Frankfurter Buchmesse brings world’s academic publishing together

By 17 Oct 2018

No other place offers visitors a more comprehensive overview of the various publishing possibilities in the scientific sector than the Hall 4.2 at the Frankfurter Buchmesse, held from 10 to 14 October 2018. Here, they can learn about the latest innovations in the field of knowledge sharing and managing business information. They can also find out how knowledge and information will be disseminated and conveyed in the future. The technologies and platforms used to this end point the way for digital publishing and related business models. Research, cooperation, publishing, networking, teaching and learning – everything from the field of STM, academic publishing and business information is at the Frankfurter Buchmesse.

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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.

Campus Weekend

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

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.


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