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Scientific Collections

About the project

In 2010, the University of Greifswald introduced an inter-university initiative to support the digitalisation of their item-oriented collections. The biggest part of the 5.74 million individual items is kept in magazine lockers and depots of different university institutes. Only a small part of the 16 collections has been catalogued and is now accessible. Through a website, the university presents an online access to the collectibles of the project digitalised up to now. The digitalisation of individual collections FloraGREIF and GeoGREIF is a pass for the collection-related research activities at the mathematic-and scientific faculty. With this digitalisation project, the university follows a suggestion of the scientific council concerning the realisation of a complete, inter-collection recording of all holdings of collections into a centralised database. Quite soon, the publication of the collection data from Greifswald will be available in the Europeanaand the land wide portal Digitalisiertes Kulturgut in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

Presently, over 5.000 items from seven collections can be researched in a database that is still in a building stage.