TIB – Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology
As the German National Library of Science and Technology, TIB provides science and industry with literature and information on technology, architecture, chemistry, computer science, mathematics and physics. TIB is the world's largest specialist library in its fields, and has an outstanding collection of basic and highly specialised technical and scientific information. This also includes objects such as 3D models, research data and audiovisual media. TIB is committed to openness, i.e. open access to information, publications and scientific data: It aims to ensure that information and knowledge are more transparent, accessible and reusable.
TIB continues to expand its role as a German information centre for the digitisation of science and technology and conducts applied research and development to generate new services and optimise existing ones. The focus is on Responsible Data Science, non-textual materials, Scientific Data Management, Open Science and Visual Analytics.
In a research group led by its Director Prof. Dr. Sören Auer and in cooperation with Leibniz Universität Hannover TIB is working on the question of how the handling of information, data and knowledge, can be improved and made more effective in the age of digitisation via an Open Research Knowledge Graph (https://projects.tib.eu/orkg/). The European Union supports research on the Open Research Knowledge Graph in the form of the renowned ERC Consolidator Grant.
The TIB supports specialist and research communities at www.tib.eu with scientific content and digital services in the various phases of scientific work. The TIB's AV-Portal (av.tib.eu) allows users to search the large stock of scientific videos based on semantic analysis methods. By assigning DOI names (Digital Object Identifiers), the TIB ensures the quality as well as the permanent availability and referencability of scientific objects.
As a regular host of international conferences and specialist forums, the TIB offers platforms for networking and exchange at the crossroads of research, industry and information science.