With unique content dating back to 1952, the mediatheque maps the Lindau Meetings' rich history of scientific dialogue. The Lindau Mediatheque offers access to more than 500 original lectures by Nobel Laureates who participated in the overall 74 Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings of the past 67 years. The Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings have evolved into a unique international forum since their beginnings in 1951, where Nobel Laureates meet the next generation of leading scientists for scientific exchange.
The mediatheque is constantly being developed to provide an outstanding learning platform and research resource for scientists and those fascinated by science, particularly teachers and students. Its interactive didactic features, such as Mini Lectures, Topic Clusters, Nobel Labs 360°, have been developed out of the archive's high-quality content and are especially well suited for the use in didactical contexts.
The animated learning videos, the so-called Mini Lectures, deal with key issues of science and research. They are presented as single ten-minute videos or as topical series of up to five shorter videos. These films are all offered in English and German and most of them are also available in Spanish and French. The mediatheque currently offers 17 interactive 360° lab tours photographed by German photographer Volker Steger. These stunning 360° panoramic photos depict intricate details of lab spaces and work settings of Nobel Laureates. Embedded video and audio recordings add to the entertaining and educational experience of a virtual lab tour. The Topic Clusters provide profound introductions to selected science fields by giving an easily understandable and likewise profound written overview of a specific research area.
One of the mediatheque's main goal is to share and impart knowledge based on the mediatheque's scientific archive to teachers, educational institutions and cultural organisations.