RT 11 - DIGITAL NUMISMATICS AND MUSEUMS: MOVING INTO THE MEDIEVAL AND MODERN PERIODS
- Benedikt Zäch (Münzkabinett und Antikensammlung der Stadt Winterthur)
Org.: Rahel C. Ackermann, Christian Weiss, Karsten Dahmen, Benedikt Zäch; moderator: Benedikt Zäch
Over the last decade a number of public numismatic databases started using linked open data, and thus made interoperability of numismatic data much easier. However, most of these databases concern ancient numismatics (OCRE, CRRO, PELLA, PCO, IACB etc.). Meanwhile, projects of digital medieval and/or modern numismatics are also underway, developed in a close cooperation with museums.
These museum collections, along with the core of national museums, represent the primary source of numismatic material available for research. In the past years a number of online museum databases have been created, some specifically for numismatic objects, others embedded in general online catalogues. In most cases the numismatic material originates from all periods, cultures, and countries. This vast variety in terms of time, space, monetary systems, ‘national’ traditions, and languages creates yet another challenge to digitisation and to standardised, multi-lingual digital concepts.
This round table will provide an opportunity to present and discuss projects using linked open data concepts and recent developments, concentrating on museums and on medieval and modern numismatics. Contributions may come from the whole range of digital numismatics: type and topic focused approaches, deep learning, image recognition and other areas are welcome.
A special focus should be on the following questions: what digital tools are needed, which ones can be developed in cooperation, and where do we need international coordination beyond the individual projects?
List of panelists:
Frank von Hagel
Rahel C. Ackermann