The projects mentioned below present a selection of activities typical for the methodological and theoretical surplus value a Research Navigator is based on. Already existing projects – e.g. the municipal annual accounts and the investigations on social security in Switzerland – present the state of the art and the way, how in the History Department IT and research are intertwined.
While the Yokohama map shows the development of a rapid prototype used for the further development of future research collaborations, the Alpine Conservation movement is characteristic for supporting the data processing within a PhD project. Digibib serves as a research tool, while the Asia Directory presents a prototype in the way, how sources gain new accessibility through digital data preparation. In addition, this project discusses the uses of different methodologies across disciplinary borders, and their use for enhancing the profile of global history.