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Scientific Information and Library

Department

Service Department

Research task

The provision of scientific information stemming from research on the labour market is the main task of this Service Department. The information is provided through the procurement, selection, structuring and condensation of relevant data from research and scientific literature.

Although the databases in the archives relate to the entire spectrum of labour market issues, they focus in particular on the research areas undertaken at IAB.

Over and above this, the library also provides the Federal Employment Agency with the literature it requires. Apart from the staff of the IAB and BA, members of the public who have an interest in scientific matters may also take advantage of what the archives section and the reference library have to offer.

On the one hand, the information services of the department fulfil a transfer function by passing the findings of research on current topics, which have been processed to suit a particular application, on to a wider public. On the other hand they contribute to ensuring scientific efficiency, both within and outside IAB, by making it easier for researchers to keep up-to-date on their scientific environment, to incorporate what it yields into their own research processes, and to avoid duplication.

The library cooperates within the framework of the association "Libraries of the specialized research institutes of the Federal Government (BRB)" with other specialized scientific libraries. The cooperation partners of IAB's Scientific Archives department are GESIS (Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences) and ZBW (Leibniz Information Centre for Economics) as well as the specialized information departments of the Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB) and the German Institute for Educational Research and Educational Information (DIPF).

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