STERNA – Semantic Web-based Thematic European Reference Network Application

Semantic Web technologies in museums should enhance access to cultural content

The STERNA project implements enhanced access to natural history and cultural heritage resources based on Semantic Web technologies and standards. STERNA is related to the European Digital Library initiative and provides a showcase of the capability such technologies provide to link, search and access content from distributed and heterogeneous databases.

The STERNA consortium comprises 12 European natural history museums and other institutions that collect and hold content on biodiversity, wildlife and nature in general, the technology provider and implementer Trezorix and the project coordinator Salzburg Research.

The project is co-funded under the eContentplus programme as a Best Practice Network in the target area of digital libraries: cultural and scientific/scholarly content.

Images/Copyright: Wildscreen/ARKive, Teylers Museum, Royal Museum for Central Africa.