This is a summary category for technical developments at or based on museum-digital.

„Smarter“ Entry of Links to Vocabularies in musdb

Many imports of data confront us with Places like „Berlin ?“ and times like „ca. 1328“ konfrontiert. The import tool of museum-digital has been able to handle such entries for quite a time: „Berlin ?“ is recognized to mean that the place is actually „Berlin“, but that the entry is not made with complete certainty.

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OpenSearch: Search museum-digital directly from the browser’s search bar

OpenSearch is an open web standard for describing search functions of web services. If a website supports it, the browser will take note and offer the user to install the website as a search machine. One especially nice aspect of it is, that OpenSearch can be implemented in just a few lines of code. It

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Using Textblocks in musdb

museum-digital has a lot of „hidden“ features; hidden on purpose to not blur the users‘ focus. One of these is the text blocks features in musdb, our inventorization and data input tool. Thus far, the text blocks had only been described in a presentation from mid-2018 (in German) – hence this blog post.

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„Erwachendes Mädchen“ von Eva Gonzalès, Kunsthalle Bremen – Der Kunstverein in Bremen (CC BY-NC-SA)


The frontend of museum-digital is now available in Turkish. As a very nice side effect, this also unlocks the Turkish translations for keywords, and place and actor names we have been gathering for the last half a year. Image credits: Eva Gonzalès: „Girl Awakening“, Kunsthalle Bremen – Der Kunstverein in Bremen (CC BY-NC-SA)

Frontend General Translations

museum-digital goes QR

Zu den einzelnen Objektansichten wird ab sofort bei museum-digital der entsprechende QR-Code (die Adresse der jeweiligen Internetseite) angezeigt. Wer auf seinem Handy ein entsprechendes App installiert (falls nicht vorinstalliert: Das gibt es meistens kostenslos, z.B. für Android-Handys den Barcode Scanner von ZXing Team oder Beetagg …), der kann damit den QR-Code vom Bildschirm abfotografieren und

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