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 3 Items

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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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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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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Overarching topics 1 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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Planning 8 Items

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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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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