Transfer of Special Subject Collections to the "Specialised Information Services" Programme
During a three-year transition period (2013-2015), the previous DFG-funded special subject collections were transferred to the new "Specialised Information Services" funding programme.
Maintaining a special subject collection differs substantially from the tasks associated with a specialised information service, since there are no longer any common standards in this area. The main concern for maintaining a specialised information service is to examine the needs of specialist communities in detail in order to develop a suitable range of services. This objective assumes that as far as possible each specialised information service should be distinctly – although not exclusively – related to certain subjects or specialist communities. In the "collection plan" for the expiring system for special subject collections such a relationship did not exist in every case, nor was it mandatory.
- Evaluation of Special Subject Collections (German)
- Link to pdf Key Evaluation Points (German) (PDF | 314 KB)
- Link to pdf Prognos Study “Evaluation of DFG-funded System of Special Subject Collections“ (German) (PDF | 3,1 MB)
- Link to pdf DFG Infobrief: Evaluation of Special Subject Collections (PDF | 528 KB)
- Link to pdf Recommendations by the Expert Commission on the Evaluation of Special Subject Collections (German) (PDF | 359 KB)
- Link to pdf Programme and minutes of the roundtable discussion "Regional or by subject matter? Advantages and disadvantages of different ways to organise the Specialised Information Services" (26 March 2014, in German only) (PDF | 73 KB)
- Open External Link in New Window Collection Focus at German Libraries / WEBIS (SUB Hamburg)
- Link to pdf Guidelines: Nationwide Library Services in Special Subject Collections (PDF | 608 KB)