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.

Type:
Unset
Popular keywords:
Unset

Digitizing, Inventorizing, Enriching 14 Items

3D Formats for Classical Studies

Link Recommendation
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.

Read (de)

Cataloging Cultural Objects (CCO)

Link Recommendation
Language(s): English

CCO is a handbook of guidelines for documenting cultural heritage objects and the visual resources they represent. The focus is on art and architecture, but many other types of culturally relevant objects are also considered.

Read (en)

Categories for the Description of Works of Art (CDWA)

Link Recommendation
Language(s): English

CDWA provides easy-to-understand and clear guidelines for structuring information when cataloging art and other cultural heritage objects in collections. It is supplemented by many examples.

Read (en)

DFG Practical Guidelines on Digitisation (2016)

Link Recommendation
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.

Read (de) Read (en)

DFG Practical Guidelines on Digitisation (2022)

Link Recommendation
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.

Read (en) Read (de)

FADGI – Creating and Archiving Born Digital Video (2014)

Link Recommendation
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.

Read (en)

Show all 14 results

Documenting 3 Items

Data Curation Profile

Link Recommendation
Language(s): German

The publication by Jake Carlson provides instructions on how to use the so-called "toolkit" for documenting research data, as well as templates and examples compiled for free use by Purdue University in the US.

Read (de)

Data Documentation

Link Recommendation
Language(s): German

The site provides detailed information on why, how and which research data should be documented in accordance with the FAIR criteria, with regard to formats, vocabularies, languages, protocols, repositories, persistent identifications.

Read (de)

Metadata in Daily Research

Link Recommendation
Language(s): German

The site explains the benefits of documenting metadata early in the research process, provides a good overview of the steps involved, and references best practices from everyday research.

Read (de)

Organizing 2 Items

Data Life Cycle

Link Recommendation
Language(s): German

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

Read (de)

Introduction to data formats

Link Recommendation
Language(s): German

This resource provides an introduction such as an overview of long-term and sustainable data formats and covers file formats, conversion, compatibility, long-term stability, metadata, and machine readability.

Read (de)

Planning 18 Items

Catalog of Quality Problems in Data, Data Models and Data Transformations (2020)

Link Recommendation
Language(s): English

The publication identifies concrete data problems in research data on tangible cultural assets. Each problem is described by a structured profile that includes aspects such as the quality dimensions involved, examples, causes and ideas for improvement.

Read (en)

Erlangen CRM / OWL

Link Recommendation
Language(s): English

As an application ontology, the Erlangen CRM / OWL is an interpretation of the CIDOC Conceptual Reference Model. 
It is the authoritative application ontology of CRM in the German-speaking world and important, e. g., for data stewards carry out implementations on the basis of…

Read (en)

FAIR Data Principles for Research Data (2017)

Link Recommendation
Language(s): English German

The page explains the FAIR principles quickly and clearly. On the one hand, it describes the tasks involved in creating FAIR research data, and on the other hand, it presents the requirements for repositories to offer FAIR data.

Read (en) Read (de)

Gemeinsame Normdatei (GND)

Link Recommendation
Language(s): German

The Gemeinsame Normdatei (GND) offers the largest openly licensed pool of German-language authority data on individual terms, such as persons, corporate bodies, events, geographies and artistic works, but also on general terms in the form of subject headings.

Read (de)

Getty Vocabularies: Art & Architecture Thesaurus (AAT)

Link Recommendation
Language(s): English

Das Getty Research Institute bietet mehrere aufeinander abgestimmte strukturierte Fachvokabulare für die Kunst- und Kulturwissenschaften. Der AAT ist ein mehrsprachiger, hierarchisch strukturierter Thesaurus mit über 72.000 Allgemeinbegriffen (Nov. 2021). 

Read (en)

Getty Vocabularies: Thesaurus of Geographic Names (TGN)

Link Recommendation
Language(s): English

The Getty Research Institute offers several coordinated structured subject vocabularies for the arts and cultural studies. The TGN lists georeferenced entries for 2.5 million geographies worldwide with a focus on historical places (as of Nov. 2021).

Read (en)

Show all 18 results

Data sharing & publishing 2 Items

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.

Read

From project proposal to data publication

Link Recommendation
Language(s):

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.

Read

Overarching topics 2 Items

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.

Read

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.

Read