The Specialized Information Program on Book Studies, Library and Information Sciences
Tasks and Goals
The FID is aimed at researchers in book studies as well as library and information sciences. It provides the scientific community with specialized literature for their subjects through a single database. The project is coordinated by the Herzog August Bibliothek in Wolfenbüttel and the Universitätzsbibliothek Leipzig.
Our research portal contains over three million records that we generate from a wide variety of sources:
- We filter general library catalogs for title data relevant to BBI subjects.
- We integrate subject-specific free databases into the portal
- We license fee-based databases that provide title data and/or full texts
- We link to open access publications
- We acquire publications that can be obtained online or via interlibrary loan
All of the data generated in this way are recorded in the FID BBI portal and are searchable in a variety of ways. Future steps to expand the service include a digitization-on-demand service and an order option for new publications.
The acquisition profile includes the following subject areas:
- Book studies: book research including aspects of media theory; book history; book trade and publishing history; reader research; typeface history; typography and incunabulum studies.
- Library science: history and politics of archives, libraries and documentation; library, archives and society; digital libraries; information literacy and the mediation of information (literacy); classification; long-term archiving; user experience; licensing; scholarly publishing; library collections
- Information science: automatic indexing; bibliometrics and scientometrics; information behavior; information retrieval; artificial intelligence; ontologies; publishing systems; semantic web
Special attention is given to interdisciplinary and international research literature. Digital humanities, auxiliary sciences of history, and conservation and restoration sciences will also be considered if they are directly related to the three disciplines.
In cooperation with the scientific community, the acquisition profile is constantly adjusted and adapted to current research needs.
History of the FID
Spezialized information programms were established in the course of a funding program of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG). Their aim is to strengthen and improve information infrastructures for the academic community. In particular, they offer services that local libraries can not provide due to limited resources.
Specialized literature on book studies and library sciences has been collected since 1949 in the SUB Göttingen and in the Bayrische Staatsbibliothek. Since 2017, the Herzog August Bibliothek and the University Library in Leipzig are working on the FID BBI. In the first funding phase, the central reference portal was developed and put online. The FID BBI portal is constantly being expanded with new content and functions. The development is done in cooperation with the finc community, an association of libraries that aims at the consistent use of open source solutions and the independent mastery of software, metadata and information infrastructure.
Dr. Anna Lingnau
- Projekt coordination
- Public relations; exchange with the professional community
Dipl.-Inf. Dorian Merz
- Technical project management
- Management of the BBI-Portal
The Advisory Board
The development and strategic orientation of the FID BBI as well as its services are accompanied by a scientific advisory board. It ensures the demand-oriented supply of scientific information, engages in continuous quality assurance and advises on the development of new services.
- Prof. Dr. Thomas Mandl , Information science, Universität Hildesheim
- Prof. Dr. Robert Jäschke , Information science, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin
- Prof. Dr. Günther Neher , Information science, Fachhochschule Potsdam
- Prof. Dr. Ursula Rautenberg , Bibliography, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
- Prof. Dr. Ute Schneider , Bibliography, Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz
- Sandra Simon, „Was sind und wozu braucht es eigentlich Fachinformationsdienste?“ Deutsche Universitätszeitung, 7 (2018), 9.
- Sandra Simon and Timo Steyer, „Specialized Information Programs as a Service for Researchers at German Academic Libraries“, Transformative Digital Humanities: Challenges and Opportunities, eds Marta Deyrup and Mary Balkun. Routledge 2020.
- „Kurzbericht aus der Werkstatt des Fachinformationsdienstes Buch-, Bibliotheks- und Informationswissenschaft“, Information - Wissenschaft & Praxis, 2-3 (2019), 156-157.
- Bettina Gierke, Johannes Mangei, Dorian Merz und Sandra Simon, „Fachinformationsdienst Buch-, Bibliotheks- und Informationswissenschaft – ein Werkstattbericht“, Bibliotheksdienst, 12 (2019), 168-192.
- Bettina Gierke, „Der Fachinformationsdienst Buch-, Bibliotheks- und Informationswissenschaft – eine Kurzvorstellung“, Information - Wissen & Praxis, 71.1 (2020), 43–48.
- Bettina Gierke, „Der Fachinformationsdienst Buch-, Bibliotheks- und Informationswissenschaft – neue Möglichkeiten für die Buchwissenschaft eröffnen“, Medium Buch, 1 (2019), 237-239.