inetbib conference

“inetbib” is the acronym of “internet und bibliotheken” (=internet and libraries) and is the favourite german mailing list in librarianship. More than 5.000 participants have subscribed the list and about 4-10 postings are distributed every day in this list. Since several years, there is a annual conference “inetbib”, which aims to fosten the themes of… Continue reading inetbib conference

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

“Virtuelle Fachbibliotheken” as thematic portals for scientific research

The “Virtuelle Fachbibliotheken” (virtual scientific libraries) are a concept of the “Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft” (DFG, the central German Scientific Association). They are portals to the digital resources of several sciences . For many themes there are “ViFas” (overview, which are offering indices of links, electronic journals, databases and entrance for scinetific texts. Each “Virtuelle Fachbibliothek” has… Continue reading “Virtuelle Fachbibliotheken” as thematic portals for scientific research

Bibliothekartag 2008

The “Bibliothekartag” (= “Librarian’s Day”) is the central meeting of librarians in Germany. It’s the 97th Bibliothekartag from 3rd to 6th June 2008 in Mannheim (Palatinate, in the north of Baden-Württemberg). The preliminary program of the conference is now online. You find the panel discussions under “Programm” > “Fortbildungsveranstaltungen”; the workshops and performances of smaller… Continue reading Bibliothekartag 2008

The Other Direction

In Germany exists a weblog named Globolibro, which brings news from libraries in foreign countries in German. This weblog shall take the other direction: To give news from german librararies and information centers in English. There will be several colleagues contribuing to this blog, just enjoy it!