Festschrift meaning in Information Science terminology / glossary / dictionary is:
From the German words Fest (“festival”) and Schrift (“writing”). A memorial publication, usually in the form of a collection of essays or speeches by distinguished persons, issued in honor of a scholarly person or society, sometimes on the occasion of an anniversary, birthday, or retirement celebration. The subject or theme encompassing the collected works is usually related to the field in which the person (or organization) achieved distinction. The contributors are often friends, colleagues, and former students of the person (or entity) honored. Click here to view an online Festschrift in honor of Eugene Numa Lane. Plural: Festschriften.