Technical Implementation

    This source edition is a model project for testing and improving existing digital infrastructures. The project takes advantage of open source solutions and integrates common standard formats for digital editions. It also includes long-term archiving for MODS (catalog data), METS (digitized content), TEI P5 (text tagging of the transcripts and translations), DOI (persistent identification), GND-Beacon files, and the MyCoRe viewer.[1] It combines these with a user-friendly presentation in a common open source framework.[2] Digitization has been carried out following the practical guidelines “Digitalisierung” established by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG).[3] All digital files, TEI files, and metadata are also stored for long-term archiving as a METS Container in an instance of the MyCoRe repository.[4] The digitized records (facsimiles), transcripts (full text), and translations are embedded into a visually appealing frontend by means of a viewer plug-in for METS Container, which is connected to the repository by an OAI interface.

    Notes

    [2] The source code is available at github.com/burki/jewish-history-online (Accessed April 21, 2017).
    [4] Due to our cooperation with the University of Hamburg’s Regionals Rechenzentrum as partner for digital long-term archiving the MyCoRe platform primarily used there was chosen for this project.