Library, information and book science portal “b2i”

“The portal b2i provides a central access to resources from the fields of Library, Book and Information Studies. It is aimed at everyone who is interested from the fields of science, study and practice. The portal provides you as user with a central research access (meta search). With one query you can search simultaneously in… Continue reading Library, information and book science portal “b2i”

German library ranking – the BIX

Its now for the tenth year, that the library ranking for Germany is made for the Public Libraries and the sixth, that Scientific Libraries are ranked. The Label of this ranking is “Bibliotheksindex” or BIX, an its a instrument, that is made on the fundament of many indicators. The libraries are sorted in types (relating… Continue reading German library ranking – the BIX

An index of library journals at “Fundgrube Internet” of BIB

The “Fundgrube Internet”, that means “treasure trove internet” is an web index of useful links for librarians. You’ll find it at the homepage of the “Berufsverband Information Bibliothek”, translated: “Association Information Library”. Some 400 links to library resources are listed, from which more than 130 links are to library journals. There are two categories, the… Continue reading An index of library journals at “Fundgrube Internet” of BIB

DBS – German Library Statistics

The “Deutsche Bibliotheksstatistik (DBS)” – German Library Statistics is a data collection of 9.000 german libraries since 1974. Bruno Bauer, a librarian from Vienna, interviewed Ronald M. Schmidt, sustainer of the database at hbz, the regional academic library centre of Nordrhein-Westfalen (federal state of Germany). In the weblog medinfo you can find an abstract of… Continue reading DBS – German Library Statistics

When Librarians Rule the World

At the end of february, Mary Ellen Bates gave a workshop for the Initiative Fortbildung in Berlin. Bates provides business research to business professionals, and consulting and training services to the information industry and gives several high quality resources about online research at her homepage Bates Info, especially the famous newsletter “Tip of the Month”.… Continue reading When Librarians Rule the World

Translation tools English – German

General translation tools or general dictionaries often fail in case of thematic vocabulatory, especially in such small thematic fields like librarianship. How can you find special glossaries in this field? The biggest tool is (“Library glossary”): “This glossary contains about 90,000 technical terms and abbreviations about libraries, books and data processing. It is intended… Continue reading Translation tools English – German