The Kulturpool offers a centralized access to digitized Austrian cultural Heritage Assets.
(Digital) cultural heritage has a central role in future strategies of the information society. One important concern in this realm is the comprehensive access to digitized assets of museums, libraries and archives.
The goal of the joint project Kulturpool is to provide a central searchable access point to all publicly available digital objects and catalogues of Austrian cultural institutions. Strategically this aims at encouraging a closer relation of culture and education. Beyond this Austria's cultural heritage will be made more accessible to a broader Austrian public through new technology. Targeted user groups of Kulturpool are the interested public, teachers, students as well as scientists and research personnel.
Furthermore Kulturpool will also act as central data provider for digital cultural heritage to Europeana (European Digital Library) and as such it will realize an important contribution to make Austrian cultural heritage accessible on a European level.
Research objects metadata throughout the different collections and tag them!
From now on the Kulturpool will be constantly enriched with new content and peer-group specific functionalities.