Digitale Objekterfassung, Städtische Museen, Wetzlar, 2023

Digitale Objekterfassung, Städtische Museen, Wetzlar, 2023

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Minimum Record Recommendation supports better findability of information about objects in museums and collections
  
The first full version of the Minimum Record Recommendation for Museums and Collections is now available. The online resource provides a low-threshold approach for collections to apply relevant international standards for indexing and publishing of object information on the web. The recommendation aims to raise awareness of data quality in cultural heritage institutions and to embed the FAIR and CARE principles - which promote better reusability of object information on the web and an ethical approach to it - in the way collections work. Data from museums should be accessible beyond individual institutions, findable online by the widest possible audience and, where ethically and legally permissible, re-usable. This will make the work of museums more visible and, not least, benefit research.
 
The Minimum Record Recommendation is aimed at museum staff, but also at consultants and those in further education and training who are involved in communicating standards for the online publication of object information. It is also explicitly aimed at database software vendors. By incorporating the recommendation into their software products, they can ensure that the online publication of object data is technically supported in accordance with the  standards. 
 
The Minimum Record Recommendation can be applied in different scenarios. These include not only the publication of object information in the online presentations of individual institutions, but in particular the provision of data for cultural portals such as the German Digital Library and Europeana, or on data interfaces. In the future, the recommendation should also facilitate the integration of object information into the Culture Data Space and the Common European Data Space for Cultural Heritage.
 
The recommendation complies with the ICOM CIDOC standard LIDO. This allows collections to contextualise their objects in a structured way and to describe them reliably and interoperably using controlled vocabularies.
 
The Minimum Record Recommendation Working Group is an association of leading actors in the field of digitisation of cultural assets. It was initiated in 2022 by the museum and media library (photography, sound) departments of the German Digital Library (DDB), the Working Group on Digitisation of the Konferenz der Museumsberatungsstellen in den Ländern  (KMBL) and digiS Berlin. Participants from the following organisations and initiatives are also actively involved: Institut für Museumsforschung (SPK), Fachgruppe Dokumentation im Deutschen Museumsbund (DMB),Koordinierungsstelle für wissenschaftliche Universitätssammlungen in Deutschland, digiCULT-Verbund eG, museum-digital Deutschland e. V., NFDI4Culture, NFDI4Objects, NFDI4Memory, Museum für Naturkunde Berlin and Übersee-Museum Bremen.
 
The Minimum Record Recommendation for museums and collections (version 1.0) is available here: http://www.minimaldatensatz.de and https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.11209289.
 
The working group cordially invites you to the online presentation event of the Museumsverband Sachsen-Anhalt and the Institut für Museumsforschung on 10 June 2024, 4-6 pm. The event will be held in German. Find more information here: 
Launch of the minimum data set recommendation for museums and collections (version 1.0)
  
Contact: info@minimaldatensatz.de