Specialised Information Services
The Funding Programme „Specialised Information Services" is a further development of the Special Subject Collections, in existence since 1949, which had been funded by DFG (German Research Foundation). It provides quick access to specialized literature and research-specific information for scholars from all disciplines and irrespective of their location.The Specialised Information Services are based on subject-specific and regional principles and develop their services in close dialogue with scholars.
At the Ibero-American Institute (IAI) the Specialised Information Services Latin America, Caribbean and Latino Studies will be funded by DFG, at first for the period 2016-2018. It will be established in close cooperation with scientific associations, universities and research institutes. In addition to the continuous acquisition of recent publications, with a focus on Argentina, Brazil and Mexico, the information service is focused on research relevant, antiquarian magazines as well as huge databases with journals, magazines and other full text material from the 18th and 19th centuries. In cooperation between scholars and academic librarians, new ways of communication will be established.
The Specialised Information Services replace the former Special Subject Collection Ibero-Amerika, ensure acquisition and nationwide provision of printed, electronic and audio-visual media for top-level demand and increase their electronic accessibility.
Information on new services and acquisitions are provided at the Ibero-American Institute's stands at congresses as well as in the weblog https://fidblog.iai.spk-berlin.de . For more information please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.