The primary aim of „Digital Numismatics“ is to encourage the implementation of the concepts of Linked Open Data (LOD) and the Semantic Web in numismatics. It presents the work of the numismatic LOD project Nomisma.org and the Digital Numismatics Working Group of DARIAH-EU.
Coins are particularly suitable for the application of LOD in that they are mass-produced, serial objects and have a relatively standard set of descriptive core data. As a result, significant progress has been made in the field, and numismatic projects are among the flagships in the application of LOD in the Humanities.
„Digital Numismatics“ brings together partners and stakeholders from the field in order to develop, provide and disseminate services and information that will significantly heighten the profile and use of digital technologies, in particular LOD, both within the numismatic community and in related disciplines. It promotes existing resources and identifies deficient sectors, thus increasing cross-disciplinary exchange and interoperability. The tools and services provided by Nomisma.org and the WG act as a paradigm for the use of LOD in other areas of the Humanities.