School of Information Management & Systems
 Previously School of Library & Information Studies

  Michael Buckland, Professor.

 History of Information Management: Germany

The principal treatment is: Elke Behrends. Technisch-wissenschaftliche Dokumentation in Deutschland von 1900 bis 1945: Unter besondere Beruecksichtigung des verhaeltnisses von Bibliothek und Dokumentation. Wiesbaden: harrassowitz, 1995. Technical and scientific documentation in Germany from 1900 to 1945: With a special look at the relationship between library and documentation.

See Thomas Hapke website.
*** New *** Gering, Eberhardt. 2004. Die Gründer der Deutschen Deutschen Gesellschaft für Dokumentation: Ein Beitrag zur Gründungsgeschichte der DGD. [pdf]
***New***  -   Information schools: A Monk, Library Science, and the Information Age. The rationale for evolving and modernizing academic programs in library science seen in the context of German library science: Martin Schrettinger, Adolf von Harnack, Fritz Milkau, and Humboldt University. Manuscript for Humboldt University Institute of Library Science students' book project. July 24, 2004.
  - Thomas Hapke. Bausteine zur Geschichte des deutschen Informationswesens im 20. Jahrhundert. (Building blocks for the history of German information science in the 20th century). Presentation at the annual meeting of the Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Informationswissenschaft und Informationspraxis (DGI German Society for Information Science and Information Practice), May 2001.
  - Thomas Hapke: History of Scholarly Information and Communication: A Review of Selected German literature. Journal of the American Society for Information Science 3(1999):229-232. (German version).
  - Conference on History and Heritage of Science Information Systems, Pittsburgh, Oct. 23-25, 1998. Report in German.
  - Wilhelm Ostwald, 1853-1932, and The Bridge (Munich, 1911-1913): World brain, hypertext, A4.
- Thomas Hapke. From the World Brain to the first transatlantic dialogue: Activtities in information and documentation in Germany in the first half of the 20th century. IFLA 2003.
  - T. Hapke. Wilhelm Ostwald, the "Bruecke" (Bridge), and connections to other bibliographic activities at the beginning of the 20th century. Illustrated lecture notes in English.
  -   Talks from Germany at the Second Conference on the History and Heritage of Scientific and Technical Information Systems:
  -     -   Documentation and library associations in Germany during the 20th century (Slides of a talk by Marlies Ockenfeld.
  -     -   Learning the Lessons of the Past (Slides of a talk by Robert Fugmann).
  -     -   Erich Pietsch - International Connections of a German Pioneer in Information Science (Slides of a talk by Thomas Hapke).
  - Emanuel Goldberg, 1881-1970: Electronics for document retrieval at Zeiss Ikon, Dresden, in 1931.   Portrait   Lebensbild.
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