Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB)

Strategic office “Publications and Scientific Information Services“

Academic Library · Germany

VET Repository - Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB)


Karin Langenkamp, Responsible for content strategy
Email: langenkamp@bibb.de

Program Overview

The VET Repository provided by the Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB) is the central research and publication tool for vocational education and training literature. It systematically documents the German-language specialist literature on all aspects of vocational education and training and VET research published since 1988. BIBB offers its employees and external authors the opportunity for initial and secondary publications via the VET Repository.
  • Publishing activities began: 2019
  • Stage of publishing efforts: 2 - Early
  • Open access focus: One priority among many
  • Portion of Open Access publications: All
  • Publishing Languages: German; English

Program Organization

  • Organization of publishing services: Centralized library publishing unit/department
  • Advisory/editorial board: No
  • Total staffing in Full Time Equivalents (FTE): 2
  • Funding sources: Library operating budget

Publishing Activities

  • Electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs)
  • Expansive digital publications
  • Grey literature
  • Monographs

Monograph/Book Publishing:
  • Monographs published: 31


Top Publications:
  • Integration Geflüchteter in Ausbildung und Beruf: Chancen für Geflüchtete und Herausforderungen für das Bildungssystem (monograph)
  • Handreichung für die Pflegeausbildung am Lernort Praxis. Version (monograph)
  • Berufsorientierungsangebote „anerkennungssensibel“ gestalten: Vorstellung eines innovativen Workshopkonzepts (monograph)
  • Das kognitive Anforderungsniveau von Ausbildungsberufen (monograph)
  • Anerkennung ukrainischer Berufsqualifikationen – Potenziale nutzen, Prozesse verbessern : Ergebnisse 5008 Downloads des BIBB-Anerkennungsmonitorings (monograph)
Disciplinary Specialties:
  • Vocational education and training
  • Technical and vocational education and training
  • Social sciences
  • Educational science


  • Internal partners:  Campus departments or programs
  • Other publishing entities administered by your library: No
  • Other publishing entities within your library’s parent institution: Yes
    The specialist publications of the BIBB are published and archived via the VET Repository.
  • Program’s openness to working with external partners: Consider external partners but only if in our disciplinary specialty
  • Part of a consortium which provides support for publishing? (e.g. platform, funding): No

Technologies & Services

Media Formats:
  • text
Software & Platforms:
  • DSpace

Additional Services:
  • author advisory - other
  • author advisory - copyright
  • Indexing services (e.g. assistance with journal application for DOAJ)
  • cataloging
  • DOI assignment/allocation of identifiers
  • marketing
  • metadata
  • training
Digital Preservation Strategy:
  • Network


Adopted Policies:
Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities; ENABLE!-Community; Open Access 2020