Building a cyber-museum of early instruments and procedures with the 1903 Eduard Zimmermann Catalog as an example

  • Edward J. HauptEmail author
Design And Use Of On-line Resources


The rationale and methodology for the construction of a Web site using images from a 1903 German (Leipzig) equipment manufacturer, Eduard Zimmermann, are presented. Many of the illustrations cite Wundt’s work. Topics in the construction of such a site are integrated through the proposal for a database standard for sites displaying older equipment. Methods for the efficient construction of such a site, including translation problems and a database catalog for images and captions to permit easier creation of HTML files, are included. Present and future uses of the site, including evaluation of the historical importance of the catalog and relation to other sites concerned with the history of experimentation, are presented.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PsychologyMontclair State UniversityUpper Montclair

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