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Tamboti Metadata Framework

05. Jun. 2012

The Heidelberg Research Architecture (HRA) develops a modular framework supporting collaborative research at the Cluster.

Tamboti contains multilingual bibliographical information on books and articles, but also image collections, videos and various forms of digital material. The records can be searched using faceted search and edited online. To further transcultural research, metadata can be interlinked and cross-referenced.

Tamboti is developed by the Heidelberg Research Architecture in cooperation with developers  of eXist-db, a leading open source database system. The HRA contributes in this way to the development of innovative software for use in the humanities.

The Heidelberg Research Architecture (HRA) serves as an umbrella for IT scientists, software developers, database architects, academically trained professionals in e-learning as well as IT support staff. In collaboration with researchers and students it forms an integrated digital humanities environment. The HRA's agenda thus covers the entire range from developing sophisticated metadata frameworks for making transcultural relations traceable and analyzable across diverse media types (texts, images, films, audio) and disparate objects (texts, concepts, social networks) to offering IT support for the Karl Jaspers Centre. In its strategy, the HRA is advised by a board of Cluster researchers and IT experts chaired by Prof. Dr. Birgit Kellner.

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