NFDI4Culture initiative with SUCHO.org Help for Ukraine
NFDI4Culture is partnering with the SUCHO initiative to offer support to Ukrainian cultural heritage institutions in digitally preserving material heritage on the ground. The special focus of this new partnership is supplying digitization equipment, e.g. 3D and 2D scanners, computers and cameras, directly to the institutions that need it in order to preserve cultural heritage in danger of physical destruction in result of the constant destructive attacks of Russian military forces on Ukrainian territory.
What this helpdesk offers
This service is aimed at European and Ukrainian Cultural Heritage institutions. European institutions may offer equipment, knowledge or funds that can be used towards digitization efforts on the ground in Ukraine. Ukrainian institutions can reach out with specific requests regarding digitization equipment, help in identifying the necessary technology, and help with training and carrying out digitization activities.
How to provide support:
If you are an institution with capacity to donate equipment, knowledge or funds, you can use the Helpdesk form below. Please indicate Support offer in the general request line.
How to indicate need of support:
If you are an institution that requires equipment, knowledge or funds you can also use the Helpdesk form below. Please indicate Support request in the general request line. For all other questions or if you need to send attached documents, please email us directly at: equipment(at)sucho(dot)org
Our team coordinator Dr Maryna Nazarovetz (TIB Hannover) will then match institutional donations of equipment with the appropriate requesting institutions and assist in the logistical process of shipping equipment to Ukraine.
Culture Helpdesk for Ukraine
Who we are
The efforts are coordinated by NFDI4Culture Task Area 1: Data capture and enrichment with special support by Dr Maryna Nazarovetz, visiting researcher at TIB from the Maksymovych Scientific Library, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv. On the side of SUCHO we are working with the representatives from the Swedish National Library, the Society of Archives and Records Management in Sweden and the Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities to expand our support efforts beyond Germany’s border as well.
Saving Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Online (SUCHO) is a network of more than 1.300 cultural heritage professionals who are voluntarily joining forces to identify and archive at-risk sites, digital content, and data in Ukrainian cultural heritage institutions while the country is under attack. For more information visit SUCHO.org.