7th Library Congress Leipzig 2019: »Changing Libraries«: Save the Date!

“Libraries are changing themselves and they are changing society… libraries as ‘third places’ are no longer a vision, but a concept and, in some cases, also reality in the meantime”, as Dr. Heinz-Jürgen Lorenzen, President of the BID e.V. (Library and Information in Germany - Federal Union of German Library Associations) writes in his invitation to this year’s Library Congress.

For the 7th time the Library Congress is taking place in Leipzig, this year from 18th – 21st March 2019, and will be welcoming The Netherlands as the featured country, whose innovative library system should provide important impulses in content terms at the event, among other things.

As in previous years we are pleased to be represented with a stand at the trade fair and with different presentations in the programme this year, too. Come and visit us at Stand C04 on Level 0!

The Presentations

Managing Messy Metadata – Improving data quality with OpenRefine
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - Hands-On Lab digital, consultation room 2, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Cosmina Berta and Claudia Effenberger


Who, How, What? Personal information and specialist terms of museums in the GND (Integrated Authority File) and their representation in the GND data model. A GND4C workshop report

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - TK3: Curating content, Hall 4, 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Francesca Schulze (3:30 pm – 4:00 pm)

In: GND: Working with authority files



In Detail

7th Library Congress Leipzig 2019 (108th Librarians’ Day) » Changing Libraries«
Congress: Monday, 18th – Thursday, 21st March 2019
Specialist trade exhibition: 18th – 20th March 2019
Congress Center Leipzig (Leipzig Trade Fair)

The Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek’s exhibition stand:
C 04, Level 0
Daily from 9am to 6 pm

To the Congress website



Index and overview teaser: "Der Bibliothekar", Fritz Werner (um 1873), Alte Nationalgalerie, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 Deutschland)