Online Heritage Resource Manager

The Online Heritage Resource Manager (OHRM) is a contextual information management system capable of integrating data from a wide range of sources. It enables users to capture metadata and descriptive text about entities (including people, places, organisations and events), and to link these entities with each other and with the descriptive data for related archival and published resources, and digital objects such as images, audio and video.

The OHRM can be used to map and manage highly complex networks of entities and relationships in a database back end, and to present this information as linked HTML pages for a more user friendly expression of the data.

OHRM data can be exported in several formats, including Excel spreadsheets, or as XML documents using the Encoded Archival Context for Corporate Bodies, Persons, and Families (EAC-CPF) schema. Having standards compliant data can facilitate the exchange of your data with other systems and services, such as the National Library of Australia’s Trove, or the HuNI project (Humanities Networked Infrastructure). Data from a number of ESRC OHRMs is already harvested by these services.

The OHRM is available under license at no cost for non-commercial, heritage and public good purposes.

Contact the eScholarship Resource Centre for more information about the latest version of the OHRM.

Some examples of the online web resources built by the ESRC using the OHRM:

Find & Connect web resource

Encyclopedia of Australian Science

The Australian Women’s Register

Saulwick Polls and Social Research