This presentation has two parts: first, I introduce the Heidelberg Research Architecture (HRA) at the Cluster of Excellence "Asia and Europe" at Heidelberg University. At the core of the HRA's development is the Tamboti metadata framework, a "suite of web applications that forms an integrated environment for interdisciplinary and internationally distributed studies in transcultural dynamics."
In the second part I present Ziziphus, the VRA Core editor which is currently being developed by the HRA. It uses VRA Core 4 XML as a base and provides a user-friendly interface where editors can add and edit image metadata without being exposed to the raw XML. To use VRA Core 4 for transcultural studies within Tamboti a number of adjustments were made and developed into a local extension. In four examples these extensions are discussed, before a screencast demonstrates the use of the editor.
Read the abstract of the session: http://vra32.sched.org/event/884f2b768c79cabed9236a10e64da10a