The mission of MediaDive is to transform poorly structured media recipes into a standardized database. Therefore, we mined thousands of PDF and HTML documents and developed the database. We built the MediaDive web interface to share this development with the community. To ensure the quality of the media and continous improvement of the database, we developed an internal editor interface. Experts at the DSMZ are creating new media and curating the existing media using this interface.
If MediaDive is helpful to your research, please consider citing our paper:
Koblitz, J., Halama, P., Spring, S., Thiel, V., Baschien, C., Hahnke, R., Pester, M., Overmann, J. and Reimer, L. (2022) MediaDive: the expert-curated cultivation media database. Nucleic Acids Research http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/nar/gkac803
Have a look at our flash talk (a.k.a. ePoster) at the VAAM, where we introduced MediaDive to the community:
The name of the database was changed to MediaDive and the design was completely revised.
Revamping the RESTful API.
Large database update with plenty of new features.
The media curation of all DSMZ media is now performed by experts.
Updating the Media database and adding more features.
Finishing MediaDev, an internal curator interface for the media data.
BacMedia is live and open for everyone.
Polishing BacMedia website, improving documentation, preparing for deployment.
Finished manual curation of all extracted media data.
Building the first version of BacMedia.
Extraction of the media data from PDF and Word documents.
Start of this project.