Jan. 1, 2022

DFG-funded project IDOVIR launched

Sustainable documentation of 3D reconstructions, including the decision-making processes that ultimately led to the result, is still an exception. In order to meet the demand for documentation of research results in a practical sense, two prototype web applications, ScieDoc and DokuVis, have been developed in recent years at the TU Darmstadt, Department of Digital Design, and at the HTW Dresden, Faculty of Computer Science/Mathematics.

In the DFG-funded IDOVIR project, these two tools are now being merged by combining and further developing the advantages of both predecessor systems. The aim of IDOVIR is to document the decisions as to why a reconstruction was created in the way it was, which sources it was based on, which other variants were considered, but also which conceivable variants were rejected and why, and to make them accessible via the Internet. At the same time, IDOVIR is intended to support communication between those involved in the genesis of a reconstruction and to help structure the creation of the reconstruction in a meaningful way. The platform is operated in cooperation with the Darmstadt University and State Library to ensure its long-term availability.