Project Summer Semester 2004
"Library Science - quo vadis?"
Locating - Aspects
- Title Page (pdf)
- Table of Contents (pdf)
- Abstracts in English (pdf)
- Authours (pdf)
- Participating Students (pdf)
be published in Spring 2005
In a time of rapidly changing information structures and needs it means
to reconsider the libraries and library science's position, to determine
it if necessarily again and to develop visions in the view of new tasks
as well as pointing out seizable perspectives in form of research and
The institute of Library Science at the Humboldt- University of Berlin
is the only one of its kind in the German speaking area. Although even
in 2003 positively evaluated from an international team of experts the
institute is threatened from the closing due to saving obligations.
The evident increasing use of public and academic/scientific libraries
refutes the idea that such institutions as well as the library and information
science could be unnecessary because “all could be even found
On the contrary there are steadily increasing
new tasks and challenges for libraries and also for library and information
science such as to make the information explosion manageable and to
make available offers structured due to the demands of the users of
libraries taking into account all kinds of media: the “classic
book” as well as online documents and databases etc.
These problems have to been solved jointly by library and information
scientists. It’s a question of visions and concrete perspectives,
working models and their practical realisation.