Too long; Didn't read? Too short; We want more!

We will be reading the book "Library Mouse" together and speaking about books, stories and creativity. Afterwards, we have a small crafting session planned.
Wir werden das Buch "Library Maus" lesen und über das Lesen, Geschichten erzählen und unserer Kreativität sprechen. Anschließend ist eine kleine Bastelaktion geplant.



Meetup: Libraries as Open Knowledge Spaces

Libraries are hubs for facilitating access to knowledge. In an age of "fake news", however, what is needed is not merely a literacy that allows for distinguishing between what is fake and what is not. Rather, what is required is a public pedagogy that reinvigorates the openness and commons nature of information and knowledge in ways that thwart off their creeping commodification. How can librarians, information specialists, activists facilitate this? Let's discuss it in this meetup!



Open Access for an Open Society: GLAM Insights

Digital technologies and the Internet give museums fantastic opportunities to engage and empower audiences through open access to digital collections. So who is leading the way and what approaches are they using? Reflecting on his current work at Europeana, and fresh from co-leading a global survey of open access in the GLAM (Gallery, Library, Archive, Museum) sector, Douglas will share insights into the key trends and challenges in this space.



Jürgen Kett

Jürgen Kett leitet seit Juni 2017 die Arbeitsstelle für Standardisierung (AfS) an der Deutschen Nationalbibliothek (DNB).

Nach seinem Informatikstudium an der Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main, wechselte er 2003 in die IT-Abteilung der DNB. Dort war er als stellvertretender Leiter der IT-Abteilung unter anderem für den Aufbau der Infrastruktur zum Sammeln von Netzpublikationen und für Projekte und Kooperationen rund um Semantic-Web-Technologien und Persistent-Identifier verantwortlich. Ab 2013 beriet er als Strategiereferent die Generaldirektion mit Blick auf den digitalen Wandel, koordinierte die Strategieentwicklung der Deutschen Nationalbibliothek und leitete die Implementierung eines dauerhaften Strategieprozesses.

Die Schwerpunkte seiner aktuellen Tätigkeit sind die Fortführung der nationalen und internationalen Regelwerksarbeit, die spartenübergreifende Öffnung und Modernisierung der Gemeinsamen Normdatei (GND) sowie der Aufbau kooperativer Erschließungsprozesse im deutschsprachigen Bibliothekswesen.


Since June 2017, Jürgen Kett is head of the Office for Library Standards (AfS) at the German National Library (DNB).

After studying computer science at the Goethe University Frankfurt am Main, he joined the IT department of the DNB in 2003. There, as deputy head of the IT department, he was responsible, among other things, for setting up the infrastructure for collecting online publications and for projects and cooperation around semantic web/linked data technologies and persistent identifiers. As of 2013, he advised the Director General on the digital transformation, coordinated the strategy development of the German National Library and led the implementation of a lasting strategy process.
The focus of his current work is the continuation of national and international standardization, the cross-domain opening and modernization of the Integrated Authority File (GND) as well as the fostering of cooperative cataloguing processes.

Safiya Umoja Noble

Dr. Safiya U. Noble is an assistant professor at the University of Southern California (USC) Annenberg School of Communication. She is the recipient of a Hellman Fellowship and the UCLA Early Career Award.

Noble’s academic research focuses on the design of digital media platforms on the internet and their impact on society. Her work is both sociological and interdisciplinary, marking the ways that digital media impacts and intersects with issues of race, gender, culture, and technology design. Her monograph on racist and sexist algorithmic bias in commercial search engines is entitled Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism (NYU Press). She currently serves as an associate editor for the Journal of Critical Library and Information Studies, and is the co-editor of two books: The Intersectional Internet: Race, Sex, Culture and Class Online, and Emotions, Technology & Design and several articles and book chapters. Safiya holds a Ph.D. and M.S. in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a B.A. in Sociology from California State University, Fresno with an emphasis on African American/Ethnic Studies. She is a partner in Stratelligence, a firm that specializes in research on information and data science challenges, and is a co-founder of the Information Ethics & Equity Institute, which provides training for organizations committed to transforming their information management practices toward more just, and equitable outcomes.