Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek at the 8th Library Congress and 110th German Librarians' Day in LeipzigUnder the title #FREIRÄUMESCHAFFEN the 8th Library Congress will be held at the Congress Centrum Leipzig from

By Astrid B. Müller

Under the title #FREIRÄUMESCHAFFEN (#CREATEFREESPACE), the 8th Library Congress will be held at the Congress Centrum Leipzig from 31 May to 2 June 2022, which is also the 110th German Librarians' Day. The industry meeting, which is both a networking and training event with numerous workshops, discussions and lectures as well as a large trade exhibition, is organised by Bibliothek und Information Deutschland (Library and Information Germany) -BID, the Deutscher Bibliotheks- und Informationsverbände e.V. (Federal Association of German Library and Information Associations).

6. Bibliothekskongress 2016, Congress Center Leipzig, Foto: PUNCTUM / Jens Schlüter
6th Library Congress 2016, Congress Center Leipzig, Photo: PUNCTUM / Jens Schlüter

The congress wants to connect the digital with the analogue space: "How we want to fill the open space of libraries must always be explored anew. So #FreiräumeSchaffen is also an appeal to the innovative power of our sector," says Dr Sabine Homilius, President of Bibliothek & Information Deutschland. The partner country of this year's congress is the Czech Republic - its presence at the symposium and trade exhibition also marks the start of a three-year partner country phase between Germany and the Czech Republic.

The Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek will present itself and its services at the industry meeting with an exhibition stand and invites you to two presentations within the congress:

Exhibition stand - Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek
Stand A 09 (level 0)
 Congress Center Leipzig, trade exhibition
 Tuesday and Wednesday, 31 May and 1 June from 9:00 - 18:00,
 Thursday, 2 June from 9:00 - 17:30


Lisa Landes:Das Deutsche Zeitungsportal (The German Newspaper Portal): Historical Newspapers Represented and Rediscovered
1. June 2022, 9:00 - 9:30 a.m., Lecture Room 9 (with streaming)
Session: Content: Dealing with Content and Data

The Deutsche Zeitungsportal, a sub-portal of the Deutschen Digitalen Bibliothek, which will be launched in autumn 2021, brings together digitised historical newspapers from various libraries in one portal and makes them accessible via a full-text search across all holdings. The lecture presents the background and core objectives of the project, demonstrates the most important functionalities and goes into how libraries can participate in the Deutschen Zeitungsportal.


Alan Riedel: "Metadataphilia" or "Actionable Data"? – Mediation approaches for digitised cultural assets
 2. June 2022, 15:00 – 16:00, #Freiraum22

The Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek presents over 40 million objects from all cultural sectors and institutions: Archives, libraries, museums, media libraries, heritage conservation and other knowledge institutions. But how does it become a place that invites a creative, open, sometimes unconventional approach to cultural assets and how can this be implemented? The focus will be on the possibilities of the Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek as a place for cultural mediation, and the first results of the project "User-oriented restructuring of the Deutschen Digitalen Bibliothek " will also be presented.


#FREIRÄUMESCHAFFEN – 8. Library Congress and 110th German Librarians'
 Congress and Exhibition

31. May - 2 June 2022

Programme, registration, trade exhibition:
(streaming from hall 1, hall 2 and lecture room 9)

 Congress Center Leipzig (CCL)
 Seehausener Allee 1, 04356Leipzig