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:

  • Dr Günther Neher (Fachhochschule Potsdam; represents Konferenz der bibliotheks- und informationswissenschaftlichen Ausbildungs- und Studiengänge / Conference of Educational Programmes in Library and Information Science, KIBA, Section 7 of the German Library Association, dbv)
  • Dr Ursula Rautenberg (Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg)


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


Funding: DFG
Duration: October 2017 – December 2021
Project participants: Dr Johannes Mangei (project manager), Anna Lingnau (project coordinator), Dorian Merz (team member)