One year after the establishment of Network 12 Library and Information Science Network (LISnet) in 1998, Alexander Botte started to work for the network and promoted LISnet as a co-convenor until 2015.
Alexander was committed to the idea of creating sustainable European infrastructures in educational research and educational practice. He became actively engaged in preparing the ground for collaboration, and interlinking in research and development across borders and beyond nation states. In this regard, Alexander has addressed a broad range of topics spanning information literacy, monitoring of educational research and literature reference systems and European thesauri for education or digital scholarship, i.e. virtual research environments. Thanks to Alexander’s profound knowledge and innovative mindset - and of course owing to his warm-hearted, engaging personality - LISnet has become an interface of infrastructures in education that meets the challenges of digitization on a European level.
LISnet highly appreciates Alexander’s long-standing commitment, and would like to award him with an Honorary Network Membership.