The VU University Library profits in different ways from participating in the INVENIT² project. Of course she is happy to facilitate research at the VU – see the previous blog post . But the project also generates new metadata, which of course is very valuable for a university library.
Naturally, title, edition and year of publication are relevant metadata. But the current object descriptions of the Bibles – see our Image Database: http://imagebase.ubvu.vu.nl/cdm/landingpage/collection/bis – could be extended. Therefore the VU University Library welcomes the output generated by the INVENIT² project.
Hopefully researchers, students and teachers will soon be able to make use of the enriched metadata. What about the number of the Bible Books from which a scene is taken or a description of what is depicted in the illustrations? One could imagine that such information truly helps in opening up the religious heritage of the VU University Library in new ways.