DISMARC offers a solution to a problem inherited from an earlier, analogue age. Thematic searching in Europe’s catalogues needs separate ‘visits’ to each archive. Archives have created data cataloguing systems which are not interoperable, broadcasters have never addressed the issue. DISMARC collects metadata from participating archives, maps it to a DISMARC, Europeana-compliant protocol, and stores it securely. By browsing DISMARC, users are able to search all participating archives and collections simultaneously.
DISMARC users are archives, broadcasters, content aggregators,
download platforms, educational publishers, general public, media,
performing artists, record companies, researchers, students, schoolchildren...