Online Heritage Resource Manager (OHRM)

The OHRM is a contextual information framework mapping system that integrates information from a wide range of sources – archival and published material, photographs, audio and video. The system maps and manages highly complex networks of entities and relationships, presenting these as static and dynamic HTML pages, usually in the form of online encyclopedias or registers.

Typically, OHRM output consists of encyclopedic entries on people, organisations and broad concepts (including places, events and cultural artefacts), accompanied by links to other relevant entries within the OHRM, including archival and bibliographic references and digital resources (such as multipage digitised documents, images, sound files, and movies). Digital resources can also be highlighted to form a ‘gallery’ related to an entry.

The OHRM can also output data in Encoded Archival Context for Corporate Bodies, Persons, and Families (EAC-CPF) XML format, which can enable the exchange of data with similar systems, such at the National Library of Australia’s Trove service.

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 Australia

Encyclopedia of Australian Science

The Australian Women’s Register