Rike Brecht

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J. L. Borges once wrote about a Chinese emperor, who commanded the creation of an accurate map of China [1]. The resulting map was as detailed as possible but therefore it had to match the size of China. What use would make such a map, especially if you have a narrow navigation question, e.g. where the forbidden city is located? This legend makes the(More)
We are presenting a digital engineering library – the Digital Mechanism and Gear Library (DMG-Lib). The existing worldwide knowledge in form of books, drawings, physical models etc. is mostly scattered, difficult to access and does not comply with today’s requirements concerning a rapid information retrieval. Therefore the development of a digital,(More)
This paper presents a digital engineering library – the Digital Mechanism and Gear Library, DMG-Lib – providing a multimedia collection of e-books, pictures, videos and animations in the domain of mechanisms and machines. The specific characteristic about DMG-Lib is the enrichment and cross-linking of the different sources. DMG-Lib e-books not only present(More)
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