The FID BBI is geared towards scholars from the participating disciplines as well as adjacent academic fields. Its purpose is to supply specialist literature and research-relevant information to cover the needs of scholars. The project is part of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation, DFG) funding programme ‘Fachinformationsdienste für die Wissenschaft’ (Specialist Information Services for Academia).

The FID BBI portal is used to list literature and resources in the fields of book, library and information science and also provides additional services. The portal was built using state-of-the-art retrieval technologies. The following additional steps will be taken to increase the range of services:

  • Demand-based enlargement of the international and interdisciplinary holdings for core subjects and closely related fields – including digital humanities and historical auxiliary and basic science as well as restoration sciences to the extent that they have a direct bearing on the BBI disciplines
  • Digitisation-on-demand service
  • Introduction of an ordering system


The development and thrust of the BBI specialist information service and its range of offers and services are monitored by a scientific advisory committee.

The members of the advisory committee are:

  • Prof. Dr. Klaus Gantert, Informationsmanagement, Hochschule Hannover
  • Prof. Dr. Svenja Hagenhoff, Buchwissenschaft, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen
  • Prof. Dr. Thomas Mandl, Informationswissenschaft und Sprachtechnologie, Universität Hildesheim
  • Prof. Dr. Robert Jäschke, Informationswissenschaft, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin)
  • Juniorprofessor Dr. Nikolaus Weichselbaumer, Buchwissenschaft, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz


For more information about the project, please visit the FID-BBI portal and our information page.


Funding: DFG
Duration: October 2017 – end of March 2025
Project participants: Dr Johannes Mangei (project manager), N. N. (project coordinator), Dorian Merz (team member), Jean-Pascal Kanter (Universitätsbibliothek Leipzig)