The use of complex, non-textual data and documents is becoming more and more important. Today's digital libraries, however, do not support these data optimally because they are based on the assumption that all documents can be described textually. The goal of the project PROBADO is to develop tools and systems as well as to create methods and workflows that allow academic libraries to treat different common documents in the same way as textual documents. Focused at the beginning are the domains music and 3D-graphic.
PROBADO: Prototypischer Betrieb allgemeiner Dokumente (Prototypical Operation of Common Documents)
Until now Librarian services are limited more or less to stocks of information, which are represented by textual documents. Key focus of the service centre is the establishment and prototypical realization of library services for "general" document types. Thus the question, how different document types can be indexed semi-automatically, i.e. be enriched with semantics (e.g. meta data), be stored, searched and retrieved. Focus within the first stage of PROBADO are three areas of application, which are to be worked on already intensively by the project partners from their respective research activities in the context of innovative library services for many years: