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The main german librarian mailinglist is inetbib (i.e. “internet in libraries”), which is sponsored by the University Library of the Technical University of Dortmund. Every 2-3 years there’s also a conference. The next will take place 4th until 6th of march März 2013 in Berlin.
But I must not write too much about the conference, because my colleague Mary Jo Rabe, a special librarian, writes in her blog about the Inetbib 2013. Just have a look on it or – the better alternative! – subscribe the RSS-feed!
he German National Library was founded one hundred years ago this year. It has collected everything that has been published in the German language since 1913, from pulp fiction to sheet music.
A three minute video report (in English) from German television (Deutsche Welle) takes a look at 100 years at the German National Library.
Interview with the chair of the Commission for one-person librarians at the German Association of Information and Library Professionals (BIB) about German solo librarianship. [via Portal "Libraries in Germany" of Goethe Institute]
This year, the “Bibliothekartag” = “Librarian Day” took place in Hamburg. Some resources:
The “Spiegel” (= mirror) is a leading German magazine with an international part in English. If you search in this part – for example with the item “library” -, you will get some articles relating libraries in Germany.
Sebastian wrote in the IFLA Social Science Libraries Blog about the changing research infrastructures in Germany.