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Information Sciences Department

Since its foundation in 1992, the Information Sciences Department has made a name for itself among information experts in Germany. It is known for its study concept of partially integrative education of archivists, librarians and information managers – also called the "Potsdam Model". Currently, almost 500 students study at the department. In addition to the degree programs, the department also offers further education programs for employees in archives and libraries.

Degrees

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Archival Studies (BA)

Archives are the memory of society. During your studies, you will learn to evaluate analog and digital products based on their relevance for the future and make them accessible to interested parties in a user-friendly manner. Your future field of work is diverse: whether in a public archive or a private company, the expertise and methods you acquire will be in demand in the job market.

Application period: 15th of June – 15th of August (no admission restrictions)

Archival Studies (BA)

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Library Sciences (BA)

Libraries consolidate large volumes of diverse information and make it accessible to their users. In doing so, they make a valuable contribution to understanding the past, present, and future.

As a library scientist, you not only hold the key to this knowledge but also create it and actively shape the transfer of information.

Application period: 15th of June – 15th of August (no admission restrictions)

Library Sciences (BA)

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Archival Sciences (MA)

Upon graduation, you will be qualified to assume a leadership position in archival management. You will possess competencies in archive management and project management within archival tasks, particularly in records management, digital long-term preservation, marketing, and public relations. You will be equipped to handle archival tasks amid changing professional and societal demands.

Application period: 22nd of May – 30th of June in odd-numbered years (restricted admission)

Archival Sciences (MA)

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Digital Data Management (MA)

The professional world is undergoing rapid change, irreversibly triggered by digitization. With the Master's program in Digital Data Management (DDM), you are optimally qualified for this future. You systematically expand your professional skills, which will propel your career forward successfully and sustainably.

DDM is an exclusive training program for the next generation of data managers.

Note: This degree program will no longer be offered starting from the summer semester of 2024.

Digital Data Management (MA)

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Information Studies (MA)

The internet never forgets - or does it? How do fake news come about, and what can be done about them? Why is "information" so crucial everywhere, even though no one can explain what it is? What should be preserved in the Digital Age? The Master's program in Information Science offers an integrative, scientifically oriented qualification with a strong focus on practical application for professional fields dealing with information and knowledge.

Note: This degree program will no longer be offered starting from the winter semester of 2022/23.

Information Studies (MA)

Inaugural Lecture of Prof. Dr. Veit Köppen

On the occasion of his appointment as professor of Library Science - Technologies, Systems and Services, Prof. Dr. Veit Köppen gave his inaugural lecture entitled "Data Engineering in Research Data Management" on 15th of January 2024.

Inaugural lecture of Prof. Dr. Martin Stürzlinger

On the occasion of his appointment as Adjunct Professor of Digital Archiving, Prof. Dr. Martin Stürzlinger gave his inaugural lecture on 18th of December 2023 entitled "Digital Archiving. Who do you trust with your data?".

Inaugural lecture Prof. Dr. Felix Schäfer

On the occasion of his appointment as part-time professor for "Digitisation of Archives and Collections" at the Department of Information Sciences, Prof. Dr. Felix Schäfer gave his inaugural lecture on 29 January 2024 entitled "What do we do with 1 million scans? Or: Open GLAMour at the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation!".

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Online Study Selection Assistant (OSA)

With the OSA, you can interactively find out whether one of our bachelor's degree programs in Archival Studies, Library Sciences and Information Studies is a good fit for you. We show you concrete tasks and give you insights into everyday study life.

Online Study Selection Assistant (OSA)

News from the department

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Registration for the Long Night of Writing is now open for FHP students

Register now for 18th of April and benefit from the "Long Night of Writing"! The student counselling service and the library of the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam are once again offering the opportunity to advance your own writing project with input lectures and the chance to concentrate on…

Studierende der FH Potsdam vor dem Landesarchiv NRW in Duisburg
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Retrospective

Students attended the Conference "Archive Pedagogy in Migration Society" at the NRW State Archive in Duisburg

Germany is a country of immigration! On the 14th and 15th of June 2024, representatives from archives, schools and other educational institutions met in Duisburg for the 35th Archive Pedagogy Conference on the topic of "Archive Pedagogy in Migration Society"!

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Conference Report 17th International Symposium on Information Science

ISI2023 provided a stimulating platform for dialogue on current developments and challenges in information sciences. The discussions and presentations reflected the broad spectrum of topics and the need for a comprehensive examination of these issues for the further development of the discipline.

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Department of Information Sciences of the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam well represented at BiblioCon2024

BiblioCon, one of Germany's largest professional events for the library sector, took place in Hamburg this year under the title 112th BiblioCon2024 "open.local.global". The Department of Information Science of the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam was also well represented at BiblioCon.

Associated facilities

Koordinierungsstelle Brandenburg-digital

The goal of the Koordinierungsstelle Brandenburg-digital (KBD) is to improve the digital presentation of cultural assets from the state of Brandenburg. By increasing the digital visibility of individual institutions and holdings, a very real and substantial contribution is made to increasing the digital visibility of Brandenburg as a cultural state.

Koordinierungsstelle Brandenburg-digital

Landesfachstelle für Archive und Öffentliche Bibliotheken Brandenburg

The Landesfachstelle für Archive und Öffentliche Bibliotheken Brandenburg is affiliated with the Information Science Department at the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam. As an institution of the University, one of the tasks of the Landesfachstelle is to support the transfer of knowledge between the university and archival and library practice in the state of Brandenburg.

Landesfachstelle für Archive und Öffentliche Bibliotheken Brandenburg

Vernetzungs- und Kompetenzstelle Open Access Brandenburg

The Vernetzungs- und Kompetenzstelle (VuK) Open Access Brandenburg is the central point of contact on the topic of Open Access and for related areas of open science in the state of Brandenburg. It was established in 2021 at the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam as part of the implementation of the state's Open Access strategy.

Vernetzungs- und Kompetenzstelle Open Access Brandenburg

Dates

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Start-up Service, Social and Educational Sciences, CITY | BUILDING | CULTURE, Civil Engineering, Design, Information Sciences Info Event
16/07/2024, 12.00 pm – 1.00 pm
Zielgruppe: University members, Students
Location: Online
Information Sciences Workshop
18/07/2024, 1.00 pm – 7.00 pm
Zielgruppe: Professional audience, University members, Students, Public
Information Sciences Workshop
19/07/2024, 9.00 am – 2.30 pm
Zielgruppe: Professional audience, University members, Students, Public
Information Sciences Workshop
05/09/2024, 9.30 am – 5.00 pm
Zielgruppe: Professional audience, University members, Students, Public
Location: Hybrid

Site and room plans

The Information Sciences Department is located in House 2 on the campus of the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam. The department's seminar rooms and the offices of the project staff are located in house 3.

Lage- und Raumplan Haus 2 (PDF, 1.34 MB)
Lage- und Raumplan Haus 3 (PDF, 886.75 KB)

Contact

Dean

Prof. Dr. Ellen Euler

Prof. Dr. jur. Ellen Euler, LL.M.

Professor of Library Science – Open Access/Open Data

Stellv. Dekan

Prof. Dr. Günther Neher

Professor für Webtechnologie und Semantic Web-Anwendungen

Prodekanin für Lehre und Studium

Corinna Stoll

Corinna Stoll

Studiengangsentwicklung und Studienorganisation

Prodekanin für Forschung und Transfer

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Heike Neuroth

Professorin für Bibliothekswissenschaft