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ETH World 2000-2005

The ETH World program came to an end in 2005. This website is no longer updated and contains archival information about the activities.


ETH-Bibliothek, Zentrale Organe
Projekttyp: Information Management
Keywords: Infostructure development, Electronic publication, Picture database, Metadata, Digital images, Image search
Knowhow: Database

The project will develop a picture information system as a part of the ETH World infostructure
The system will encompass image documents, which are indexed using scientific metadata. Thereby a high-quality picture database is created, the value of which will be further enhance by the use of the search engine developed by the ETH World project "Advanced Querying and Coordination of Multimedia Information".
In a first step, the interface between the user application and the search engine for the existing image databases of the ETH Library will be developed. In addition to indexed searching, the interface will allow users access to the most important functions of the system with a standard Web browser - from searching and ordering to entering new pictures and definition of picture collections for teaching.
As a pilot implementation, the interactive online picture database will be used as part of teaching and research within a course in the Department of Architecture, in cooperation with the Institute for History and Theory of Architecture (gta) and the Foundation Bibliothek Werner Oechslin in Einsiedeln. A second pilot group will come from the Department of Physics; other user groups may be added in the course of the project.

2001/09/01 Project start
2002/03/30 Abschluss Digitalisierung
2002/05/31 Prototyp Webinterface
2002/10/25 Abschluss Erschliessung der Bilder
2003/04/30 Abschluss Einsatz in Übung
2003/04/30 Project end


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