Andreas Degkwitz

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Prof. Dr. Andreas Degkwitz (born 1956 in Frankfurt/Main) is the Chief Librarian of the Humboldt University of Berlin and Honorary Professor for information science of Potsdam University for Applied Sciences.

From 2004 until September 2011 he was the Chief-Information-Officer of the Brandenburg Technical University of Cottbus. The university combined the central services for information, communication and media (library, computer-services, learning center and administrative data processing) on a common management and integrated the suppliers for these services to the integrated institution Information-, Communication- and Media-Center (ICMC/IKMZ) (

In his former position (1998 – 2003) he was the deputy-director and the head of the computer-department of the library of Potsdam University. There he re-designed the IT-facilities and the electronic services of the library and at the same time he had the responsibility to implement a new library system for acquisition, cataloguing and circulation (OCLC/PICA). Another focus was a research project about the market for scientific information and the future role of its players (authors, editors, publisher, libraries, users etc.) will have in digital times (

From 1991 to 1998 he worked as a junior consultant for library affairs at the German Research Society / Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft. The management of programs and projects funded by the German Research Society belongs to the mayor issues of his task combined with strategic planning for the technologically driven development of libraries and similar institutions.

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