The service provides research environments to aid research in the humanities work across different institutions. Its infrastructure helps libraries and technology platforms to interact with humanities scholars and support their work across boundaries created by individual institutional systems. It seeks to enable applications for building content collections across multiple hosting environments, then curating and updating collection records.
API methods support search against a distributed collection with controls for filtering and configuring result sets. Methods also allow morphological and syntactical analysis of text assets to define elements contained and represent their structure in the complete text. The API allows scholars to develop personal profiles to encourage interaction with others who share their interests, with notifications of events and assets useful to them.