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Swiss Academic Software
and Citavi


In Latin Citavi means I cited, in Italian it means you cited, and lastly in Serbo-Croatian, it means all encompassing, all, the totality.



Office (Google Maps)

Florhofstr. 2, 8820 Wädenswil, Switzerland.

Visit us (but please call first!):

✆ 0041 43 888 2070



The first version of Citavi was released in 1995 under the name LiteRat. In short order, LiteRat became one of the best-known reference management programs in the German-speaking world. In 2003, we started to develop LiteRat into a full-featured, global program: Citavi was born.

Citavi benefits from our ample experience with LiteRat and with research and development projects, e-learning, and database programs. Above all, we believe Citavi benefits most from our mission:

To make complex software as user-friendly and intuitive as possible.

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Hans Siem Schweiger

Managing Director, Marketing, Managerial Accounting

Certified lawyer, degree in Business Administration. Professional training as an industrial sales representative.

Located in Hamburg, Germany.





Peter Meurer, M.A.

CEO, Support, Program design

Degrees in Information Science, Media Studies, and Education. Prior degree in Nursing. Particip­ated in the development of LiteRat.





Jennifer Schultz, M.A., MLIS

Key Account Manager (English, German)

Degrees in Library and Information Science and Translation.





Patrick Hilt, M.A., M.A. (LIS)

Key Account Manager
(German, English, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese)

Degrees in Romance Languages, English,
and Library and Information Science.
Experience in library data management.

Located in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.





Ellen Hinrichsen

Software Consultant (German, English)

IT professional since 1994.

Located in Hamburg, Germany.





Sebastian Pabel, M.A.

Software Consultant (German, English)

Degrees in English Literature & Linguistics and Sociology.
Experience in Didactics.
Located in Bamberg, Germany.




Jana Votteler, M.A.

Software Consultant (German, English)

Degree in Library and Information Science.

Experience in libraries and information centers.
Located in Hamburg, Germany.




Thomas Schempp, M.A.

CEO, Head of Software Development

Degrees in History and Sociology. Owner of a database development company from 1999 to 2006. Since 2006 Head of Software Development for Citavi.





Marc Eichenberger


Diploma in Application Development.




Felix Brem

Programming, Back-End Development

Work in software development since 2000.




Jörg Pasch


Degrees in Chemistry and Financial Information Systems, developer of LiteRat. In IT since 2000.





Mirko Lugano


Degree in IT engineering. Work in front-end web development since 2006.



Dr. Hartmut Steuber


Degrees in German Literature, Sociology, History, and Edu­cation. Lecturer in Didactics. Creator of LiteRat and educational programs.

Located in Düsseldorf, Germany.

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Patricia Jeanneth Rodas Andino

Support (Spanish)

Bachelor's in Finance and Accounting, Master's in University Education. Experience in libraries. Instructor for reference management programs and databases at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras.
Located in Tegucigalpa, Honduras.




Martín Alberto Bertrand Soto

Support (Spanish)

Student in Information Systems at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras.

Located in Tegucigalpa, Honduras.




Melanie Altenhoff


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French translation

Thomas Colombera

Sandrine Marcellin


Italian translation

Elena Serturini-Wallbott

Isabella Amico di Meane


Polish Translation

Dominika Gajewska

Grzegorz Jarosiński


Portuguese Translation

André H. de Paula


Spanish Translation

Irene Díez San Miguel


PHP Programming

Jürgen Hörmann


Contributions to Manual

Dr. Manfred Schluchter


Art and Design

Andy Harper

Roberto Renfer

Verena Segert


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