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Zazuko Travertin

Archival institutions publishing tool

Zazuko Travertin is a software that helps archival institutions to publish their archival finding aids on the web. It is built on the Linked Data technology stack and enables whole new possibilities in interacting with archival catalogues.

Travertin is Open Source Software, Zazuko provides commercial support on request.


  • Innovative, HTML5 search interface
  • Powerful default configuration, highly customizable
  • Supports any nested structure (Archive tectonics)
  • Intuitive use of filters
  • Supports search in multiple languages
  • Histogram & intuitive date-based filtering

screenshot of travertin

Data Publication & Concept Models

Travertin is built on the Semantic Web and Linked Data technology stack, an open standard by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).

Data maintained in archival information systems (AIS) can be converted to Linked Data by using Zazuko data conversion pipelines. We currently support EAD XML and proprietary CSV based exports, other formats can be integrated upon request.

Travertin supports multiple schemas, the default one is based on LOCAH EAD, models like CIDOC CRM, PREMIS Owl Ontology, the upcoming Records in Contexts or a mix of them can be integrated according to customer requirements.

Entity Extraction and Entity Linking

By using external reference data sets, finding the right record can be greatly improved. Zazuko can provide support in interlinking finding aids to well-known public reference data sets like VIAF, Wikidata, GND or others.

By converting your own curated data sets to Linked Data, other institutions can benefit from your work and link to them as well. This increases visibility of your data and generates more access to it.

Enterprise Deployment

Travertin can be run in the cloud, on hardware in your institution or a mix of it. We offer support for any of these models, please contact us for details and pricing.

Support & License

Travertin is licensed under MIT License and available free of charge on GitHub. Commercial support is available upon request. Contact us for more information.