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Angewandte Informationstechnik Forschungsgesellschaft mbH in Graz
Geographical reach: European


Klosterwiesgasse 32/1 Graz 8010 Graz Austria

Geographic: pan European Themes: Biodiversity, Natural History Working language(s): English Content language: Pan European, Latin Financial conditions: Append signature to the OpenUp! SLA Technical conditions: Biodiversity data formats (DwC-A, ABCD) and museum data formats (LIDO); other data formats possible upon request

Services and accessibility

Helpdesk: E-mail & phone, website Advice on: Scientific, technical and data presentation related advice, advice on data quality and rights statements, on data presentation and linkage, as well as cultural heritage relevance Training: Training material downloadable via the OpenUp! homepage, additional training workshops on demand Assistance: Metadata storage, data transformation, data enrichment, data testing, automated update services Data curation / editorial activities:Data enrichment at the source with geolocation link information, addition of vernacular names and biodiversity literature linkage Portal: OpenUp! website with direct link to Europeana's OpenUp! content (

Data in Europeana

Name of organisation / consortium operating the aggregator: Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin & AIT Angewandte Informationstechnik Forschungsgesellschaft mbH Graz Active as aggregator since: 2011 Records published in Europeana: more than 8.7 millions records (August 2018) Institutions contributing content: 23 From how many countries: 12
First publication date: 2012

Europeana activities

Europeana projects involvement: OpenUp! - Opening up the Natural History Heritage for Europeana; Europeana Digital Service Infrastructure (DSI) Europeana network: members: Gerda Koch, Walter Koch (since 2009), Jörg Holetschek, Petra Boettinger (since 2012) Highlights: OpenUp! reached 8.7 millions of records in 2018; 2nd largest data provider to Europeana; 86.5% of the data is licensed for free re-use (CC0)