Frank Simon-Ritz (born April 2, 1962 in Letmathe ) is a German librarian and cultural scientist .
After attending the Tilemannschule grammar school in Limburg an der Lahn , Simon-Ritz studied history and German at the Ruhr University in Bochum . After passing the 1st state examination, he was a scholarship holder from 1990 to 1993 at the graduate college “Social history of groups, strata, classes and elites” at Bielefeld University , where he received his doctorate in 1995 with a thesis on the free-spirited movement in Wilhelmine Germany. From 1993 to 1995 he completed a library traineeship at the University Library in Mannheim and at the library school in Frankfurt am Main . From 1995 to 1999 he was a research assistant at the Duchess Anna Amalia Library in Weimar , where he was responsible for the “Weimar Nietzsche Bibliography” project. Simon-Ritz has been director of the Weimar University Library since 1999 .
From 1999 to 2009 Simon-Ritz was a member of the board of the Thuringian Library Association, from 2003 to 2009 as its chairman. During the second term of office as chairman, the first library law was passed in Germany in the summer of 2008 . In 2006 Simon-Ritz was one of the co-founders of the Thuringian Literature Council, of which he - together with Matthias Biskupek - was from 2006 to 2008.
From 2010 to 2016 Simon-Ritz was a member of the board of the German Library Association , from 2013 to 2016 as its chairman. His special commitment in this function was the amendment of (scientific) copyright law. In the Copyright Science Act (UrhWissG) passed by the German Bundestag on June 30, 2017, essential requirements of the library association were taken into account. In spring 2012, Simon-Ritz was also elected deputy spokesman for the German Literature Conference (until 2015). In this function he was also a member of the Spokesperson's Council of the German Cultural Council .
Since August 2016, Simon-Ritz has been chairman of the "Directors' Conference of Thuringian Scientific Libraries" (DTWB). He was confirmed in this office in August 2019 for a further three years. In the discussions about the restructuring of the university library system in Thuringia, he spoke out in favor of a cooperative solution from the start. He has been a member of the board of directors of the "Cooperation Association of Thuringian University Libraries" since it was founded.
In August 2018, Simon-Ritz was elected as an advisory member to the management of the Joint Library Network.
Since November 2017 he has been the editor of the online publication series “New Bauhaus Lectures” together with Hans-Rudolf Meier and Winfried Speitkamp . In this series so far u. a. Texts by Aleida Assmann and Joseph Vogl published.
As part of the "Alumni Talks" at the Bauhaus University Weimar, he conducted video interviews with Klaus Uhlig and Christian Schädlich. a. about their experiences as students at the Weimar University of Architecture and Construction in the 50s of the 20th century.
- The organization of a worldview . The free-spirited movement in Wilhelminian Germany (= Religious cultures of modernity. Vol. 5). Kaiser, Gütersloh 1997, ISBN 3-579-02604-6 (also: Bielefeld, Universität, dissertation, 1995).
- (as editor) German studies on the Internet . An orientation aid (= information material for libraries. Supplement 8). German Library Institute, Berlin 1998, ISBN 3-87068-548-4 ( digitized edition )
- (as editor): 50 years of dissertations at the University of Architecture and Construction and the Bauhaus University Weimar . Verlag der Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Weimar 2005, ISBN 3-86068-275-X ( full text , PDF; 718 kB).
- The Thuringian Way to a Library Act , in: Library: Research and Practice, Vol. 32 (2008), No. 3, pp. 318-325 ( digitized edition )
- Michael Siebenbrodt, Frank Simon-Ritz (Ed.): The Bauhaus Library . Attempt at a reconstruction, Verlag der Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Weimar 2009, ISBN 978-3-86068-377-4
- Frank Simon-Ritz, Klaus-Jürgen Winkler, Gerd Zimmerman (eds.): But we are! We want! And we can do it! From the Grand Ducal Art School to the Bauhaus University Weimar, 1860–2010, Volume 1 [1860–1945], Verlag der Bauhaus University Weimar, Weimar 2010, ISBN 978-3-86068-419-1 .
- Frank Simon-Ritz, Klaus-Jürgen Winkler, Gerd Zimmerman (eds.): But we are! We want! And we can do it! From the Grand Ducal Art School to the Bauhaus University Weimar, 1860–2010, Volume 2 (1945–2010), Verlag der Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Weimar 2012, ISBN 978-3-86068-427-6 .
- Matthias Maier, Frank Simon-Ritz (Ed.): Everything digital? E-books in study and research, Verlag der Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Weimar 2012, ISBN 978-3-86068-454-2 ( digitized edition ).
- Natascha Reip, Frank Simon-Ritz: The lobbying work of the dbv: General considerations and concrete implementation using the example of copyright law . In: o-bib, Vol. 2, No. 4 (2015) ( full text , PDF; 718 kB)
- Frank Simon-Ritz: Policy for libraries: 10 years of the Thuringian Library Act . In: Achim Bonte / Juliane Rehnolt (eds.): Cooperative information infrastructures as an opportunity and a challenge. Berlin: deGruyter, 2018, ISBN 978-3-11-058752-4 , pp. 244–253 ( digital edition )
- ^ Research report 1997/98, Bielefeld University
- ^ Weimar Nietzsche Bibliography
- ↑ Cf. Frank Simon-Ritz, Der Thüringer Weg zu einer Bibliotheksgesetz , in: Bibliothek: Forschung und Praxis, Vol. 32 (2008), No. 3, pp. 318-325 and Frank Simon-Ritz: Politics for Libraries: 10 Years of the Thuringian Library Act. In: Achim Bonte / Juliane Rehnolt (eds.): Cooperative information infrastructures as an opportunity and a challenge. Berlin: deGruyter, 2018, pp. 244–253
- ^ Thuringian Literature Council
- ↑ Natascha Reip, Frank Simon-Ritz: The lobby work of the dbv: General considerations and concrete implementation using the example of copyright law. In: o-bib, Vol. 2, No. 4 (2015)
- ↑ Frank Simon-Ritz: Centralization vs. Cooperation: Thuringian discussions about the development of university libraries. In: Zeitschrift für Bibliothekswesen und Bibliographie, Vol. 63 (2016), pp. 149–155. Full text
- ↑ This series is made available via the online publication system of the Weimar University Library .
- ^ Bauhaus University Weimar: № 20 - Klaus Uhlig. Retrieved July 29, 2020 .
- ^ Bauhaus University Weimar: № 22 - Christian Schädlich. Retrieved July 29, 2020 .
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||German librarian and cultural scientist|
|DATE OF BIRTH||April 2, 1962|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Letmathe|