We are celebrating the publication of over 30,000 videos in the TIB AV-Portal. In the first part of our blogpost trilogy, we got to know some (statistical) background to the milestone and kicked off the expedition. In the second part, we continued our little tour to pearls of the AV-Portal with the first personal highlights from the impressive holdings of IWF Wissen und Medien gGmbH (previously the Institut für den Wissenschaftlichen Film) ). With this third and final part, there are more favourites from IWF’s film heritage to get to know.
Video recommendations from the TIB staff – IWF films about craftmanship, art and culture
The “world” of the IWF is undoubtedly immensely diverse. The results of the TIB survey on personal favourite films are just as diverse. This is also and especially evident in the unique video holdings from ethnology and art and media. The works of the author Friedrich Terveen are particularly popular:
Ines Thiele: Ebrû – Turkish Marbled Paper
Ines Thiele, head of the TIB’s bookbinding department, sticks to her expertise in her recommendation and explains:
Petra Mensing: Central Europe, Schleswig – Loading Logs by Means of a “Wippkiste” (Timber Lifting Jack)
Petra Mensing, coordinates the apprenticeship at TIB and is subject librarianfor biology and economics, among others. She is very impressed by this report on how large loads can be moved with simple means. The abstract states:
Nelli Taller: Central Europe, Tyrol – Preparation of a Meal on an Alpine Pasture
Nelli Taller, Information Manager in the Persistent Identifier (PID) and Metadata Service Unit, is very taken with the comparatively purist way a meal was prepared in a Tyrolean alpine hut. However, you should not watch this film if you are hungry, let alone read the meaningful summary.
Adriana Bätje: Ernst Rowohlt Talks about his Life and Work as a Publisher, Hamburg 1959
Adriana Bätje from the Team Communication recommends an “all time favourite”, so to speak, with the video about the Hamburg based publisher Ernst Rowohlt, as it has already been praised in the Highlights from 10,000 Films on the AV-Portal. She comments:
Sven Strobel: Paul Hindemith during an Orchestra Rehearsal in the “Glocke”, Bremen 1958
Sven Strobel, product owner of the AV-Portal and thus responsible for coordinating the operation and further development of the platform, is very enthusiastic:
Elke Stahl: Carl Orff in his Home near Diessen on the Ammer Lake 1958
This third part also includes a recommendation from Elke Stahl from the Windows team at TIB-IT. She thinks, it is particularly impressive how the world-famous composer Carl Orff is looked over his shoulder at various activities in his own home, as can be read in the summary:
Miriam Reiche: Bird-song Contest with Chaffinches in the Western Harz Mountains
The final part is a particularly exciting recommendation by conservator Miriam Reiche, who is responsible, among other things, for the conservation of the IWF films. Her comment on the impressive documentary on special regional customs in the Harz region at Whitsun:
Our little “milestone tour” of some of the pearls of the AV-Portal, which took place on the occasion of 30,000 videos, has now come to an end, but your curiosity is only just beginning. Of course, we cordially invite you to go on an equally extensive expedtion in the AV-Portal. Have you found your favourite video(s)? Feel free to share your favourite(s) via the comments function, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or via social media such as Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #AVPortal_30k. We are happy to add your recommendation(s) to the watchlist “30,000 videos in the TIB AV-Portal – Recommendations”. In the meantime, you will also find a conversation between two physics luminaries and Captain Kirk’s contribution to the presentation of a geoinformation software. It’s worth it.