About Us

Since October 2017, the specialized information service for the book, library and information sciences (FID BBI) has been set up in a cooperative project of the Herzog August Bibliothek Wolfenbüttel and the Leipzig University Library. It addresses researchers from the participating and related disciplines. The aim of the specialized information service is to provide researchers in these and associated disciplines with specialist literature and research-relevant information.

The project is funded by the DFG programme "Specialized Information Services." The first funding period (October 2017 - 31 March 2021) is focused on the establishment of a reference portal for literature and resources in the core subjects of the FID - book studies, library and information science – based on modern retrieval technologies. For the portal, the technical infrastructure of the Leipzig cooperation partner with its portal of the FID Kommunikations-, Film- und Medienwissenschaft (adlr.link) will be re-used and adapted. The development of the FID BBI as well as its functions and services are supported by an advisory board. This advisory board ensures the demand-oriented supply of information and literature, assures continuous quality and advises on the development of additional services.

Who are we?

Project leader: Dr. Johannes Mangei (HAB)

Project coordination: Anna Lingnau (HAB)

IT: Dorian Merz (HAB)

Librarian: N. N.

Software developer: N. N.

Advisory Board

Prof. Dr. Robert Jäschke (Humboldt Universität zu Berlin)

Prof. Dr. Günther Neher (Fachhochschule Potsdam; Vertreter der Konferenz der bibliotheks- und informationswissenschaftlichen Ausbildungs- und Studiengänge (KIBA) der Sektion 7 im dbv)

Prof. Dr. Ursula Rautenberg (Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg)

Prof. Dr. Ute Schneider (Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz)


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