Impressions ISI 2013

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Electronic proceedings

The electronic version of the proceedings (incl. one suppl.: a missing article in the printed version) you will find under the following URL:

New this year: awards for best presentation and posters

Due to a gracious gift from Facet Publishing we will have to possibility this year to give awards for the best conference contributions: the award of the reviewers, the award for the best paper by the participants and the award for the best poster presentation.

Please pay attention to the ballot papers in your conference bags!

PhD projects presented at ISI

Consider attending the workshops with PhD students who present and discuss their PhD projects. This is always a very inspiring tradition at the ISI conferences. The range of topics address such a wide variety as epistemological aspects of information literacy training to semantic retrieval instruments.

Every ISI participant  is welcome to join the discussion during Wednesday morning and a part of Thursday afternoon.


ASIS&T European Chapter Meeting

The European Chapter Informal Meeting of ASIS&T will take place offsite at “Ristorante Il Castello” (Potsdamer Straße 16, 14469 Potsdam – Bornstedt) March 19, 2013 – 19:30. Going there you take the Tram 92 terminus “Kirschallee” and continue some 250 meter by feet.


Panel 1: Information Science and other non-standard analytics for books and literature / Thursday, 17:45

On this panel you may discuss with

Information science scholar Christian Schlögl (Graz), Computer Scientist Marco Büchler (Leipzig) and the expert in Strategic Management Franz Liebl (Berlin).

Chair of the session is Christoph Bläsi, Scholar in Book Science (Mainz).

The discussion will be in German.


Thanks to our Gold Sponsors

We are lucky to welcome Elsevier among our sponsors !




Panel discussion with official representatives

A highlight just before the closing session – unfortunately in German.

Discussing the future of Information Science in Germany.

The panel:
Sabine Brünger-Weiland (FIZ Karlsruhe – Leibniz Institut für Informationsinfrastruktur)
Dr. Philipp Mayr (GESIS)
Prof. Dr. Stefan Gradmann DGI)
Dr. Ulrich Meyer-Doerpinghaus (HRK: German Higher Education Council)
Dr. Thomas Greiner (BMBF: federal ministery of research)
Dr. Andreas Goerdeler (BMWi: federal ministery of economics)

Chairs: Prof. Dr. Womser-Hacker, Prof. Dr. Hobohm

We are looking forward to a quite emotional discussion….

Birger Hjørland in Potsdam at ISKO pre-conference

Birger Hjørland

The day before the official start of ISI2013 we will also host the conference of the German Chapter of the “International Society for Knowledge Organization (ISKO)” Among the 22 talks we would like to dray your attention to the Keynote from Birger Hjørland (Royal School of Library and Information Science, Kopenhagen) delivering an update of his “Fundamentals of Knowledge Organization” (2003). With no doubt one can consider him as one of the master thinkers of Information Science world wide. (I personally enjoyed reading all the time since we first met at one of my workshops I organized during the IFLA conference 1996 in Beijing.)

Other talks to be recommended may be: Michael Kleineberg (HU Berlin): “Der Elefant und die Blinden – zur Organisation epistemischer Kontexte” or Martin Frické (Univ. Arizona): “Logic and Librarianship” just to mention only three.

Have a look at the program, freshly going to print ISKO 2013 Handout. And remember to register separately!

Student places nearly sold out

Please be aware that due to the overwhelming interest for the conference there are only few students tickets left.