At many universities around the world, information sciences is anchored as an own field of studies and also as a fixed component in research and teaching. The following work should document this thesis on the basis of concrete facts. On the one hand a meta-analysis will show how information sciences is institutionally anchored in continental Europe. Therefore in a first step as far as possible all information science institute will be surveyed. Then a publication analysis in the period of 2001 up to 2010 will be conducted. For this purpose, all publications of this period, dealing with this special topic, will be surveyed and assigned to the individual institutions and countries, to get a connection to the before surveyed information science institutes. The intention is to elaborate on individual country base , which information sciences institute publish the most. Furthermore, by means of the publication analysis institutes can be identified, which were not found in the meta-analysis. Naturally, during analysis like this some problem areas, restrictions and difference in interpretation can appear. In this specific case, clear differences between the meta-analysis and the bibliometric analysis exist. In the meta-analysis, which is limited on the information of the four mentioned websites, the results are highly different to those of the bibliometric analysis. The reason therefore is perhaps the up-to-dateness of the individual web pages. A further problem is the language, as the individual names of the institutes are not consistent headed in English. Also the similarity of many institute-descriptions and the herewith linked difficult classification lead to great difficulties in analysis like this and can result in misinterpretation .