The German Broadcasting Archive (DRA)
The DRA was founded in 1952 as a charitable foundation and joint institution of the Association of Public Broadcasting Corporations in the Federal Republic of Germany (ARD). It encompasses significant parts of the audio-visual tradition in Germany and reflects the development of German broadcasting before 1945 as well as radio and television of the former German Democratic Republic (GDR).The archive contains film documents of former GDR’s television productions from the first broadcast in 1952 until its cessation in 1991. There is a considerable international research interest in the GDR and German-German history. Due to the uniqueness and importance of the video collection, the DRA is the starting point for many scientific studies and is answering a wide range of research requests concerning the life of GDR citizens and social perceptions.
University of Marburg, Department of Distributed Systems
Technische Informationsbibliothek (TIB), Visual Analytics Research Group
The Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology (TIB) is a public-law foundation of the Federal State of Lower Saxony. TIB is a member of the Leibniz Association and it assumed responsibility for operating the German National Library for technology, architecture, chemistry, information technology, mathematics, and physics. It is a national infrastructure facility for the provision of scientific information whose national tasks lend it importance for the country as a whole. The TIB’s research and development department conducts independent research to develop novel and innovative library services. The Visual Analytics research group addresses research on visual analysis, search and presentation techniques. In addition, research questions are pursued in the areas of digital libraries, research data as well as media archives and databases.