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Collex / Profile

Home Page: http://www.collex.org/

Collex is a set of tools designed to aid students and scholars working in networked archives and federated repositories of humanities materials. Collex allows users to collect, annotate, and tag online objects and to repurpose them in illustrated, interlinked essays or exhibits. It functions within any modern web browser without recourse to plugins or downloads and is fully networked as a server-side application. By saving information about user activity (the construction of annotated collections and exhibits) as remixable metadata, the Collex system writes current practice into the scholarly record and permits knowledge discovery based not only on the characteristics or facets of digital objects, but also on the contexts in which they are placed by a community of scholars. Collex builds on semantic web technologies and brings folksonomy tagging to trusted, peer-reviewed scholarly archives. Its exhibits-builder is analogous to high-end digital curation tools currently affordable only to large (offline) museums and galleries.

Tool Type

Digital Assets Management Systems (DAMS)

Interface Languages
English (416)