Strategic Office "Publications and Scientific Information Services"
Core responsibilities of this office include the processing and dissemination of the BIBB's research and work results for specific target groups, the provision of up-to-date information to the (expert) public as well as the documentation of specialist literature on the topics pertaining to vocational education and training.
The library that forms part of the office constitutes the largest scientific special library on the subject area of vocational education and training and is available also to external visitors as a reference library.
In addition, the strategic office is involved in establishing OERinfo - the information agency on OER - and runs the research project "Open Acces in VET research".
The office is structured into three teams.
The Publications team advises the BIBB's authors. By providing scientific editorial services, it ensures the high degree of technical quality of the texts and it manages the entire production process including the distribution of the finished products.
The specialist periodical Berufsbildung in Wissenschaft und Praxis (Vocational Training in Research and Practice – BWP) is published every two months and contains research insights and practical experience regarding topical issues in the field of vocational education and training.
Library and Documentation
The Library and Documentation team manages the largest scientific specialised library on the subject area of vocational education and training as a service institution for internal and external users and documents the relevant literature in the "LDBB" (Literature Database for VET).