What is the project about?
Prototype of a compound database unifying person records from multiple existing biographical databases (focussing on the letter A to start with) and display possible matches with the Aufbau New York Index and names from "Mitteilungsblatt".
Who leads the project?
Daniel Burckhardt - Moses Mendelssohn Center
Who is part of the team?
Thekla Keuck - University of Bremen
Juliane Kraske - German Lost Art Foundation
Lisa Pribik - Leibniz Institute for Jewish History and Culture - Simon Dubnow
Sabrina Werner - German Lost Art Foundation
What is the practical use of your research tool for jewish studies? / What can researchers of jewish studies learn/achieve from your project:
Researcher can use a simple search engine that provides a central starting place leading to a multitude of existing databases
Which technical methods and tools are used for developing your project and what tools and/or methods do you use for reaching your goal?
Database, web-framework (Symfony), tools for data cleanup (OpenRefine)
What can you learn from this project for your own personal research interests?
If (biographical) mass data can be recorded rather quickly, other research questions arise; furthermore, previous hypotheses can be verified; much more comparative work can be done, e.g. with regard to questions about migration, emigration or deportation.
What do you expect to achieve in the Hackathon?
Show a first prototype with a basic search.