The Fragmentarium web application is developed in collaboration with the IT company text & bytes GmbH and is based on the following priorities in the areas of content, technology and organization:
Authorized users can upload and describe manuscript fragments in a custom content management system (CMS). The CMS provides the following features:
Different user roles have different access rights. Administrators can edit everything, while selected ‘editors’ and ‘guest pass’ users can edit sections such as metadata for their assigned collections or individual documents. If a document is edited by a user, it is locked for other users to prevent unintentional overwriting of changes. All changes to metadata are versioned so that previous versions can be restored if necessary.
All software components and frameworks that are used for implementing the web application are open source and compatible with the e-codices web application, so that features developed for Fragmentarium can be easily reused in the e-codices web application and vice versa.