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Books, data, services – What kind of specialist information does historical science need?

23 November 2016
Munich, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek

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About the conference

With the introduction of the line of funding "Fachinformationsdienste für die Wissenschaft" (specialised information services for scholarship and science), the German Research Foundation has given new impulses for supplying research with specialist publications and data-based services.

The event will first introduce the planning and preparations for the specialised information services "historical science" and "east, east-central and south-east Europe". The services on offer run the gamut from demand-oriented literature acquisition and cataloguing to high-performance research tools and up to digitization services and services for securing and making available research data.

Subsequently, the researcher's demands on the currently planned services will be discussed. The potential of the specialised information services in support of digital humanities projects will be examined, too. A concluding panel discussion offers an opportunity for an exchange about current and future perspectives for specialised information services in the field of historical science.

Programme

14:00  Welcoming address (Dr. Klaus Ceynowa, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek)

14:15 – 16:00  Papers

  • Specialised Information Service for Historical Studies: Acquisition, research, document access
    (Gregor Horstkemper, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek; Dr. Helmut Hilz, Deutsches Museum)
  • Specialised Information Service for Russian, East and Southeast European Studies: In-depth indexation, digitization and research data
    (Dr. Gudrun Wirtz; Arnošt Štanzel, both Bayerische Staatsbibliothek)
  • A historian's expectations of the specialised information services
    (Prof. Dr. Guido Hausmann, Institute for the Research of Eastern and South-Eastern Europe Regensburg)
  • Digital humanities and specialised information services: Findings, desiderata, potentials
    (Prof. Dr. Malte Rehbein, University of Passau)

16:00 – 16:30  Break

16:30 – 17:30  Panel discussion

Refreshments will be served after the discussion.

Overview of conference information

Date 23 November 2016, 14:00 – 17:30
Venue Bayerische Staatsbibliothek
Friedrich-von-Gärtner-Saal, 1st floor
Ludwigstr. 16, 80539 Munich

Underground lines U3/ U6, bus line 154, station/ bus stop Universität
Bus line 100, bus stop Von-der-Tann-Strasse
Programme Flyer of the event with programme for downloading  (PDF, 101 KB)
Registration Please register:
fid-geschichte@bsb-muenchen.de
Admission free
Partners An event within the framework of the Expert Network Historical Science Munich

Further information

The website of the German Research Foundation offers basic information about the "Fachinformationsdienste für die Wissenschaft" (Specialised information services for scholarship and science).
Information about the support programme "Fachinformationsdienste für die Wissenschaft" on the DFG website

More detailed information about the specialised information services introduced at the event can be found on the associated project pages of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek.
Specialised Information Service for Historical Studies
Specialised Information Service for Russian, East and Southeast European Studies

A feature article on the website H-Soz-Kult introduces further specialised information services of relevance for the field of historical science.
Feature article on H-Soz-Kult

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