The digital initiative of the Long-Term Project "Tabula Imperii Byzantini (TIB)" of the
Austrian Academy of Sciences in Vienna entitled "Maps of Power:
Historical Atlas of Places,
Borderzones and Migration Dynamics in Byzantium" is
using the software CollectiveAccess in order to present its slides and black-and-white
photographs, which are kept in the TIB Archive in Vienna (Austria), to the public and
The establishment of the present platform has been enabled by the third-party funded project "Die digitale Tabula Imperii Byzantini (Dig-TIB) als Beitrag zum Weltkulturerbe" (Project of the Jubiläumsfonds of the Österreichische Nationalbank No. 17771) at the Austrian Academy of Sciences.
Its project leader Mihailo St. Popović and his project team Veronika Polloczek, Bernhard Koschicek, Alexander Watzinger, Jelena Nikić, Florian Wiltschnig and Jan Belik have developed a web design, a logo, a framework as well as a workflow and, thus, a "best practice" for the processing of the analogue TIB data. For the time being, three sub-collections of the TIB Archive have been embedded with the respective metadata into CollectiveAccess, namely:
These sub-collections represent altogether 7,172 slides of about 52,000 slides in total,
which are preserved in the TIB Archive. It is a first step towards creating a Digital
Archive of the TIB (DigTIB), which shall be pursued in the near future as part of the
of Power" initiative.
We are very grateful to the Österreichische Nationalbank for its support and for enabling us to establish the basis of our future scholarly endeavour.
Mihailo St. Popović,
PI of the "Maps of Power" initiative