In the last 200 years significant numismatic collections have been established in Lower Austria. Museums, archives, monasteries and the “Landessammlungen Niederösterreich“ own jointly more than 300,000 objects of different age. In addition to the purchased and donated items there are also coin finds. In spite of this abundance of material it is hardly used in scientific works due to the fact that the material is not accessible online.
This will be changed with the use of a new online database developed specifically in accordance with the concept and principles of Linked-Open-Data. In contrast to typical databases for objects this database makes use of a system known from OCRE: Type descriptions are created to which the objects are linked. Thus everyone benefits from the work of others and in the end it facilitates the digitization and maintenance of data.
The focus has been on Lower Austria, but could easily include further collections.