prometheus is a distributed digital image archive that currently makes more than 2,998,000 images of over 115 databases from institutes, research facilities and museums researchable on a common user interface.

Situated at the Institute of Art History of the University of Cologne, prometheus is supported by the non-profit association prometheus e.V. which promotes the ongoing developments of the digital media for science and research.

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We thank everyone who filled out the “prometheus Survey 2023” questionnaire. We are pleased about the constructive criticism, the tips and wishes that we received through the comments, and we are grateful for the acceptance and appreciation.
In the next few weeks we will cluster, discuss and prioritize your statements and communicate the results here. Let’s start today with the question how you get along with the individual functions in prometheus. The results:

1 very good – 2 good – 3 so-so – 4 bad – 5 very bad – I don’t know about it

For some of these functions you also had the option to tick “I don’t know” and some of you would have preferred to indicate “I don’t use it”.
We will now take a closer look at your suggestions on how to work with the image archive in order to make the information available in other media formats (besides help, FAQ and blog) for those who are not familiar with the function.