FID-Network Asia

Several regional specialist information services cooperate in the FID network Asia in order to provide information and source material with a high degree of specialization 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 material from the humanities, social sciences, religious studies and literature that go beyond the regional scope of an individual FID are thus served cooperatively in the network.

In addition, the network develops services in close consultation that address specific issues typical for demands in Asian studies, such as the standardisation of metadata in original scripts and transliteration, the improvement of OCR and transcription software for non-Latin scripts, the special features of research data management for material relevant for Asian studies.


The following FID belong to the network: