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Use Cases

At present four online reference works are realised using the OES framework, ranging from online encyclopedia to online handbook:

1914-1918-online

"1914-1918-online – International Encyclopedia of the First World War" is an English-language online reference work on World War One. Launched in October 2014, the multi-perspective, public-access encyclopedia is a collaborative project by the largest network of WW1 researchers worldwide, spanning more than 50 countries. 1914-1918-online features innovative navigation and search functions based on semantic wiki technology and will eventually contain around 1,600 articles.

Online Compendium on German-Greek Entanglements

The Center for Modern Greece (CeMoG) compiles an "Online Compendium on German-Greek Entanglements" (ComDeG). The ComDeG is a scholarly publication platform for peer-reviewed scholarly contributions that focus on the political, economic, scientific and cultural transfer processes between the German and Greek cultural spaces, from the 18th century onwards. The online platform gives host to general biographic data, information about transfer fields (e.g. politics, science and literature), modes of mediation (e.g. translation, adaptation and teaching), network (associated participants/fields of action) with relevant bibliographical entries. The Essays and Articles of the Compendium present the ongoing scholarly output that builds creatively upon these information mappings.

Compendium heroicum

The "Compendium heroicum" reflects the current state of research on heroes and heroines and features detailed illustrations on various phenomena of the heroic, its figures, functions, mediality and practice. Methodologically, the Compendium heroicum applies a broad historical approach – ranging from the ancient world to the present day – as well as a cross-cultural perspective, focusing on the importance of heroic figures within and beyond European contexts. Researchers at the Collaborative Research Center 948 as well as external contributors author collaboratively written articles to be published on the "Compendium heroicum". All articles will be digitally accessible worldwide free of charge (Open Access).

Biographical Handbook: Fatalities of the border regimes at the Iron Curtain

The Forschungsverbund SED-Staat and the Center for Digital Systems / University Library at Freie Universität Berlin are creating a biographical handbook on victims of the Iron Curtain. Currently, the digital handbook recalls nearly 300 victims at the inner-German border. Until 2022, the fatally failed escapes of GDR citizens across the Baltic Sea and the Eastern Bloc states will be gradually documented, too. A selection of biographies will be also accompanied by clips of narrative interviews with relatives of the victims or other people involved in the events. All biographies are searchable through various filter categories, a map, a timeline, or a full-text search.

Additional OES applications are in preparation: