kulturpool.at - A Central Portal for Digitized Austrian Cultural Heritage

bridges vol. 22, July 2009 / Noteworthy Information

Comprehensive access to digitized cultural heritage is a central requirement for future strategies of the information society. Particularly in scientific research, an overall access to digital collections and their metadata of museums, libraries, and archives brings about new opportunities for research and makes it possible to analyze unforeseen relations between objects or whole collections.
kupo1_small.jpgAs a central access point, the Kulturpool provides a search service for the digital Austrian cultural heritage together with Web 2.0 functionalities. The Kulturpool is developed and implemented by uma information technology on behalf of the Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, Arts and Culture and the Federal Ministry of Science and Research. The portal is based on uma's semantic search platform Melvil©. The initiative supports various national and European strategies and certainly encourages a closer relationship between culture and education.

{access view=guest}Access to the full article is free, but requires you to register. Registration is simple and quick – all we need is your name and a valid e-mail address. We appreciate your interest in bridges.{/access} {access view=!guest} The Kulturpool started its basic operation in April 2009 and will now be extended in both functionalities and content. With special emphasis on its target groups, the Kulturpool will provide research tools for the scientific community as well as special support tools for education in the near future. Furthermore, the Kulturpool will act as a central data hub for digital cultural heritage to the European Digital Library Europeana.  As such, it will realize an important contribution to making Austrian cultural heritage accessible at the European level.

kupo1_logo_small.jpgVisit the Kulturpool @ www.kulturpool.at .

For further information, please contact Mag. Marko Goels, marko.goels(at)uma.at .