Virtual Collection Space - MWW-Forschung
The goal of the project is to provide researchers a cross-disciplinary infrastructure for standardised collection indexing from various cataloguing systems. It is focused on the scientific compilation and administration of collection information and its usability for further research, network-based provision and visualisation.
We integrate the data generated in the MWW → case studies into the model of a collection indexing web application, link it to external sources and make it available to other researchers. Thanks to the modelled relationships provided by this application, users can create new virtual collections based on selected criteria and thereby dynamically render collection genesis based on new research perspectives. The application assumes a middleware function based on discovery systems like VuFind and visualisation processes like tthe VIKUS Viewer. For the collections compiled in our application, we plan on developing applications to handle → cross-collection search queries.