The eTalks are a new digital multimedia editing plaform developed at the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics (VITAL-IT, Lausanne): their application is implemented via an easy-to-use editor interface, designed for the use of researchers themselves, to create and edit original eTalks. This permits the linking together of images, sounds and textual materials with hyperlinks, enriching it with relevant information. The final release of eTalks allows complete ‘citability’ of its contents: each and every portion of the researchers' talks can be precisely referred to and thus cited with a specific identifier, just like any traditional, paper-based scientific publication but with all the potential for plural literacies. It is openly accessible and the code is open source, including guidelines to install the eTalks. It contributes to the development of multiliteracies in the digital academic production of knowledge.



Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, VITAL-IT
Haute Ecole Pédagogique Vaud, Lausanne

Project Team

Claire Clivaz, SIB
Cécile Pache, SIB
Martial Sankar, SIB


Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, VITAL-IT
Participants to the continuous training
Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Lausanne
Haute Ecole Pédagogique Vaud, Lausanne