Welcome to TIB Labs. Here you will find experimental and innovative services, beta versions and prototypes that are not (yet) in regular operation at the German National Library of Science and Technology (TIB). We would like to give you an insight into our current research and development work and invite you to explore new technologies and services together with us.

Name Summary
Logo TIB Labs conDIDI

ConDIDi is an abbreviation for “Conference Digital Identifier Integration”. ConDIDi aims to give digital conference credentials to the attendees and contributers of conferences that are securely and anonymously stored using Blockchain technology.

Logo TIB Labs DeTrusty

DeTrusty is a new federated query engine that offers explainability of the trustworthiness of the query result.

dokieli logo dokieli

dokieli is a clientside editor for decentralised article publishing, annotations and social interactions.


Entity and Relation Linking framework over DBpedia

Logo iOCW fig2text

Fig2text is a prototype assistive technology for blind and visually impaired users. The objective is automatically generate high-quality descriptions of educational images, based on structured description templates and state-of-the-art computer vision technologies.

Logo TIB Labs GeoEstimation

Image geolocation estimation tool

Logo TIB Labs iART

The project iART develops methods for the realization of an interactive image retrieval system, which allows users to search and explore large image databases of art history.

Logo TIB Labs Leibniz Data Manager

The Leibniz Data Manager is a data management system for heterogeneous data collections, including preview functions on different research data types. The Leibniz Data Manager is based on a CKAN distribution for Research Data Management and is provided by TIB and Leibniz Universität Hannover.

Logo TIB Labs Multimodal Analytics in Real-world News

Multimodal analysis of news articles to evaluate the cross-modal occurrence of persons, locations and events in text and image information.

NOA Logo NOA - Search engine for reusable scientific figures

NOA is a search engine that searches for reusable images from scientific Open Access publications. Images, captions, context, metadata and licenses are automatically extracted from the articles.

Logo TIB Labs OER-Recommender

Exploiting LMI together with OER recommendations with the explicit goal of scaffolding learners’ study activities towards their career

Logo TIB Labs Ontario

Federated Query Processing Engine Over Semantic Data Lake.

Logo TIB Labs Open Research Knowledge Graph (ORKG)

Digital Libraries for Semantic Scientific Knowledge

Open Research Logo OpenResearch

OpenResearch is a semantic wiki to make information about scientific events, research groups, tools, journals etc. more accessible.

Logo Rosi ROSI - Registry and prototype

Registry of open data sources for scientometric information

Logo TIB Labs Scientific Software Explorer (SciSoftX)

The Scientific Software Explorer (SciSoftX) is a tool for comfortable, simultaneous exploration of scientific software and the respective describing article.

Logo TIB Labs SciKGTeX - Scientific Knowledge Graph TeX

Scientific Knowledge Graph TeX (SciKGTeX) makes it possible to annotate specific research contributions directly in the LaTeX source code. The idea of extracting research contributions from scholarly publications is derived from the Open Research Knowledge Graph (ORKG).


Services offered by the Scientific Data Management Group (SDM)

Logo TIB Labs Skosmos

Web-based tool to publish, search, and browse SKOS vocabularies and thesauri. In addition to the indexing, browsing and graphical representation of structure and hierarchy of the vocabularies, Skosmos also offers a rest API and a SPARQL interface.

SlideWiki Logo SlideWiki

SlideWiki is a platform that allows the collaborative creation, expansion, actualisation, modification and discovery of slide decks as Open Educational Resources (OER).

Logo TAPIR-Projekt TAPIR - Partially automated persistent identifier based reporting

TAPIR - Partially automated persistent identifier based reporting

Logo TIB Labs TIB arXiv-Portal

TIB's arXiv Portal is an alternative search portal for the arXiv Pre-print Server and provides enhanced search and ranking facilities and allows the exploration of arXiv papers by a novel user interface.

Logo TIB Labs Umbiko

Kibana based analytics plattform for VIVO data.

Logo TIB Labs wb4culture

OpenRefine reconciliation services for NFDI4Culture's Wikibase instances.

Archived Projects

Name Summary
Logo TIB Labs ConfIDent - A Service for Open Research Information on Conferences

Registry of longterm available information on scholarly events

ENVRI-Hub Catalogue

ENVRI-Hub Catalogue

Logo TIB Labs Etsimo Pilot

Etsimo is an interactive visual discovery tool for literature search. Search results are visualised and can be refined step-by-step through interacting with visualised keywords.

Logo Linked Data Fragments Linked Data Fragments Server

The Linked Data Fragments Server enables online queries on the metadata stock of the TIB AV portal.

Logo TIB Labs Lost in Antarctica

The purpose of the project IBlendIko was to make transfer and aquisition of information literacy more attractive by developing a reusable, gamified blended learning course. The result of the project is the prototype of the game Lost in Antarctica.

Logo TIB Labs VideoAnalysis

For the research on video analysis, a new dataset creation and analysis service are in development. This video annotator service will help to create the dataset from N number of users. This dataset along with ground truth labels are necessary to proceed with the experiments.