What is Goobi?
Goobi is an open source software suite for controlling and presenting digitisation projects. It consists of the two core components Goobi workflow and Goobi viewer as well as a broad ecosystem of complementary tools and plug-ins.
Goobi is currently used in more than 80 institutions in 17 countries. In addition to libraries, museums and archives, these include ministries, research institutions, foundations and private companies.
Why do I need it?
Digitisation projects come in many shapes and sizes. No project is the same. Some projects seem simple, while others are vast in their scope and the challenges they pose.
Goobi makes the process of managing any kind of digitisation project much easier and simpler. By defining roles and responsibilities to everyone involved in the project, Goobi provides the tools to assign tasks, monitor processes and report progress for multiple projects of any size.
Goobi also becomes the location where digitised images are uploaded and stored while they are being processed.
But Goobi doesn’t just make the management of digitisation tasks easier. Goobi also becomes the location where digitised images are uploaded and stored while they are being processed. Goobi has tools for quality assessment, automated processes to deskew, resize and crop digitised images, and for metadata input.
When you’re ready to publish your digitisation project, Goobi has an integrated Viewer – a IIIF complaint image viewer to display content online and make it searchable and discoverable.
If you already have an online platform then Goobi can export the images in the file format you need, to the resolution you require, along with all the metadata.
Goobi can also package up your data ready for ingest in a digital preservation solution.
Features & Services
|Excel Metadata upload||✅|
|Mass uploading of image, audio or video files||✅|
|1 task at a time uploading of image, audio or video files||✅|
|Standard process templates for: • Bound items (books) • Flat items (photos or documents) • Video or audio files||✅|
|Automatic file renaming||✅|
|Image QA and rotation plugin||✅|
|Automatic cropping tool||✅|
|Metadata editing including: Linking to Authority files such as GND, VIAF and Geonames||✅|
|All data stored in the METS MODS XML Standard||✅|
|Excel and Image export to your servers METS XML export to file||✅|
|Administration access to the system||✅|
|Image downsizing for online presentation||✅|
|Automatic export to the Goobi viewer system||✅|
|Backup of your data in the Goobi workflow system||✅|
|Customisable image watermarking of images with your logo||✅|
|Customised Goobi installation with your logo||✅|
|OCR processing of your printed text content (cost per image processed to be billed monthly)||✅|
|Assign your own URL to your Goobi workflow system||✅|
|Access to additional plugins for all of your digitisation project needs||✅|
|Custom developments for linking to your collections management systems £ P.O.A||✅|
|Search and advanced search||✅|
|Browsing by collection or project||✅|
|Full content management system for static pages||✅|
|Open API for systems to query your collections content online||✅|
|Standard Goobi viewer installation with a clean modern interface||✅|
|Customised Goobi Viewer with bespoke styling and functionality||✅|
|Persistent URLs for your content (making it searchable by the main search engines)||✅|
|IIIF Image viewer with deep zoom to make your content sharable using IIIF platforms||✅|
|Map view to your data (if you have added Geonames references to your items in Goobi workflow)||✅|
|Live linking to authority files (if you have linked authority records to your items in Goobi workflow)||✅|
|Metadata download in METS, MARC and Dublin core||✅|
|IIIF manifest download||✅|
|Full citation links to your records||✅|
|Backup of your data in the viewer||✅|
|Customise your viewer by adding your logo and changing the colours||✅|
|Assign your own URL to your Goobi Viewer||✅|
|Crowdsourcing functionality to enable your audience to add metadata for you to review and approve/reject||✅|
|Customise your entire viewer design and layout||✅|
|Access to online training videos||✅|
|Access to in depth training videos||✅|
|Term to be agreed (minimum 12 months)||✅|
Frequently Asked Questions
Can we manage multiple projects via Goobi?
Yes, you can manage multiple projects via Goobi. There is no limit to the amount of people that can use your Goobi installation. The only limit is the amount of data that you can upload to the system.
Can we use our own branding on the Goobi viewer?
Goobi Viewer has a standard presentation view, which customers can modify to display their own logo, use their own colours and fonts.
Goobi Viewer can also be fully customised to a customer’s needs, reflecting the style of their website and fitting in seamlessly with their online presence.
Do you provide support and training?
We have videos and help pages to guide you. Customers are offered a Webinar-based training session, As well as access to bespoke, in-person or online training. Customers also have access to a dedicated helpdesk facility.
What if we use a third-party to digitise some of our material?
Goobi can help you integrate the digitised material from third-party suppliers into your project processes. Goobi can be used to quality control images from digitisation suppliers to ensure that they’ve given you exactly the quality of images you’ve specified. Goobi will report resolution, file size, file format and colour space. You can use Goobi’s internal file viewer to check each image for defects and errors. You can also specify Goobi as the place for your supplier to upload images directly, meaning they are ingested directly into your project workflows and reporting.
Making your digitisation projects simpler and more effective. We give you control over digitisation, whether you do it yourself or use a service provider, and make it easier to present your digitised collections to your audiences.