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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.

Degree programs at the Information Sciences Department

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Degree programme Teaching language Start of study Application deadline
Archival Sciences (MA) German Winter semester
22/05 – 30/06/ in odd-numbered calendar years (admission restricted)
Archival Studies (BA) German Winter semester
15/06 – 15/08 (free of admission)
Digital Data Management (MA) German Summer semester
Note: No enrolment for summer semester 2024
Information Studies (BA) German Winter semester
15/06 – 30/09 (free of admission)
Library Sciences (BA) German Winter semester
15/06 – 15/08 (free of admission)

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!".

Grafik des Online-Studienwahl-Assistenten (OSA)

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)

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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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Student Counselling Service, Library, Social and Educational Sciences, CITY | BUILDING | CULTURE, Civil Engineering, Design, Information Sciences Workshop
18/04/2024 04.00 pm – 10.00 pm
Zielgruppe: Students
Location: Library
Start-up Service Info Event
19/06/2024 09.00 am – 11.00 am
Zielgruppe: University members, Students, Public
Location: OnlineRoom via Zoom
Student Counselling Service, Library, Social and Educational Sciences, CITY | BUILDING | CULTURE, Civil Engineering, Design, Information Sciences Workshop
17/10/2024 04.00 pm – 10.00 pm
Zielgruppe: Students
Location: Library

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)

Timetables

Stundenpläne WiSe 2023/24 für Bachelorstudiengänge Archiv, Bibliothekswissenschaft, Informations- und Datenmanagement (PDF, 354.7 KB)
Stundenpläne im Wintersemester 2023/24 für die Studiengänge Archiv (B. A.), Bibliothekswissenschaft (B. A.) sowie Informations- und Datenmanagement (B. A.) am Fachbereich Informationswissenschaften

Contact

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Prof. Dr. Ellen Euler

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

Professor of Library Science – Open Access/Open Data

Head of Department Office