By connecting your collection, you can increase its visibility tremendously, but with very little effort. Your collection will be visible to an even larger audience. Particularly for museums and collections with unique data, this presents an enormous advantage – as well as for science in general.
With APS, you have virtually unlimited options. You can integrate your data in an easy, fast and reliable way into other systems and databases. This works for example through OAI-PMH 2.0 (Protocol for Metadata Harvesting of the Open Archives Initiative), which is fully supported in APS. Alternatively, there are import/export modules available for every common documentation system.
Popular examples include Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek (German Digital Library) and Europeana, a large digital archive project of the European Union. Other fields of research have similar projects, which also allow the import of data. Wikipedia or Google Image Search are additional alternatives.
The solitary scientist, sitting in a dark corner of the museum’s archive far into the night, is a thing of the past. Modern science is globally connected, multimedia and real-time. For that, you need modern technologies. APS is one of them.
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