The Lab Non-Textual Materials (NTM) is part of the Competence Centre for Non-Textual Materials. The Lab NTM analyzes user needs and requirements regarding discoverability, citation and reuse of scientific videos, 3D models, images, graphics, research data and software. Based on these requirements, user-centered services, tools and infrastructures are developed in close cooperation with the scientific communities.
The Competence Centre for Non-Textual Materials (KNM) has been funded by the Leibniz Association since 2011. The KNM undertakes interdisciplinary research and development projects with local, European and international partners, supports other knowledge institutes and knowledge providers in matters concerning non-textual materials, and provides services, tools and infrastructures as required. Moreover, it helps researchers, teaching staff and students to use, publish and gain access to non-textual materials (audiovisual media, 3D objects, research data, scientific software).