Committee on Scientific Library Services and Information Systems (AWBI)
The task of the Committee on Scientific Library Services and Information Systems is to advise the DFG on all projects and measures relating to the development and support of scientific libraries and information systems. This includes the planning, final assessment and success monitoring of projects in the areas of Acquisition and Provision; Indexing and Digitisation; Science Communication, Research Data, eResearch; and Acquisition of Closed Bequests and Collections. For defined tasks the AWBI can make use of expert committees and ad hoc working groups, initiate workshops and meetings of experts, or invite experts to contribute to its meetings.
The AWBI currently has 14 members. In January 2017 this will increase to 18 members, representing the full thematic spectrum of scientific information infrastructures and the various scientific disciplines. Both the providers and users of infrastructures are represented on the committee. Members of the AWBI are appointed by the Joint Committee for four years. The AWBI is managed by the Scientific Library Services and Information Systems division (LIS).