The ONB Labs open digital collections and metadata to promote and inspire active experimentation, artistic and creative work.

The images, text and metadata you can find here are fully open for you to do whatever you like and the matching tools will support your engagement. The ONB Labs are a flexible service, which we will continuously revise and extend.

These are some sketches to show you how our tools and data sets can be used:

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To glean what you missed

Download Presentations

ONB Labs Symposium 2019

Photo: Austrian National Library

Use Python and Plotly to

Explore Financial News

Explore the History of Financial News

Photo: Monika Kovarova-Simecek

Sound of Measurement & Sewing Patterns in 3D

ONB Labs Challenge 2019

Submissions until Sep 30 2019

Use Python and IIIF to

Analyse Colors

Colors of Historic Postcards

Use Metadata to

Create an AV-Performance

Audiovisual Performance "Into Our Sun"

Use Metadata Filters to

Search for Sceneries

Scenery in Postcards

Use Python to

Analyse Historic Newspapers

Languages in Our Historic Newspapers

Use an Image Cropper to

Chop Up Christoph Steiner's Ties

Christoph Steiner's Ties

Photo: Austrian National Library

Latest Additions

Topic: ONB Labs Symposium 2019

Presentations from the symposium are available for download.

Topic: Financial News

Add Monika Kovarova-Simecek's graphs visualizing news coverage of the Vienna stock exchange in the 19th century.

ONB Labs Challenge 2019

Reveal details about the competition on the front page.