Based on the H . K. Thiele A-V technology archive, a multimedia approach for the conversion of the material into electronic documents was developed. This online archive uses the greenstone digital library system (GDL) because it provides a wide variety of input formats and full search functions by extensive use of standard or custom built metadata. The archive system is complemented by an interactive encyclopaedia and specialized relational database functions. The system forms an open platform for the management of information concerning historical A-V media technology.
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