Missouri Botanical Garden Open Conference Systems, TDWG 2014 ANNUAL CONFERENCE

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BiNHum: powerful access to Natural History Collections
Christian Köhler, Peter Grobe, Maik Röder, Joachim Holstein, Jörg Lange, Anita Roth-Nebelsick, Christopher Traiser, Hubert Höfer, Florian Raub, Anton Güntsch, Gabriele Dröge, Patricia Kelbert, Dagmar Triebel, Anton Link, Markus Weiss, Dieter Neubacher, Tanja Weibulat

Building: Elmia Congress Centre, Jönköping
Room: Rydbergsalen
Date: 2014-10-29 09:15 AM – 09:30 AM
Last modified: 2014-10-04


The BiNHum project is a collective effort of five natural history museums and research collections of the Humboldt-Ring in Germany to collect, centralize and publish collection data in a unified web portal. The portal and the underlying data workflows provide an extensive set of tools to refine and enrich collection data from various sources. It provides a powerful, fast and intuitive search. As an additional benefit for current data providers and to encourage new providers to share data, we implemented a search widget as a light weight version of the portal. The widget enables users to implement their own custom search within their homepage with only minimal effort. All BiNHum collection data, search functions, user annotations and data representations (including map view, multimedia files and data exports) of the portal are also available within the widget. The widget is maintained by the BiNHum project and new portal developments are automatically deployed to the widget installations. Using the search widget makes it easy for museums, institutes and curators to display their own data on their personal pages, prefiltered by own criteria and adapted to local layout preferences.