Margret Plank

Margret Plank, head of Lab for Non-Textual Materials at the German National Library of Science and Technology in Hannover is responsible for the TIB roadmap concerning non-textual materials including the TIB AV-Portal ( The team of the Lab Non-Textual Materials aims at developing innovative and reliable infrastructures, tools and services for making scientific and educational videos, 3D objects, research data and scientific software accessible, searchable, citable and digitally preserved. Margret Plank holds an MA in Information Science and Media Studies from the University of Hildesheim and has previously worked as a researcher in the area of Usability and E-learning at the Institute of Information Studies and Language Technology at the University of Hildesheim. She represents TIB on several boards, including the Audiovisuals and Multimedia Section of IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions), International Council of Scientific and Technical Information (ICSTI), GreyNet International, World Wide Science Alliance, Network for Media Libraries in Germany, Film Libraries Working Group Germany, International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives (IASA) and EUscreen Foundation.