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 2 Items

Cataloging Cultural Objects (CCO)

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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.

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Categories for the Description of Works of Art (CDWA)

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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.

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Overarching topics 1 Items

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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Rights & Ethics 3 Items

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 – 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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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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