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 11 Items

Provenienzforschung: Eine Handreichung für die Praxis (2024)

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Language(s): German

This guide is intended for those working in museums who wish to undertake an initial check for unlawful contexts in the provenance of objects in their collections. It will help them to plan and carry out their work, as well as providing an introduction to this area of research.

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Guide for digital collection management at art museums (2021)

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Language(s): German

An introduction to digitization for cultural heritage collections. It focuses on digital collection management and explains all the steps involved in the computer-assisted documentation of a collection and the subsequent networking of the data in comprehensive portals.

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Guide to the standardization of provenance information (2018)

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Language(s): German

Recommendations for standardized and systematized documentation of results in provenance research, compiled by the Provenance Research Working Group and receiving a great deal of attention.

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Provenance Research Guide (2019)

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Language(s): German

The guide focuses on the identification of cultural property that was seized as a result of persecution during the National Socialist regime. It provides practice-oriented information on the goals, scientific methods and issues of provenance research.

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FADGI – Technical Guidelines for Digitizing Cultural Heritage Materials (2022)

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Language(s): English

This document presents professional methods for creating the most faithful digital reproductions possible of physical two-dimensional collection items such as texts, plans, maps, graphics, or photographs.Iit also focuses on documenting image-related information in metadata.

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FADGI – Guidelines for Embedding Metadata in Broadcast WAVE Files (2021)

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Language(s): English

This document describes a common standard for descriptive metadata for embedding in broadcast WAVE files, one of the most commonly used container formats for storing audio files. It is accompanied by the BWF MetaEdit tool, which can be used to integrate the metadata.

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Documenting 3 Items

Data Curation Profile

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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.

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Data Curation Profiles Toolkit – User Guide

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Language(s): English

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.

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Data Documentation

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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.

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Overarching topics 3 Items

Shaping inventory-based research

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Language(s): German

In its discussion impulse on the scientific, scholarly and cultural use of collections, the Council for Information Infrastructures (RfII) addressed the (future) role of collecting institutions in the digital transformation of science with regard to the framework conditions.

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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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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 14 Items

What are Authority Data?

NFDI4Culture Video Guideline
Author(s): Melanie Gruß, Desiree Mayer
Contributor(s): Eva Bodenschatz
Version: 1.0.0

The tutorial basically explains what authority data are and how they can be used in relation to research data. In addition, the video describes the role of authority data for different entities and from different providers and explains their potential for the Semantic Web.

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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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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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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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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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Rights & Ethics 1 Items

The Legal Primer for Digitisation Projects in Cultural Heritage Institutions

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Language(s): German

For all those who work digitally with cultural heritage and who would like to make an initial assessment of the legal issues. The 2021 amendment to German copyright law is reflected, which includes new legal permissions, particularly for the online presentation of historical…

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Data sharing & publishing 1 Items

Checklist for appropriate handling of research data

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Language(s): English

This DFG questionnaire helps researchers to plan and describe the handling of research data in their project beyond the context of an application.

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