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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Guideline for the sustainable development and use of research software

NFDI4Culture Guideline
Author(s): Daniel Jettka, Ulrike Henny-Krahmer
Version: 1.0.1

How can software be developed, offered and used in such a way that it itself and the research results produced with it remain sustainably available in the sense of the FAIR criteria and can be re-used as far as possible?

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Wikidata

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Language(s): English

Wikidata is a rapidly growing database on all knowledge domains that has been in existence since 2012 and can be edited by anyone interested or supplemented by automated enrichment. Wikidata represents one of the most important data hubs of the Linked (Open) Data network.

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Virtual International Authority File (VIAF)

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Language(s): English

VIAF is an aggregated standards data service with holdings from 57 national libraries and similar providers (as of Aug. 2022). VIAF establishes concordances to an entity via the standards records available for it and offers a URI to this cluster.

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The challenge of data quality – recommendations for the future viability of research in the digital transformation (2019)

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Language(s): German English

The position paper of the Council for Information Infrastructures (RfII) deals with quality assurance and enhancement in the documentation of research data and is a comprehensive and motivating analysis on the topic of quality assurance in the science system.

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Research Funding – Online Manual

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Language(s): English

This page of the European Commission gives a very detailed overview of the possibilities and the related formalities to finance a project.

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Open Researcher and Contributor iD (ORCID)

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Language(s): German English

ORCID IDs are unique identification numbers for people in the scientific work process, which can be used to link them to their publications, research data and other research-related resources. The deposited data are not editorially checked.

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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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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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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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International Standard Identifier for Libraries and Related Organizations (ISIL)

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Language(s): German

ISIL records identifiers for libraries, archives, museums and related institutions within the globally applied ISIL identification system. The German ISIL agency is the Berlin State Library. The data are provided with addresses and georeferenced.

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Iconclass

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Language(s): English

Iconclass is a comprehensive classification system for the indexing of representational content in pictorial collections that is used in museums, libraries and research projects worldwide. It is particularly suitable for indexing Western art.

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How to be FAIR with your data (2021)

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Language(s): English

The teaching and training manual is intended to support higher education institutions in integrating FAIR-specific content into curricula. It offers a comprehensive presentation of all FDM and FAIR topics, arranged by competence profiles, and includes practical material.

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Hornbostel-Sachs System

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Language(s): German

The Hornbostel-Sachs system is a classification system for musical instruments. It has been the international standard since the 1970s. The system was updated and expanded in 2011 as part of the Musical Instrument Museums Online (MIMO) project.

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GO FAIR

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Language(s): English

GO FAIR is a bottom-up initiative aiming to implement the FAIR data principles and make data discoverable, accessible, interoperable and reusable (FAIR). It provides an implementation network active in the areas of GO CHANGE, GO TRAIN, GO BUILD.

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Getty Vocabularies: Union List of Artist Names (ULAN)

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Language(s): English

The Getty Research Institute offers several coordinated structured subject vocabularies for the arts and cultural studies. ULAN is a vocabulary of over 527,000 artists and arts-related individuals and entities (as of Nov. 2021).

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Getty Vocabularies: Thesaurus of Geographic Names (TGN)

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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).

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Getty Vocabularies: Art & Architecture Thesaurus (AAT)

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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). 

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GeoNames

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Language(s): English

Geonames is a database aggregated primarily from public data sources with over 12 million topographic entities worldwide, including increasingly fixed artefacts (buildings and monuments). It is one of the most important nodes in the Semantic Web for geographies.

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Gemeinsame Normdatei (GND)

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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.

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Formal Ontologies: A Complete Novice's Guide (2018)

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Language(s): English

The multi-part learning module of the PARTHENOS project (2016–19, G. Bruseker et al.) explains the purpose, basic principles and application contexts of ontologies in semantic information processing even for users without an information science background.

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FAIR-Aware: Assess Your Knowledge of FAIR (2021)

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Language(s): English

FAIR-Aware is an online tool that helps researchers and data managers assess how much they know about the requirements for the findability, accessibility, interoperability and reusability (FAIR) of datasets.

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FAIR Data Principles for Research Data (2017)

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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.

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FAIR Data Maturity Model (2020)

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Language(s): English German

To counteract ambiguities in the interpretation of FAIR principles, the Research Data Alliance has developed core assessment criteria for FAIRness of data and formulated a set of indicators, including a checklist, as a starting point for reviewing your own data.

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Erlangen CRM / OWL

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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…

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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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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 Life Cycle

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Language(s): German

The description of the data life cycle on forschungsdaten.info is very compact, but as an introduction it explains aptly what the data life cycle is all about.

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CIDOC Conceptual Reference Model – Primer (2014)

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Language(s): English

CIDOC Conceptual Reference Model is the reference ontology for cultural heritage information integration (ISO Standard 21127:2014). The primer is an introduction to the fundamentals and basic modelling of CRM and provides a guided introduction.

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

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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.

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