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 18 Items

3D Digitization of Cultural Heritage of the European Commission

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Language(s): English

This 2020 European Commission report identifies ten basic questions and principles that researchers should ask themselves before deciding to go 3D digitizing.

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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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A Research Agenda for Historical and Multilingual Optical Character Recognition

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Language(s): English

The 2018 publication contains inspiration for advancing the field of OCR for scientific research, handling historical texts as well as manuscripts, and key recommendations on OCR.

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DFG Practical Guidelines on Digitisation (2016)

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Language(s): German English

The DFG Code of Practice offers recommendations for good practice in the preparation and implementation of digitization projects. By formulating standards, they aim to contribute to the sustainability and future viability of digitization projects.

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FADGI – Creating and Archiving Born Digital Video (2014)

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Language(s): English

These decision-making aids and methodological notes on the production and archiving of born-digital videos focus above all on the sustainability and interoperability of the solutions. Several case studies illustrate the implementation of the recommendations.

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FADGI – Digitizing Motion Picture Film (2016)

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Language(s): English

This is an initial guide for institutions wanting to digitize their film resources. It compares a range of film "inputs" and digital "outputs" in the conversion of picture and sound information, and concludes with a sample service description for film-to-video conversion.

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Planning 3 Items

LIDO Manual for the Acquisition and Publication of Metadata on Cultural Objects: Painting and Sculpture (2022)

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Language(s): German

The LIDO Handbook is dedicated to objects of the genres painting and sculpture and is an application profile of the internationally established metadata standard LIDO, which serves as a guide for structuring information in local collection management systems.

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LIDO manual for the collection and publication of metadata on cultural objects: Graphics (2019)

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Language(s): German

The handbook provides graphic collections with guidance for the acquisition of data and its integration into cross-collection contexts. It looks at the perspective of scientific description of the goods and that of the informational organisation of the data.

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Lightweight Information Describing Objects (LIDO)

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Language(s): English

LIDO is an XML schema for providing metadata on objects of material culture for various post-use contexts, from online publication to output via interfaces. It supports the full range of descriptive information on cultural property.

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Rights & Ethics 3 Items

Dealing with collection items from colonial contexts (2021)

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Language(s): German

The guideline of the German Museums Association on dealing with collections from colonial contexts provides information and working aids for collections in researching, documenting and presenting objects and in cooperating with societies of origin.

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Handling of human remains in museums and collections (2021)

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Language(s): German

This 2021 guide from the German Museums Association provides important guidance for collections dealing with issues related to the management, presentation, and restitution of human remains.

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Human remains in the repository. Recommendations for care and use (2021)

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Language(s): German

These recommendations for daily collection work in the areas of care, indexing and research, as well as use for teaching and exhibitions, are aimed primarily at those who have not previously worked with human remains, or have done so only rarely.

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