32 lecture hours = 8 mu = 3 CP (Start: June 17th, 2004, End: July 15th, 2004)
Seminar Room II and McLuhan Documentation Center (MediaDocks)
During the 5000 years of library history, new media technologies have always influenced
the shape of libraries. Starting with sumerian clay tablets and egyptian papyrus rolls,
for many centuries, libraries have evolved only slowly.
it was the 20th century which re-shaped the idea of a collection of books into a new era
of documentation collection, presentation and usage.
In this course, we will try to deal with the digital part of libraries in two main
aspects: Digital Libraries as virtual collection of bits (Docherty) providing multi-media
presentations and ontology-based search functions as well as Electronic Libraries (Schrader)
using newest computing trends (mobile computers, wearables, augmented reality, ubiquitous computing
and tangible media) to enhance Physical Libraries and Hybrid Libraries with new value added services.
History of Libraries from sumerian clay to the german reading halls, presentation and
search methods, augmented reality in libraries, self-booking using RFID.
All course material will be available as *.pdf files which can be viewed in a freely
available Acrobat pdf-viewer from Adobe, the »Acrobat Reader«:
Please look at
The *.zip files are compressed files. You have to install »WinZip« on your machine
to open it. »WinZip« can also be downloaded at
For those of you, who want to print several slides on one page to save paper and
printer ink (good idea!) I would recommend to use any free printer tool like fineprint: http://www.fineprint.com.