(Aktuelle Stellungnahme zur Versorgung mit wissenschaftlicher Literatur und digitalen Fachinformationen im Fach Kunstgeschichte)
NFDI4Culture differentiates between digital representations (reproductions) of cultural assets including their metadata and procedural research data resulting from research processes:
Digital representations are traceable and are made available to research via federated evidence and search systems. Well-matched digitisation standards geared to the needs of the researchers will lead in future to an improved interoperability and reusability of digital cultural assets.2. Data Standards and Data Quality:
Providers and researchers will collaborate to achieve an agreement on open data standards, persistent identifiers, version and provenance management, interfaces, software and its documentation. This will improve the findability of the objects but also the accessibility, interoperability and reusability for research over the research data’s entire life cycle.3. Tools and Data Services:
An agreement on standardised protocols for the exchange of research data increases the interoperability of the consortium’s offerings on the data service level. Software is described with standardised metadata, versions and derivates of the software are clearly identified using PIDs and are made permanently available together with their documentation. This increases the sustainability of software technology and at the same time the reusability of the tools.4. Provision and Publication:
Existing offerings for professionally supported, sustainable and uncomplicated research data publications will be greatly enlarged. This increases the accessibility but also the reusability of research results in the field of material and immaterial cultural assets.5. Rights and Data Ethics:
The accessibility and reusability of research data and software is safeguarded within the framework of the consortium by using open licences whenever possible and by clearly stating the holder of rights. At the same time, the consortium provides authentication and access solutions which facilitate digital research while guaranteeing legal certainty.6. Expertise and Consultation:
NFDI4Culture develops consultation and qualification services which convey to the specialist communities knowledge of the FAIR principles and the options for their practical implementation. A helpdesk offers users specific solutions to and assistance with problems and issues in all four FAIR areas.
How can cooperation be improved between institutions so that scientific needs are transparently taken into consideration when cultural assets are digitised? How can the interoperability, reusability and sustainability of digitally reproduced cultural assets be guaranteed?2. Question of Standards and Processes:
Which data standards, data management, quality assurance and data curation processes are suitable for research data on material and immaterial cultural assets? How can research lead to the further development3. Question of Tools and Services:
Which software tools and data services exist in line with the data life cycle for working with research data on material and immaterial cultural assets? Which tools and services still need to be developed and enhanced? How can an institutional and technical sustainability of tools and services be guaranteed?4. Question of Availability and Publication:
Which solutions exist for the availability and publication of digital reproductions and procedural research data in line with FAIR principles? How can these solutions be further developed between the participating institutions so that they are available long-term to all users of NFDI4Culture?5. Question of Rights and Data Ethics:
Which solutions exist to deal with a legal situation which is often complex (e.g. due to copyright, related rights, rights of use, exploitation rights, domiciliary rights, personal rights, protection of cultural assets, etc.) in relation to research data on material and immaterial cultural assets? Which ethical questions need to be taken into consideration? Which technical options are required to deal with the legal situation and how can they be implemented?6. Question of Expertise and Consultation:
How can concepts for needs-based training, further education, teaching and learning as well as services for consultation and support be developed on the basis of the expertise represented within the consortium?