Address: Lithuanian National Museum of Art, 4 Didžioji st, LT-01128, Vilnius, Lithuania Tel. (+370 ~ 5) 261 9670 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
On 30th June 2009, Lithuanian Art Museum (LAM) (Lithuanian National Museum of Art now) founded a new department – the Lithuanian Museums’ Centre for Information, Digitisation and LIMIS (hereafter LM CIDLIMIS). Generally speaking, its mission is to organise and coordinate the digitisation of museums’ valuables, to present Lithuania’s national holdings on the international portals and thus to enrich European digital collections. Furthermore, it is responsible for the development of the prospective Lithuanian Integral Museum Information System (LIMIS) which is going to be administered according to homogeneous standards and encompass a number of collection databases of Lithuanian museums.
LIMIS portal (www.limis.lt) is a public data catalogue that uses and makes it public the data stored at the LIMIS central database; it provides information about cultural heritage valuables that are being preserved at Lithuanian museums and managed with the help automated stocktaking system. The information on the portal is accessible through various channels and means, which makes it possible to connect to the common LIMIS portal as well as each museum’s electronic catalogue. The portal provides external LIMIS users with the following services: search and presentation of data, surfing inner pages, etc.
The main function of the portal is to share digital images of museum exhibits, their audio and video files, as well as files on meta-data. Managing Lithuanian museums’ data held on LIMIS-C database, the portal provides public access to them through an electronic catalogue both integrally on the common domain, and on each museum’s sub-domain. The information on the electronic catalogue is provided on three levels, i.e. for external users, registered users, and institutions; it consists of different content: