Category: Video

Today the Hybrid Bookshelfas a result of the Blended Shelf Projectwas presented at the 104. Bibliothekartag in Nürnberg. It is great to finally see the works and results of my master thesis arriving as an product. It will soon be available as hosted solution and open source software. More info at

I just noticed that Blended Shelf plays a role in the new image movie of the University of Konstanz. It is an honor that my alma mater uses my work to advertise for itself. I assume that an English version will follow soon.

I’m happy that my old (the first) version of the Blended Shelf is part of the recently published Blended Library Vision Video:


The video was first shown at a workshop of the University of Konstanz about the outcomes of the Blended Library Project.

At the workshop I learned that the Blended Shelf was also incorporated into the great project Quellentaucher. The Quellentaucher is part of the libros project (a project of the HCI group of the University of Konstanz where I studied and worked as research assistant). A recent video shows the impressive Quellentaucher at the Stadtbibliothek Köln and how it uses parts of the Blended Shelf to visualize literature:

As a preparation for my talk at the Bibliothekartag I made a short video of the HTML5 version of the Blended Shelf.

Currently I´m working at the ZHAW on this HTML5 version of the Blended Shelf. It is build upon great open source software such as Apache SOLR, ZEND Framework and VuFind and is implemented on the client side with pure CSS3, JavaScript and HTML.