Dear all,

I am a Research Archivist at the University of Melbourne's eScholarship Research Centre.  One of our key tools, developed in-house over many years, is the Online Heritage Resource Manager (OHRM), a contextual information framework mapping system used to map and manage highly complex networks of entities and relationships, presenting these as a ‘graph’ of  HTML pages (template driven static and dynamic), typically in the form of online encyclopaedias or registers.

At present the data ingest and preservation elements of the OHRM run out of a relational database backend, with the dissemination web resource sitting on a standard LAMP/LAPP stack, (e.g  Solr, PostreSQL and PHP searches).  The system also allows for full EAC XML output, allowing (among other things) the National Library of Australia to ingest records about people and organisations from our resources using OAI-PMH.

The OHRM has been used for many, varied projects - some of the notable ones include:

If you're interested in finding out more about the system, drop me a line.  There's also more info available on our site:

Mike Jones

On 6/04/2011 5:27 AM, Ethan Gruber wrote:
[log in to unmask]" type="cite">I'm interested in using EAC to encode networks between minting authorities/magistrates, political entities, and dynasties in the ancient Greek and Roman worlds (to start), but we're probably at least a year away from that at the American Numismatic Society.  I suspect that such an application would rely heavily on a Solr index for publishing the content and providing the public with linked data APIs.

Ethan Gruber

On Tue, Apr 5, 2011 at 2:54 PM, Custer, Mark <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Hi all,

Outside of large consortia, is anyone else experimenting with the creation of EAC records?  A colleague and I recently gave a presentation about our preliminary work on this at East Carolina University, and I’d love to know what others might be doing.  If interested, here’s a link to our presentation that we posted on Slideshare:

In short, I’m curious about any methods that might be best suited for creating/publishing/sharing/linking these sorts of records across institutions.   For instance, at the end of our presentation, we show two different EAC records for “Sanford, Terry, 1917-1998” (one created for SNAC, and the other created for NCBHIO about five years prior) and I wonder how these sorts of interrelated records will begin to evolve (especially as EAC begins to be applied at both wider and more localized regions).

Mark Custer



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