President, CSC Austria
Associate Professor, University of Graz
Prof. Dr.Walter Koch is shareholder and director of Angewandte Informationstechnik
Ges.m.b.H., Associate Professor at the University of Graz and Guest Professor at the
University of Krems. Since 1998 he is president of the CSC-Cultural Service Centre
Austria. Prof. Koch was head of different research institutes at Joanneum Research Ltd. in
Graz, and consultant to different national and international organisations. His experience in
the cultural heritage field include national and international projects on in the field of
information systems, e.g. the recent European RTD project "Contemporary Culture Virtual
Archives in XML."
President, Foundation Prussian Cultural Heritage
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Dr. Klaus-Dieter Lehmann was appointed honorary professor of business information
studies in 1986, with numerous publications and the editorship of a research journal to his
credit. In 1988, Prof. Lehmann became the German national librarian, being appointed
Director General of the Deutsche Bibliothek. His deep knowledge of German academic
life, cultural institutions and administrative structures have qualified Prof. Lehmann for his
appointment, in February 1999, as president of the Foundation Prussian Cultural Heritage.
This Foundation represents a unique cultural domain, consisting of 17 museums, the Berlin
State Library, the Prussian State Archives, and various other research institutions.