The portal brings together collections from very different areas, from arachnology and plaster sculptures to objects from the computer museum. Specific metadata are defined separately for each collection in order to do justice to the diversity of the objects. A full text search enables research in the entire FUNDus! portal. With the help of the advanced search it is possible to search for certain characteristics within a collection.
By integrating feedback forms, there is the option to obtain feedback from users on individual properties. These can communicate with those responsible for the collection with a direct reference to a specific object and report possible errors (crowdsourcing).
The portal currently (as of July 2021) describes a total of 56 of the scientific collections of the Universität Hamburg and the Center of Natural History (CeNak). Since the first publication in July 2018 until now, more than 30,000 digital objects from 22 collections have been added to FUNDus! recorded and made available. All objects are marked with specific metadata and most of them have at least one digitized version. We operate a dedicated media server (iiif) for the 31548 objects, which delivers the media in different formats.
Number of objects in the collection portal
The most frequently used data format for adding metadata is CSV (or Excel) for direct import. In addition, the portal supports the formats XML (Lido / OAI-PMH) and JSON for harvesting the metadata.
Dedicated interfaces enable data to be compared with data published in the research data repository (FDR). This means that data saved in the research data repository can also be saved in FUNDus! to get presented. The comparison with other networks is also possible (e.g. with the Digikult-Verbund).
An interface to the German Digital Library (DDB ) is being set up. This can significantly increase the visibility of the collections in a supra-regional context. The transfer of the data to the DDB is optional. A prerequisite is a corresponding agreement and clarification of the conditions (licenses).
If you have your scientific collection in FUNDus! want to publish, contact the Central Office for Scientific Collections at the University of Hamburg or the address given under "Contact".
Answers to the most frequently asked questions about data publication in FUNDus! can be found on the website of the collection portal at Service .