How do you become a big data professional?
The strategic conference for information professionals was the leading event at the Frankfurter Buchmesse for information professionals, distributors and providers as well as major users. It examined the challenges of digital transformation. What does digitalisation mean for the information industry? How can the latter keep up with digitalisation in times of change and hold its ground by providing services? Information centres and service providers report on their experiences, challenges and successes in the age of digital transformation.
International Convention of University Presses
After four successful years, the International Convention of University Presses has become an established highlight at the Frankfurter Buchmesse. During the last four years, over 300 participants from 22 countries attended the International Convention of University Presses. The convention provided an opportunity for representatives of academic publishing houses from around the world to interact and share ideas and experiences.
The weekend was for students at the Frankfurter Buchmesse, with a multifaceted programme that ranged from science slams with free breakfast, scientific talks, and career-planning tips to the Campus Weekend Party on Saturday night.
The Lab is the 500-sqm interactive education laboratory in Hall 4.2 of the Frankfurter Buchmesse at the weekend. This area invited visitors to participate and showcases contemporary topics in education – tailored to a professional environment that is increasingly digital – from coding & making and digital media design to open science.
Instagram, nothing but pretty pictures?
There’s nothing on Instagram but pretty pictures and influencer advertising? Not in our feed! That’s the goal the creators of the WDR channel @Maedelsabende set for themselves. With their modern format for young women, they reach over 28,000 followers, addressing a vast range of issues that also includes serious topics such as depression, bullying, racism and abortion in a comprehensible way and through personal stories. Their efforts have garnered them the Grimme Online Award 2018 and the Smart Hero Award. The event saw a conversation about modern online media formats with Clare Devlin, editor at @Maedelsabende, and independent journalist Lilith Grull.
Wikipedia for university
The German-language version of Wikipedia is one of the top five most-visited German-language websites. It is a pervasive source of knowledge and reference guide for many students. This workshop with an introductory talk examined how students can use Wikipedia for university and in life. In addition, it explains how you can improve or correct articles on Wikipedia.