Anita Eichinger

Vienna City Library, Austria


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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 www.digital.wienbibliothek.at, 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. De Gruyter, 2018, 41–50