About the BBF
Bibliothek für Bildungsgeschichtliche Forschung (BBF)
des Deutschen Instituts für Internationale Pädagogische Forschung (DIPF)
Research Library for the History of Education
at the German Institute for International Educational Research
The BBF is an international research library dedicated to research on the history of education.
It is part of the German Institute for International Educational Research, an institute belonging to the Leibniz Association.
The BBF’s main functions and tasks:
- Providing library, archival and information services: This includes aiming for a complete collection, indexing and long-term preservation of sources and publications relevant for the history of education (printed and unprinted) in the German-speaking countries, as well as foreign titles on this subject (mostly in English). Furthermore, the BBF offers a broad scope of online information services. Collection development is subsidized by the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft DFG) als part of the virtual national research library.
- Supporting scholarly communication by organizing regular exhibitions and conferences focusing on educational historic topics.
- Participation in scientific discourse by contributing research in its own right.