As the German Research Council (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG) began supporting ways of supplying literature at a national level, the Special Collection in Theology (Sondersammelgebiet [SSG] Theologie) was transformed in 2015 into the Specialised Information Service in Theology (Fachinformationsdienst [FID] Theologie).
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1. Bibliography :: IxTheo
The Specialised Information Service in Theology produces a comprehensive bibliography in theology. The search system is based on modern techniques and provides direct access to electronically available literature.
2. Collection Guidelines
The primary task of the Specialised Information Service in Theology is to provide the bibliography. In addition, it continues to build up and maintain a wide collection of theological literature, thus remaining the library of choice (or of “last resort”) in this academic field for other institutions. Both tasks are managed in a transparent way. The collection includes the following:
3. Open Access
The Specialised Information Service in Theology supports the publication of and access to theological literature through a field repository for republications and a journal publication system.
4. Digitalisation and Indexing
The Specialised Information Service in Theology offers added value through the digitalisation and retrospective indexing of theological journals.
The digitalised publications in DigiTheo are integrated in the new IxTheo.