Online-survey „Learning and Studying at Klagenfurt University Library”

Dear Klagenfurt University Library users,
Dear Klagenfurt University students,

Carrying out a short online-survey on the subject “The University Library Klagenfurt – a place for learning and working”
we would like you to take a few minutes to fill out the survey to help us to revise and improve our service


English version of the survey:


Thank you for your participation!


Kind regards,
Your Klagenfurt University Library team


Borrowing via self-service kiosk (Test in June 2019)

Dear Klagenfurt University Library users,
Dear Klagenfurt University students,


For a couple of years now, you have all had the chance to borrow media from the reading rooms yourself at the two self-service kiosks.

This service is in particular demand when the circulation desk is closed.
During the circulation desk’s opening hours, use of this service fluctuates.


To focus our service and to improve the quality of personal service at the circulation desk, we are going to do a test in June 2019:

In June, all users wanting to borrow media from the reading rooms (open shelves, media library, textbook collection, i.e. media that can be borrowed at any time and by anybody) are asked to do this exclusively at the two self-service kiosks! – Please use this service also during the circulation desk’s opening hours.


Of course, the circulation desk staff are happy to help you with any problem.


Thank you for your co-operation!


Kind regards,
Your Klagenfurt University Library team

Electrical installations in the reading rooms (noise on May 27/28 and June 05/06)

Dear Klagenfurt University Library users,
Dear Klagenfurt University students,

In the coming weeks, the reading rooms in the central building will also be fitted with emergency lighting. This requires electrical installations, and we are hereby informing you of when and where to expect noise:


Periodicals reading room (level 2):
Monday, May 27
Tuesday, May 28

Reading room (level 3):
Wednesday, June 05
Thursday, June 06


Reading rooms and shelves are accessible as usual.
All the same, we recommend to use other rooms.

We hope that these restrictions don’t interfere with your work and that the noise level will remain at a minimum.
We also hope for your understanding!

Kind regards,
Your Klagenfurt University Library team

Job Announcement: PreDoc Scientist (f/m)

The Department of Applied Informatics (Research Group Adaptive and Networked Production Systems) invites applications for the position of an

PreDoc Scientist (f/m) (in German: Universitätsassistent/in)


The tasks and responsibilities of the position include:

  • Participation in research and teaching activities of the Research Group Adaptive and Networked Production Systems
  • Independent research with the goal of Doctoral Promotion within the period of appointment
  • Dedicated collaboration in administrative and organizational tasks of the department
  • Project collaboration with academic and industrial partners of the research group
  • Participation in public relations activities of the department and faculty

Required Qualifications:

  • Completed Master’s or Diploma studies with substantial focus on Informatics (e.g., in Informatics, Business Information Systems, Information Management or Data Science) at a domestic or foreign higher education institution
  • Fluency in spoken and written English
  • Basic knowledge and practical experience in one or more of the following areas:

Declarative Problem Solving

Knowledge Representation and Reasoning

Combinatorial Search and Optimization

Constraints and Preferences

Computational Complexity

Planning and Scheduling

Data Mining and Machine Learning

Algorithms and Implementation

Additional Desired Qualifications:

  • Good study performance
  • First scientific publication(s) (in addition to the Master’s or Diploma thesis)
  • International and practical experience specific to the position
  • Social and communicative competences
  • Teaching experience and didactic competence


Applications with the customary documents are to be submitted online until 12 June 2019 by pressing the button „Apply for this position“ at the bottom of the announcement indicating reference code 375/19 on



Finding the water bottle, but missing the small weapon: Research on the role of the working memory during hand luggage checks at the airport

Visual search allows humans to identify certain objects: For example, a doctor can recognise dangerous anomalies in x-ray images, or airport security staff can use x-ray technology to identify items inside our hand luggage. At the Department of Psychology, Anna Conci, recipient of an ÖAW-DOC scholarship, is studying the influence of the working memory on the search performance. Read more