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

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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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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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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Organizing 2 Items

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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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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Overarching topics 4 Items

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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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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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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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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Planning 3 Items

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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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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Rights & Ethics 15 Items

Guidelines for Video Uploads on Video Platforms

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This decision tree provides an overview on the data protection aspects of uploading conference videos to popular video platforms as well as the processing of relevant data.

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The CARE Principles for Indigenous Data Governance

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Language(s): English

The CARE Principles were formulated to complement the FAIR Principles with an important research ethics aspect. The topic is explained in an introductory way and via the page one can obtain both a summary and a detailed presentation (each as a PDF).

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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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Data protection law – The "5 Safes"

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Language(s): English

The "5 Safes" is a concept in data protection developed in the United Kingdom to help in the development of an effective data protection concept.

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Data protection law – KonsortSWD Sample contract data use

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Language(s): German

The model contract serves as a basis for researchers to generate their own data use contracts or to identify needs and translate them into legal texts.

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Data Protection Law – EOSC Pillar: Legal Compliance Guidelines for Researchers

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Language(s): English

EOSC Pillar: Legal Compliance Guidelines for Researchers is a checklist for researchers to design research projects in compliance with data protection law. In addition to data protection law, the checklist also takes into account other legal issues of intellectual property law.

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Data sharing & publishing 12 Items

Basics of digital long-term preservation. A guide to digital long-term preservation from the perspective of the NFDI4Culture community

NFDI4Culture Guideline
Author(s): Alexandra Büttner, Jörg Heseler, Matthias Arnold
Version: 1.0.2

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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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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RADAR4Culture Quickstart Guide for Data Providers

NFDI4Culture Guideline
Author(s): Sandra Göller, Kerstin Soltau
Version: 1.0.0

The RADAR4Culture Quickstart Guide is published by RADAR / FIZ Karlsruhe – Leibniz Institute for Information Infrastructure, explains all the steps required to use this free publication service and provides information on additional functions and the available metadata fields.

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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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RADAR4Culture Quickstart Guide for Data Providers

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This handout guides you through the process of publishing your research data quickly and easily on RADAR4Culture: upload data packages, describe metadata, edit, validate and publish.

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Repositories for Research Data

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Language(s): German

The 2017 paper by Cordula Franzke ("Repositories for research data using the example of the Digital Humanities in national and international comparison") deals with the basic quality criteria for repositories.

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