Rupert Hacker

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Rupert Hacker (born May 6, 1935 in Munich ; † July 23, 2016 there ) was a German librarian and author . He is best known for his book Basic Library Knowledge , which has been published in nine editions since 1972 and is considered the standard introductory work in library work.

Hacker's parents were the senior director of studies, Dr. Franz Hacker and Wilhelmine Hacker. Until the war-related evacuation to Feldafing in 1943, Hacker attended an elementary school in his native Munich. In 1953 Hacker passed the Abitur at the high school in Starnberg , which he attended from 1946.

Hacker studied history , German and English from 1953 to 1958 at the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich and graduated with the first state examination.

In 1959 he received a grant from the Free State of Bavaria to do research in the Vatican Apostolic Library for the Commission for Bavarian State History . Hacker then stayed in Rome and started his teaching traineeship at the German school there. He graduated from Munich in 1960.

From 1962 to 1964 he completed a library training course at the Bavarian State Library .

From 1964 to 1975 he was first a lecturer at the Bavarian Library School and finally its director. In the meantime, he published his dissertation in 1967 with the title The Relationships Between Bavaria and the Holy See in the Reign of Ludwig I (1825-1848) .

From 1975 to 1998 he was director of the archives and library department at the University of Applied Sciences for Public Administration and Justice in Bavaria . Hacker wrote the German-language standard introductory work for librarians: Basic librarianship , which appeared in seven editions from 1972 to 2000. The revisions, the eighth (2008) and ninth (2016) editions, were developed by Klaus Gantert.


  • Klaus Gantert, Rupert Hacker: Basic library knowledge , 8th, completely revised. and exp. Ed., Saur, Munich 2008, ISBN 978-3598117718 (1st edition 1972)
  • Rupert Hacker (Ed.): Contributions to the history of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek (=  Bayerische Staatsbibliothek - series of publications . Volume 1 ). Saur, Munich 2000, ISBN 3-598-24060-0 .
  • Rupert Hacker: The relations between Bavaria and the Holy See in the reign of Ludwig I. 1825-1848 , dissertation, Munich 1967 (= library of the German Historical Institute in Rome , volume 27)
  • Rupert Hacker (ed.): Ludwig II of Bavaria in eyewitness reports , Düsseldorf 1966 (3rd edition Munich 1986)

Web links

  • Obituary for Dr. Rupert Hacker (1935–2016) by Hans Popst in o-bib: the open library journal / ed. from the Association of German Librarians (VDB) - Munich: VDB, ISSN  2363-9814 , ZDB-ID 28452136, Vol. 3, No. 4 (2016), doi : 10.5282 / o-bib / 2016H4S350-352

Individual evidence

  1. Süddeutsche Zeitung No. 171 of July 26, 2016, p. 13 (obituary).
  2. Obituary for Dr. Rupert Hacker by Klaus Gantert in Zeitschrift für Bibliothekswesen und Bibliographie: united with Zentralblatt für Bibliothekswesen; ZfBB; Organ of the scientific library system. Frankfurt / M .: Klostermann, ISSN  0044-2380 , ZDB-ID 201077x, vol. 63.2016, 5–6, pp. 343 and 344