The first conference
Inspired by the Central Library’s mission statement, the first of its conferences was held in 2001 in cooperation with Arbeitsgemeinschaft der Spezialbibliotheken (Special Libraries Association, ASpB) – Section 5 of the German Library Association (DBV) – and B&I International and was entitled:
„The Future of Scientific Publishing – Scientists in a Dialogue with Publishers and Libraries"
Since 2001, the Central Library has been organizing workshops and conferences dealing with science, publishing, and libraries on a regular basis. These events are meeting points for librarians, information providers, and decision-makers. Depending on the type of conference, the Central Library can welcome between 50 and 250 participants to Jülich.
From 2005 to 2009, the CAT workshops organized by the Language Services of Forschungszentrum Jülich in the Central Library afforded translators an opportunity to discuss the use of computer-aided translation tools with colleagues and experts.
In 2007, the name WissKom was adopted to designate all of the library conferences.
From 2013 onwards, the Central Library’s workshops will be grouped together in a workshop series entitled [sic!] Jülich.
Printed conference proceedings are available from our Publishing House (in German).
[sic!] Jülich – Invenio User Group Workshop 2013
|18–20 November 2013|
[sic!] Jülich aimed to provide a platform for users of the software package Invenio to exchange ideas on new developments, and also to attract new partners. The individual presentations allowed participants to get to know the Invenio-based systems developed by different libraries, some of them within the Helmholtz Association. The topics dealt with library software and repositories and included:
|Forschungszentrum Jülich's workshop website: [sic!] Jülich 2013|
CERN's workshop website and registration: IUGW 2013
WissKom2012: Networked Knowledge – Data, People, Systems
|5–7 November 2012|
|The sixth conference addressed the increasing importance of the field of research data and the sustainable use of such data. The speakers dealt with research data repositories, their networks, and value-added services. Much attention was devoted to expectations and changes with respect to library users, repository users, and librarians.|
With workshop reports, project presentations, scientific and theoretical contributions, and a keynote lecture entitled “Delete: The Virtue of Forgetting in the Digital Age”, the highlight of Wisskom2012 was the diversity in libraries and in science.
|Conference webseite: WissKom2012 (in German)|
WissKom2012 conference proceedings: Vernetztes Wissen - Daten, Menschen, Systeme (in German)
33rd ASpB Conference: Specialized Libraries – Friend and Follower of Science
|9–11 November 2011|
The 33rd Working and Training Conference of the Arbeitsgemeinschaft der Spezialbibliotheken (Special Libraries Association, ASpB), Section 5 of the German Library Association (DBV), took place on 9–11 November 2011 to mark the 50th anniversary of the Central Library of Forschungszentrum Jülich. It was organized by the Jülich Aachen Research Alliance in a cooperation between Forschungszentrum Jülich and the library at RWTH Aachen University. The topics of the conference were:
|Conference website: 33rd ASpB Conference (in German)|
33rd ASpB conference presentations: Spezialbibliotheken – Freund und Follower der Wissenschaft (in German)
Report in b.i.t.online (in German)
Report in ABI Technik
WissKom2010: eLibrary – Structuring the Change
|8–10 November 2010|
|The fifth conference took as its topic the changes experienced by libraries above all in the science and technology environment as they move towards becoming virtual portals for literature, information, and related services. The objective was to establish new concepts for providing information, to develop innovative forms of delivery, and to evaluate their utilization professionally.|
Opportunities for almost complete virtualization of information and other services have a fundamental impact on the operation and strategic orientation of libraries and information centres.
|WissKom2010 conference proceedings: eLibrary - den Wandel gestalten (in German)|
|8 May 2009|
|Third CAT workshop held by the Language Services in the Central Library. |
This workshop had a practical focus and offered translators the opportunity to exchange views on the use of computer-aided translation tools with colleagues and experts.
WissKom2007: Scholarly Communication of the Future
|6–8 November 2007|
|The fourth conference was the first to be known as WissKom, the name which has since been adopted for all specialist library conferences organized by the Central Library. |
WissKom stands for Wissenschaftskommunikation (“scholarly communication”), and this first conference addressed the changes in this type of communication.
Scholarly communication has changed significantly with the extensive digitalization of information.
This affects the cognitive process of the scholar just as much as the provision of information in libraries. Approaches such as e-science, grid computing, the development of Web 2.0, along with the application of bibliometric science indicators and the Open Access movement have all led to the structural reorientation of scholarly communication.
|WissKom2007 conference proceedings: Wissenschaftskommunikation der Zukunft (in German)|
CAT – The Next Chapter
|11 May 2007|
Second CAT workshop held by the Language Services in the Central Library. The workshop dealt with the following topics:
The Language Services of Forschungszentrum Jülich presented an example of its cooperation with scientists in the translation and dubbing of a short film.
Knowledge eXtended – Cooperation between Scientists, Librarians and IT Specialists
|2–4 November 2005|
|The third conference reflected the awareness that libraries can no longer undertake sole responsibility for the provision of information in an increasingly digital working environment.|
Cooperation with IT specialists and scientists is an important part of a library’s work.
|Conference proceedings: Knowledge eXtended - Die Kooperation von Wissenschaftlern, Bibliothekaren und IT-Spezialisten (in German)|
Who's afraid of CAT?
|24 June 2005|
First CAT workshop held by the Language Services in the Central Library. The topics of the workshop were as follows:
The workshop brought together almost 60 representatives from EU institutions, German federal ministries and authorities, non-profit organizations, well-known industrial companies such as Merck, Ruhrgas, Bayer, and Siemens, and research institutions such as CERN and RWTH Aachen University, as well as freelance translators.
Bibliometric Analysis in Science and Research – Applications, Benefits and Limitations
|5–7 November 2003|
The second conference focused completely on bibliometrics.
|Conference proceedings: Bibliometric Analysis in Science and Research - Applications, Benefits and Limitations|
28th ASpB Conference: The Future of Scientific Publishing – Scientists in a Dialogue with Publishers and Libraries
|28–30 November 2001|
|The first conference was held to mark the 40th anniversary of the Central Library on the Jülich campus.|
It was organized in cooperation with Arbeitsgemeinschaft der Spezialbibliotheken (Special Libraries Association, ASpB) – Section 5 of the German Library Association (DBV) – and B&I International.
The history of scientific publishing and the current state of the art was discussed from different perspectives.
|Conference proceedings: Die Zukunft des wissenschaftlichen Publizierens - Der Wissenschaftler im Dialog mit Verlag und Bibliothek (in German)|