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 technical specialization for Asian and oriental research. The individual FIDs coordinate their acquisition activities in order to ensure optimal regional coverage and also to take into account the transregional character of many research questions. Requests and inquiries about Asia-specific materials from the humanities, social sciences, religious studies and literature that go beyond the regional framework 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 of Asian studies. Among other things, the standardization of metadata in original and transcriptions, the improvement of OCR and transcription software for non-Latin scripts, the special features of research data management of Asia-relevant materials and much more.


The following FID's belong to the network: