Acquisition, Collection Development and Cataloguing 2 (BEE2)

Department head:  Dr. Hildegard Schäffler
Phone:  +49 89 28638-2216
Deputy department head:  Gregor Horstkemper
Phone:  +49 89 28638-2604
Phone:  +49 89 28638-2301
Fax:  +49 89 28638-2979

An overview of the department

The Department Acquisition, Collection Development and Cataloguing 2 (BEE2) is in charge of collection building, acquisition, cataloguing, administration and provision of the extensive holdings of serials of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek. This also includes the management of the historical and the current holdings of newspapers and of the Periodicals Reading Room.

Moreover, BEE2 is also responsible for the selection, licensing and cataloguing of electronic media (e-journals, e-books, databases). In this field, the department also acts as a competence center for licensing on a regional and supraregional level by operating the office of the Bayern-Konsortium and managing national and alliance-held licenses supported by the German Research Foundation.


In the form of the Center for Electronic Publishing (Zentrum für Elektronisches Publizieren, ZEP), the third main area of responsibility of the department is dedicated to the set-up and operation of online publication platforms or infrastructure for Open Access publications in the field of humanities research and teaching and in the sector of official publications. The department also manages the specialised information service for the area of collection emphasis of history.

Center for Electronic Publishing (ZEP)
Collection and Specialised Information Service for Historical Studies

Organisation structure

The department is divided into three divisions:

Periodicals and Electronic Media (ZEM)
Dr. Ortwin Guhling

Bayern-Konsortium; Licensing Center
Dr. Kathrin Behrens | Dr. Michaela Hammerl

Center for Electronic Publishing (ZEP); Specialised Collection and Information Services History
Gregor Horstkemper
Phone:  +49 89 28638-2604