Specialised Information Services — Asia Network

In the FID Network Asia, several regional specialist information services cooperate to provide information and source material with a high degree of subject specialisation for research in Asian and Oriental studies. The individual FIDs coordinate their acquisition activities to ensure optimal regional coverage and also to take into account the transregional character of many research questions. Requests and demands for Asia-specific materials from the humanities, social sciences, religious and literary studies, which exceed the narrower regional scope of an individual FID, are thus served cooperatively within the network.

In addition, the network develops services in close consultation that address specifics typical of Asian studies issues, such as the standardisation of metadata in both original scripts and transcriptions, the improvement of OCR and transcription software for non-Latin scripts, the special features of research data management of materials relevant to Asia, and more.

The following FIDs belong to the network:

Specialised Information Service Asia

Berlin State Library

Specialised Information Service South Asia

University Library Heidelberg

Specialised Information Service Middle East-, North Africa- and Islamic Studies

University and State Library Saxony-Anhalt

Specialised Information Service Russian, East and Southeast European Studies

Bavarian State Library