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 is funded by DFG since 2016. It is 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.
All informations and services of the FID can be found on the website. The FID-Blog informs you about current developments and new offers. For more information and suggestions please send us an e-mail.