveränsten Leser seines Landes. Continue reading ‘Britpopliteratur mit Misston. Die NZZ über die Eventarisierung des Lesens und den Niedergang der öffentlichen Bibliotheken in Großbritannien.’

The iSchools Welcome Three New Institutions; Now Numbers 31 Worldwide

The iSchools announce that three academic institutions have joined its collective of information schools dedicated to advancing the information field in the 21st century. With these additions, there are now 31 member-iSchools worldwide.

The new iSchools are the School of Library, Archival & Information Studies at University of British Columbia, the College of Communications and Information Studies at University of Kentucky, and the Department of Information Studies at University College London.

“We are delighted to welcome these three new member iSchools,” said Harry Bruce, dean of the University of Washington Information School and current chair of the iCaucus, governing body of the iSchools ( “All three share our commitment to education and research, and our vision for spreading the iSchools movement around the world.”

The School of Library, Archival & Information Studies at University of British Columbia is located in Vancouver. Founded in 1961, it offers master’s degrees in Library and Information Studies, and in Archival Studies. Its director is Caroline Haythornthwaite, Ph.D.

The College of Communications and Information Studies at University of Kentucky is based in Lexington. It offers master’s degrees in Library and Information Science, and is headed by Dean H. Dan O’Hair.

The Department of Information Studies at University College London offers postgraduate qualification and training for myriad information professions. The university was founded in 1827, and the department’s director is Professor David Nicholas.

The iSchools organization ( was founded in 2005 as a worldwide collective of Information Schools dedicated to advancing the information field in the 21st Century. These schools, colleges, and departments have been newly created or are evolving from programs formerly focused on specific tracks such as information technology, library science, informatics, and information science. The iSchools celebrate their interdisciplinary approaches to harnessing the power of information and technology. While each individual iSchool has its own strengths and specializations, together they share a fundamental interest in the relationships between information, people, and technology.

The iSchools also host the annual iConference, a gathering of information researchers and practitioners from around the world who share the common goal of making a difference through the study of people, information, and technology. The seventh annual iConference is slated for February 7-10, 2012, in Toronto.  More information can be found at

CONTACT: For more information, contact iCaucus Communications Specialist Clark Heideger (206) 685-8746.

Call for Research Papers and Demos – TPDL 2011

Over the last years, Digital Libraries have taken over a central role in our society. The process of acquiring, creating, processing, retrieving, disseminating, and using knowledge, information, data and metadata has undergone and still continues to undergo significant changes. This includes an ever increasing public access to on-line resources, an evolution in the amount and diversity of resources that are available through this channel, a social shift in the paradigm of how to experience information towards interactive, globally collaborative and personalized approaches, and many more. The European Conference on Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries (ECDL) has been the leading European scientific forum on digital libraries for 14 years. For the 15th year the conference was renamed into: International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries (TPDL). In this spirit, TPDL 2011 aims at providing a forum for researchers, developers, content providers and practitioners for presenting and discussing novel results from innovative research and systems development on Digital Libraries.

Authors are invited to submit research papers describing original, unpublished research that is not (and will not be) simultaneously under consideration for publication elsewhere. TPDL 2011 solicits the submission of full (12 pages max.) and short (8 pages max.) research papers and demos. Topics of interest, and further information can be found on the website:

Important dates
Abstract submission deadline (full and short papers): March 21, 2011
Research paper submission: March 28, 2011 (midnight HAST, GMT -10hrs)
Demo submission: March 28, 2011
Notification of acceptance: May 23, 2011
Submission of final version: June 6, 2011

One Upcoming iConference (2014) will be hosted by Berlin School for Library and Information Science

In a move that underscores the vibrancy and international nature of the information field, the iCaucus has announced the host institutions for its upcoming conferences.

iConference 2012 will take place in Toronto, Canada, hosted by the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Information. iConference 2013 will return to the U.S., where it will be hosted by the College of Information at the University of North Texas, in Denton, TX. For 2014 the iConference will move to Berlin, Germany, where it will be hosted by the Berlin School of Library and Information Science at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, in partnership with the following European iSchools: the School of Information and Library Studies at University College Dublin (Ireland); the Royal School of Library and Information Science (Denmark); and the Information School at the University of Sheffield (England).

“On behalf of the iCaucus, I would like to express our gratitude to the hosts of our upcoming seventh, eighth, and ninth annual conferences,” said iCaucus Chair Harry Bruce, dean of the Information School at the University of Washington. “The iConference is a signature event for iScholars and information researchers, and in its first decade has grown into a significant international gathering. Ours is a multidiscipline field, and the iConference serves to bring together information scholars and professionals from myriad backgrounds.”

The iConference is an annual gathering of information researchers and professionals who share a passion for making a difference through the study of people, information, and technology. It attracts faculty, students, and researchers, as well as government and private-sector professionals. All are welcome to join this shared, onsite experience that fosters interaction, spontaneity, reflection, and forward movement.

This year’s conference, iConference 2011, is hosted by the University of Washington, and takes place in Seattle, WA, February 8–11. Registration is open now at

Plans are already underway for iConference 2012, which will be hosted by the University of Toronto in Toronto, Canada. Dates will be announced shortly. This seventh annual gathering represents the first time the iConference has taken place outside the U.S.

Information on iConference 2013 in Denton, TX, and iConference 2014 in Berlin, Germany, will be forthcoming as available.

For more information, contact iCaucus Communications Specialist Clark Heideger at (206) 685-8746;