Explora – the new storytelling platform

ETH Library is breaking new ground with the platform Explora by tackling questions of time and topics in story form. Informative texts are interspersed with visually attractive pictures, illustrations, animations and video interviews with researchers. All images can be downloaded and invite the reader to browse other ETH Library platforms. The stories told in multimedia form bridge the gap from ETH Library’s holdings and services to current research.

Mallow, Iris, Orchid

Did you know that researchers in the sixteenth century criticised academic plant illustrations and why depictions of plants still play a pivotal role in science and research? This story enables you to explore numerous academic plant depictions through the centuries and learn about the advantages of plant illustrations over photographs in video testimonials.

Surfing the Sea of Data

Virtually no-one is spared from data degradation – not even science. The story "Surfing the Sea of Data" explains how data from a research group at ETH Zurich was generated and transformed over decades. Learn about the modern services ETH Library uses to help researchers maintain their data. And six simple tips reveal how you, too, can keep your data safe.  

New stories are published regularly. Subscribe to the Explora newsletter, which will send you on a voyage of discovery several times a year.

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28.02.2017

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