November 25, 2009 - West Hartford, CT – The Cincinnati Museum Center, in partnership with the Western Reserve Historical Society, has contracted with Index Data to build the metasearch component of a pilot project to bring primary historical resources to a wider audience.
The pilot project will test the feasibility of offering a clean and simple interface, to multiple audiences, for searching and retrieving digitized resources in the area of US history. It is the initial phase of an ambitious project to improve information access for students (beginning with kindergarten), teachers, and researchers.
The initiative is funded by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. This is the second IMLS grant in which Index Data is participating as the primary technology partner. “We are delighted to serve the needs of the museum community with our standards-based search tools and our expertise with structured data,” said Lynn Bailey, Index Data’s CEO. She continued: “We are especially gratified to be involved in this particular project, which seeks to lay down best practices in the field, and to inspire and inform future efforts of its kind.”
About Index Data
Index Data is a software development and consulting enterprise headquartered in Copenhagen and the United States, with offices in several countries. They are experts in networked information retrieval and management based on open standards, and have a fifteen-year history of releasing advanced software components as open source. Their mission is to use their skills and creativity to build bridges between people, technologies and organizations, and to empower information providers to deliver better, more integrated services. For more information, please visit www.indexdata.com.