In the interdisciplinary research project "studiolo communis", a working environment was developed based on the studiolo of the Renaissance - a room for study and contemplation equipped with works of art, study objects and books - which supports the examination, comparison, evaluation, linking and commenting of media objects and research results.
For this purpose, images from an image database can be integrated - in Paderborn the database easyDB is used for the "Image Archive of the UNESCO Competence Centre". But also other media objects such as text, sound and film recordings can be integrated. Here the metaphor of cooperative knowledge spaces is implemented, where media objects can be created, edited and arranged in a cooperative way (communicative, cooperative and collaborative).
The cooperative working environment is integrated into the infrastructure of the university and has interfaces to technical systems (authentication, communication, data backup, ...) as well as to other research-relevant systems (document and literature management).
The IMT was responsible for the project management, in particular meetings and the final conference were organized. In addition to the basic infrastructure, the IMT operates the Paderborn image database and the collaboration platform SharePoint, which was introduced within the project. In the project, IMT defined and managed the interfaces between the systems.
Project duration: 1.6.2010 - 30.9.2013