The Fight Against Truth Decay

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17:30 – 18:30, Hall Cosmos in Association with А1

Digital Humanism and Knowledge Institutions

In this lecture Director of the Vienna City Library and philosopher Anita Eichinger will share the basics of Digital Humanism. The Manifesto for Digital Humanism, which was adopted at TU Wien in 2019, aims to put people in the centre of digital transformation and ensure that technology is used in accordance with ethical and moral principles. One of the biggest challenges in this context is the loss of trust in facts and truths. In this context, libraries play an important role, serving as guardians of knowledge and truth. Libraries can help facilitate access to information and ensure that facts and truths are accessible to all. In addition, libraries can act as key players in promoting media literacy and critical thinking.

This event will be in English, simultaneous translation will be available.
In partnership with the Austrian Embassy.

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Dr. Anita Eichinger, librarian, philosopher, has been Director of the Vienna City Library since 2019. Before that she was head of “Digital Services” and started retrodigitisation projects and established the Digital Library, she also played a key role in setting up the Wien Geschichte Wiki in 2013. In her postgradual master thesis “Smart City – Smart Library” (2016) she argues that a Smart City like Vienna needs culture in its strategy. Since 2016, she has been a member of the Smart City Vienna Arbeitskreis. She published several articles on Cultural Heritage, Libraries and Digitalization. Her latest publication is “Digitale Bibliothek und Wien Geschichte Wiki. Strategien zur Digitalisierung an der Wienbibliothek”, in: Gregor Neuböck (Hg.) Digitalisierung in Bibliotheken. Viel mehr als nur Bücher scannen.

She published several articles on Cultural Heritage, Libraries and Digitalization. Her latest publication is „Anita Eichinger/Katharina Prager: We are needed more than ever. Cultural Heritage, Libraries ans Archives, in H. Werthner, E. Prem, E. A. Lee, and C. Ghezzi (eds): Perspectives on Digital Humanism, Springer, 2022. (BibTeX)“

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FCC, Cosmos Hall in Association with A1

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