Leipzig, 17 March, 2008. For the fourth time the Media Foundation of the Sparkasse Leipzig and the Institute of Communication and Media at the University of Leipzig jointly awarded the "Promotion Prize of Bibliology". The award ceremony was held at the "Book Studies" booth of the Leipzig Book Fair on Saturday, 15 March, 2008. Prof. Michael Haller, Director of the Institute of Communication and Media at the University of Leipzig, delivered the laudatory speech.
The 2,500 Euro "Promotion Prize of Bibliology" is awarded in memory of Professor Dietrich Kerlen. This year’s laureate, bibliology scientist Katharina Eberenz from Mainz, was honoured for her final thesis entitled "Reading with Hands and Ears. Braille and Audio Books for the Blind and Visually Impaired."