The Erlangen CRM is used by various projects and initiatives:

British Museum

The British Museum uses the Erlangen CRM to provide access to the same collection records available through the Museum's web presented Collection Online in a computer readable format.


CLAROS is an international research collaboration, that enables simultaneous searching of major collections (mainly art of ancient Greece and Rome) in university research institutes and museums. The ECRM is used as a common ontology in the knowledge base and is extended with additional concepts and properties.


In the project Sharing Ancient Wisdoms (SAWS) the ECRM/EFRBRoo is used as the basis for an ontology on medieval manuscripts. The project focuses on 'gnomologia' manuscripts, which contain collections of wise sayings and moral advice, mostly written in Ancient Greek or Arabic, from the Middle Ages. RDF is used to model relations between/within manuscripts, to study the manuscripts' contents, seeing how different manuscripts relate to each other and to see the effects of transcribing or translating the manuscripts.


SYNAT is a Polish project that aims to create a universal and open platform for networking and communication of knowledge resources for science and education. The ECRM is used as the basic ontology for the underlying knowledge base, developed by the Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center, which contains huge amounts of data from libraries, archives and museums.


WissKI is a German project develops a software system that enables scientific projects especially in memory institutions (museums, archives, libraries) to collect, store, manage and communicate knowledge. The open source content management framework Drupal is extended with a semantic web backend, in which the ECRM is used as a top level ontology.


Are you also involved in a project that makes use of the Erlangen CRM? Don't hesitate to contact us!