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Course: Goobi Advanced.

Brief overview of the ‘Goobi Advanced’ course

The ‘Goobi Advanced’ course is designed for end users with a good knowledge of how Goobi works and a clear understanding of the program from the user’s perspective. In terms of content, it follows on from the ‘Goobi Basics’ course by examining in detail the way tasks are organised within individual workflows for different types of projects. As well as project management issues, you will cover topics such as project control, reporting and statistics and look in detail at tasks such as the batch handling of Goobi processes, validation as a way of improving quality, and the use of plugins to provide additional functionality. The course also deals at length with the processing of metadata using the Goobi METS Editor and the various options for modifying rulesets.



The selected course topics are based on our experience of working with Goobi for over ten years as well as the feedback we have received from more than forty establishments where the program is in everyday use for a wide variety of projects. Nevertheless, the list of topics can always be adapted to meet individual requirements, and we can even incorporate your own materials and working methods.

The ‘Goobi Advanced’ course generally covers the following topics in detail:


  • Detailed workflow and project design
  • Project management
  • Users, roles and authorisation levels
  • Workflow steps – types and options
  • Validation as a tool for checking the quality of interim results


  • Project management
  • Project control and statistics
  • Workflows and metadata – complex searches and filters
  • Individual reporting for search requests
  • Batch manipulation of Goobi processes
  • Using GoobiScript to simplify the task of modifying data


  • Introduction to ruleset configuration
  • Ensuring conformity with existing standards (e.g. DFG Viewer, ZVDD, DDB, Europeana, OAI)
  • Configuring exports and exporting data to a presentation system
  • Detailed instructions on metadata processing in the Goobi METS Editor
  • Accessing the image stack from the METS Editor
  • Specific metadata fields and the options available (e.g. licences, representative images, authority data)

Typical applications

  • Extending functionality using validation and step plugins
  • Integrating URNs into the workflow to enable persistent URLs
  • Integrating OCR into the Goobi workflow
  • Integrating authority data, Wikipedia links and named-entity recognition
  • Integrating scripts and external applications into the workflow
  • Optimising the workflow by automating workflow tasks
  • Fully automated workflows including harvesting of third-party data (e.g. from an internet archive or via OAI-PMH)
  • Workflows for projects with digitisation on demand including order processing and billing
  • Problems/potential of using JPEG2000
  • Exporting data individually using plugins
  • Everyday tips and tricks

Course structure

The course lasts around six hours plus breaks. The morning session is mainly theoretical, while the afternoon session is more practical with a focus on the individual needs of participants.

All course participants have their own work station with access to Goobi so that they can practise what they have learned and perform a range of digitisation project tasks. A book scanner is also provided (linked to Goobi) to ensure that participants gain experience of dealing with realistic situations.

There is no need to bring along your own computer. intranda will provide all the documentation and technical equipment needed, as well as free WLAN access. Your course fee includes catering.

The maximum group size is ten.

Course dates and registration

Provided that we receive at least four confirmed and binding applications, the ‘Goobi Advanced’ will be held on the following dates:

  • 04.04.2019

The course fee is EUR 290 plus VAT for each participant.

For all courses, applications must be received no later than two weeks beforehand. Please use the form on our website to pre-register for the course. We will then contact you to discuss any specific course requirements that you may have.


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