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Rudolf Mumenthaler

  • Prof. Dr.
  • Professor for Library Science
  • HTW Chur, Switzerland
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About

Rudolf Mumenthaler became professor for library science at HTW Chur in May 2012. Here he puts the focus in teaching and research on digital libraries, new trends in libraries, e-books and innovation management. From 1991 to 1997 he was assistant to the chair of European History at the University of Zurich. In 1996 he completed a PhD with a thesis on Swiss Scholars in Tsarist Russia. From 1997 to 2012 he worked at ETH-Bibliothek Zurich. There he was from 1997 to 2008 responsible for the Special Collections and put a strong focus on digitization and online access to the worthful collections (autographs, rare books, photographs). 2009 he took over a new job as head of the newly founded department innovation and marketing at ETH-Bibliothek. He introduced an innovation process for the library. A main task was to screen developments in information technology and libraries and to check which issues would be interesting for the library and its services. One of these issues are eReaders and how they could be used in libraries.

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Survey on medical librarians

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Volksschulbibliotheken im Kanton St. Gallen: Ergebnisse einer Studie

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  • Mumenthaler R
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kjl&m (2017)
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Bibliotheken: Orte der Begegnung und des Lernens

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GIBB intern (2016)
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Do medical librarians need a specialist degree?

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Journal of EAHIL (2016)
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Editorial – Rückblick und Call for Call for Papers

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Informationspraxis (2016)
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Professional experience

Professor for Library Science

HTW Chur, Switzerland

May 2012 - Present

Head Innovation and Management

ETH-Bibliothek

September 2009 - April 2012(3 years)

Head of the Special Collections

ETH-Bibliothek

August 1997 - August 2009(12 years)

Education history

Dr. phil

Universität Zürich

August 2017