In January 2015, the Mathematics Information Service (FID) replaced the special collection fields Abstract Mathematics and Applied Mathematics. Information on this transition can be found here.
The FID ist is a project of Göttingen State and University Library (SUB Göttingen) and the German National Library of Science and Technology (TIB Hannover). Both are supported by the libraries of the Oberwolfach Research Institute for Mathematics (MFO).
The FID aims at developing an infrastructure for transregional provision of scientific ressources and information services that exceed those that have been available so far and complement them substantially.
Central tasks of the FIDmath are the acquisition respectively licensing of mathematical ressources for transregional provision, digitization of literature in the public domain, development of new services, escpecially for mathematics, as well as the establishment of a digital archive of mathematics bequests in which bequests of many well-known mathematicians are published in the Internet.
Since January 2015, the project for establishing an FID has been funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG).