Culture Knowledge Base

The NFDI4Culture Knowledge Base contains guidelines, reports, and specifications by the task areas of the consortium covering all aspects of research data management in the domain of material and immaterial cultural heritage. Additionally, we provide you with curated link recommendations to high quality open educational resources.

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Digitizing, Inventorizing, Enriching 4 Items

3D Formats for Classical Studies

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Language(s): German

The IANUS Research Data Center for Archaeology and Classical Studies, coordinated by the German Archaeological Institute, has compiled IT recommendations for the sustainable handling of digital data, including recommended formats for 3D data.

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DFG Practical Guidelines on Digitisation (2022)

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Language(s): English German

The DFG Practical Guidelines formulate standards and provide guidance on organisational, methodological and technical issues in the context of object digitisation and indexing. This document is an updated version of the Practical Guidelines published by the DFG in 2016.

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Pure 3D Technical Report

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Language(s): English

This technical report of the Dutch Pure3D project of 2021 provides a comparably up-to-date state of the art compilation of available scientific 3D web infrastructures. The survey is complemented by user requirements, guidelines and recommendations.

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Report and Recommendations of the Task Force 3D Content in Europeana.eu

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Language(s): English

The document contains both the 2019 survey of 3D content in Europeana as well as a set of recommendations. Although the survey was limited to the content available in Europeana at that time, the results and recommendations can be generalized in principle.

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Organizing 2 Items

Data Life Cycle

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Language(s): German

The article provides an overview of the data lifecycle and its individual stages.

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Research data policies for research projects: a structured guide

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Language(s): German

A research data policy for research projects creates transparency in the handling of research data and requires planning, documentation and description. The contents of the guide will be transferred to an online generator as the project progresses.

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Overarching topics 4 Items

DFG-Code of Conduct "Guidelines for Safeguarding Good Research Practice" (2019)

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Language(s): German

The DFG Code of Conduct represents the consensus of the DFG's member organizations on the fundamental principles and standards of good practice, underscoring the importance of integrity in everyday research.

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Guideline for a FAIR Cultural Studies Research Data Management

NFDI4Culture Guideline
Author(s): Angela Kailus
Version: 1.0.1

In order to be optimally re-usable, research data should be processed according to the FAIR principles. This guideline explains what these principles mean and how they can be implemented in cultural studies and heritage collections.

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Research Data in Cultural Studies – an introduction

NFDI4Culture Guideline
Author(s): Martin Albrecht-Hohmaier, Katharina Bergmann, Christoph Eggersglüß, Andrea Polywka, Alexander Stark
Version: 1.0.1

A basic introduction to research data management in the arts, cultural studies and humanities, with explanations for the most important concepts, standards and tools.

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What is NFDI4Culture?

NFDI4Culture Video Guideline
Author(s): Sarah Pittroff
Version: 1.0.0

What is NFDI4Culture? The animated film answers questions about the activities of the consortium and about new solutions in research data management – what they are needed for and who they are good for.

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Planning 3 Items

Data Management Plan

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Language(s): German

The article offers a good first introduction to the topic of DMP and contains numerous useful, further links for the user (including the specifications of the funding institutions, DMP tools, etc.).

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Data Sharing and Management Snafu in 3 Short Acts (2012)

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Language(s): English

This little data management horror story illustrates fundamental problems in the subsequent use of data that arise due to poor standardisation, documentation and archiving, suitable for initial sensitisation to the topic of research data management.

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LIDO Training

NFDI4Culture Guideline
Author(s): Barbara Fichtl
Version: 1.0.1

LIDO (Lightweight Information Describing Objects) is a metadata schema for the presentation and publication of data on cultural heritage objects. This training provides the basics for understanding and using LIDO.

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Rights & Ethics 15 Items

Audiovisual Materials in Research and Teaching – an Overview of Copyright Aspects

NFDI4Culture Guideline
Author(s): Fabian Rack
Version: 1.0.2

The legal opinion (new edition of the 2015 version) explains how audiovisual materials may be used in research and teaching. It explains in which cases researchers must obtain permission and in which use is permitted by law.

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Copyright for Music

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Language(s): German

A useful compilation on copyright for music from sheet music to concert recordings. Spotlights are thrown on music on the internet, the reproduction of music and various scientific use cases  – with details on the use of sheet music.

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Copyright – Creative Commons FAQs

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Language(s): German

The Creative Commons offer a licensing toolkit that has been widely used in the cultural sector. The carefully compiled FAQ on this package covers not only the basics and basic questions, but also many specific topics.

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Copyright – Guide to image rights in art historical practice

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Language(s): German

The Association of German Art Historians has posted a guide to image rights in art historical practice that explains various usage scenarios and the related legal situation. It has been published in an updated edition in 2022, which brings the guide up to date after the copyright…

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Copyright – iRights

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Language(s): German

iRights is an information platform and online magazine on law in the cultural sector, with a focus on copyright, data protection and Open Educational Resources (OER). Cultural heritage institutions are a special target group. iRights e. V. is the sponsor.

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Copyright – Rights Statements

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Language(s): German

If protected material is to be put online, there are modules on the Rights Statements page for corresponding information. This expresses, for example, that licences have been obtained, but that subsequent use is not possible without further ado.

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Data sharing & publishing 12 Items

Basics of digital preservation. A guideline to digital preservation from the perspective of the NFDI4Culture community.

NFDI4Culture Guideline
Author(s): Jörg Heseler, Alexandra Büttner, Matthias Arnold
Version: 1.0.3

The guideline conveys the basics of digital preservation, introduces digital archives in NFDI4Culture, explains the path of research data into the digital archive, explains the OAIS model and introduces preservation strategies. The focus is on cultural assets.

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Checklist for appropriate handling of research data

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Language(s): English

This DFG questionnaire helps researchers to plan and describe the handling of research data in their project beyond the context of an application.

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Culture Graph Interchange Format

NFDI4Culture Guideline
Author(s): Oleksandra Bruns, Etienne Posthumus, Harald Sack, Linnaea Söhn, Torsten Schrade, Jonatan Jalle Steller et al.
Version: 1.2.1

The Culture Graph Interchange Format is a lightweight data exchange format based on schema.org. It serves to integrate datasets from the domains of NFDI4Culture into the Culture Knowledge Graph and can enhance their discoverability on the World Wide Web.

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Digital Publications in the Cultural Sector: Examples and Characteristics - Survey Results From the NFDI4Culture Community

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The publication summarizes results from the survey on Enhanced Publications. It presents representative examples and underlines that there are a variety of publication contexts that go beyond standard research publications or digital collections.

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From project proposal to data publication

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This task sheet for beginners contains eight key tasks on research data management, from data capture to publication: Data Management Plan, Data Structuring and Naming, Data Selection, File Formats, Metadata/README File, Legal Aspects, License Selection, Repository Selection.

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RADAR – Guideline on Personal Data

NFDI4Culture Guideline
Author(s): Kerstin Soltau
Version: 1.0.1

This guideline is intended to help you understand what information falls under the term “personenbezogene Daten” and which of these can be published on RADAR4Culture.

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