Suhajda, Ministry of Culture and Education
In 1996 the Ministry of Culture and Education began (together with 11
state museums) the "MAMA" Hungarian Museums Database project. The aim
of this project is to establish a searchable artifacts index database.
Each state museum implemented a local network with a local server plus
internet connection. The project designed and developed a database management
system for each museums collection. Over these local databases we put
an index database -called M.A.MA- containing 12 elements available in
each collection. The local databases are stored and maintained on the
local servers, however for security reasons only the well protected
central computer is serving information to the Internet . This central
computer will provide place for individual museum home pages too.
The M.A.MA database is accessible on 3 main levels. The first for
the public, limited searching capabilities but accessible for everyone
from the internet. On the 2 level the general database can be found
with free searching capabilities, and the third level is closed, this
is the researchers database, which contains detailed information about
the objects of collections. The project didn't standardize at the
level of the different collections data, but it has attempted to serve
provide for general searching. This paper will present the results
of this project include the solution of the museological problems
and the professional technological background.
Last modified: February 6, 1998. This file can be found below http://www.archimuse.com/mw98/
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