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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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Information Sciences
Study & Teaching

Retrospective

The Artists' Archive of the Berlinische Galerie – An Archive as Part of a Museum

"Why stop when it's at its best?" Sharon Hundehege and Paula Weyrauch visit the artists' archive at the Berlinische Galerie.

#Demokratie! vertikal links von einem großen "D" mit kreisförmigem Farbverlauf und zehn Händen darauf.
Social and Educational Sciences CITY | BUILDING | CULTURE Civil Engineering Design Information Sciences
University policy

Press release

University of Applied Sciences Potsdam organises the Summer Semester 2024 under the Motto #Democracy!

Students and lecturers at the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam are organising a free themed semester on democracy and are exploring the future of the free democratic order. Questions of democracy, diversity and openness will be discussed as part of courses, action days and workshops.

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Information Sciences
Research

Press release

VEStOR project strengthens OpenRewi e. V. and promotes networking in the OER community

As part of the VEStOR project (networking, expanding and strengthening the OER community OpenRewi), OpenRewi e. V., the only community for open legal educational materials in law to date, is being expanded and strengthened. Networking with other OER communities is also being promoted.

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Student Counselling Service Library Social and Educational Sciences CITY | BUILDING | CULTURE Civil Engineering Design Information Sciences
Event

News

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…

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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Information Sciences, Student Counselling Service Info Event
31/05/2024, 12.00 pm – 2.00 pm
Zielgruppe: Public, Prospective students
Location: House 3
Research & Transfer, Social and Educational Sciences, CITY | BUILDING | CULTURE, Civil Engineering, Design, Information Sciences Presentation/Lecture
31/05/2024, 7.00 pm – 9.30 pm
Zielgruppe: University members, Public
Präsenzstelle Luckenwalde
Start-up Service, Social and Educational Sciences, CITY | BUILDING | CULTURE, Civil Engineering, Design, Information Sciences Info Event
13/06/2024, 2.00 pm – 5.00 pm
Zielgruppe: University members, Students, Public
Location: OnlineRoom via Zoom
Start-up Service, Social and Educational Sciences, CITY | BUILDING | CULTURE, Civil Engineering, Design, Information Sciences Info Event
19/06/2024, 9.00 am – 11.00 am
Zielgruppe: University members, Students, Public
Location: OnlineRoom via Zoom

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