The AV-Portal of the Technische Informationsbibliothek (TIB) – German National Library of Science and Technology offers more than 10,000 high-quality scientific videos of lectures, experiments, conferences and other learning material. Users can search for films from many different subject areas on the freely accessible platform at av.tib.eu. Using modern multimedia analysis techniques, users can also search for specific keywords and content within the videos. In addition, each video is assigned what is known as a Digital Object Identifier (DOI), meaning that it can be cited and interlinked on a long-term basis.
A cooperative agreement between Leibniz Universität and TIB now ensures closer collaboration in the publication of videos. For many years, the eLearning Service offered by the Centre for Quality Enhancement in Teaching and Learning (ZQS) has been recording lectures, conferences and other events at Leibniz Universität Hannover for publication on the online portal “Stud.IP”, among other things. Where consent is given by the protagonists, there are now plans to ensure that this wealth of videos is now increasingly published on TIB’s portals, networks and databases, including the AV-Portal, where the films will be freely accessible worldwide and permanently available.
“Our aim is to significantly increase the proportion of Leibniz Universität contributions,” explained Cornelis Kater, Head of the E-Learning Service (elsa). Despite focusing primarily on videos from the areas of technology, architecture, chemistry, computer science, mathematics and physics, the AV-Portal also includes films from other academic disciplines such as art, medicine and sport, following the acquisition of the media collection of IWF Wissen und Medien, which was disbanded in 2010.
TIB teamed up with the Hasso Plattner Institute to develop the AV-Portal, which went live in 2014. Any teaching staff and researchers who may be interested in publishing their material on the portal can register with the portal free of charge and offer their videos accordingly.
If you have any questions about the AV-Portal, email the Competence Centre for Non-Textual Materials directly at knmtibeu. The team is only too pleased to help.
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