Research & Development

Work and projects in the Lab Non-Textual Materials

the Lab Non-Textual Materials focuses on developing innovative solutions to problems in the areas of collecting, indexing, providing and (digitally) archiving non-textual materials. In future, it should be possible for such material to be published, located, cited and made available on a permanent basis as easily as textual documents. To achieve this, infrastructures, tools and services are being developed to actively support users in the scientific work process. In addition to seeking solutions for specific user's needs and other object types, the adaptation to new knowledge domains is also taken into account. To ensure research approaches are transferred to digital library practice quickly and successfully, the developments are systematically flanked by user-centred software design, ensuring the optimum usability of the portals and tools.

Audiovisual media

With the AV portal, the TIB has developed a platform for scientific audiovisual material that allows free access to high-quality scientific videos. We develop - in close cooperation with the Visual Analytics research group - automatic analysis methods, semantic search methods and provide the metadata as linked open data. More

Research data

Research data are generated in the everyday scientific life of every discipline. These data are extremely diverse in nature and scope. We develop services and infrastructures for the referencing, retrieval, provision and archiving of research data. More

Scientific software

In today's research practice, scientific software has become an important resource in almost all areas of research. Among other things, we are working on improving the citation and long-term usability of software. More

3D objects

According to a TIB study, one in ten scientists already states that they generate 3D models as part of their work. The types of models differ considerably in some cases. We develop prototypical services for the research and archiving of 3D objects as well as methods and tools for the semantic and geometric enrichment of three-dimensional data. More