Emblematica Online

In Co-operation with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)

The collections of Emblem books of the Herzog August Bibliothek (HAB) and the University of Illinois (UIUC) level amongst the greatest collections of emblem books worldwide.

The HAB-UIUC cooperation project Emblematica Online aims to digitize, index and do research on emblem books as well as to develop structures and standards, which allow for joint access on both databases and which may serve as a prototype for similar image-text related projects in the humanities. Till 2007 the cooperation was financed by the Alexander v. Humboldt foundation, since 2009 jointly by the DFG and NEH ("Bilateral Digital Humanities Program").

From 2015 to 2017 the DFG funded the project "Linked Open Emblemdata" that indexed selected emblem books from the Wolfenbüttel collection and published all emblem data as Linked Open Data.

PURL: http://diglib.hab.de?link=016


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Funding: Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
Duration: January 2003 – January 2018 (still in progress)
Contact: Andrea Opitz
Phone: +49(0)5331-808-314, Fax -173