The Specialized Information Programm on Book Studies, Library and Information Science


Tasks and Objectives

The Specialized Information Programm is aimed at researchers in book studies, library, and information science (BBI subjects). Its goal is to provide the scholarly community with specialized literature for their subjects via a single database. There are three objectives:

Acquisition Profile

The FID BBI's services and acquisitions support research on the production, reproduction, distribution, exploitation, preservation and reception of information. The focus lies on current research interests in book studies, library and information science, with minor interdisciplinary connections to computer science, the digital humanities, auxiliary sciences of history, archival studies and restoration sciences.

In consultation with the scientific community and our scientific advisory board, the acquisition profile is constantly adjusted and adapted to current research needs.


The FID BBI has been in existence since 2017, in its second funding phase it is run by the Herzog August Bibliothek in Wolfenbüttel (HAB), Leipzig University Library (UBL), and the Institute for Library and Information Science at Humboldt University in Berlin (IBI). The FID is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG).

The FID BBI is also part of the finc community, an association of libraries dedicated to the use of open source solutions and the independent mastery of software, metadata, and information infrastructure.


Head of project

Dr. Johannes Mangei (HAB)

Project coordination

Dr. Anna Lingnau (HAB)

Acquisition and Cataloging

Maysoun Modzel, M.A. (HAB)

Technical project coordination

Dorian Merz, Dipl.-Inf. (HAB)

Pascal Kanter, M. Sc. (UBL)

Coordination of needs assessment and public relations

Prof. Dr. Elke Greifeneder (IBI)

Vufind management, website development and metadata management

André Lahmann
Robert Lange
Dorian Merz
Alexander Purr
Robert Schenk
Lydia Unterdörfel
Heiko Wolf

Advisory Board