The idea of the project derived during our research on prosopographical knowledgebases. We set up together with historians of the University of Leipzig the [Catalogus Professorum Lipsiensis](http://catalogus-professorum.org/) project. This projects contains detailled informations about more then 2000 professors in the university history.
To enable collaborative research in the field of prosopographical research existing databases have to be interlinked. Within this project, the AKSW research group and the group of the professors cataloge is developing some services to support this idea.