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

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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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 1 Items

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 3 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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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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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

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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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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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 16 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 5 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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From project proposal to data publication

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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.

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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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