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 8 Items

Ground Truth Guidelines für OCR-D (Optical Character Recognition Development)

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Language(s): English German

The Ground Truth Guidelines have grown out of the DFG-funded initiative for Optical Character Recognition Development. They address the creation of ground truth, i. e. reference data for the development and evaluation of OCR systems.

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Metamorfoze Preservation Imaging Guidelines (2012)

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Language(s): English

Specifications for the digitization of two-dimensional materials such as manuscripts, books, newspapers, and magazines, but also photographs, paintings, and graphic sheets. They are technically oriented and refer exclusively to the image quality and metadata of the primary file.

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Newspaper Digitization Master Plan - Recommendations for the Digitization of Historical Newspapers in Germany

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Language(s): German

The "Masterplan Zeitungsdigitalisierung" summarizes the experiences and results of the DFG project "Digitalisierung historischer Zeitungen" and includes a summary of the most important recommendations.

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OCR – Best-practice-guide

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Language(s): English

The European Impact Centre of Competence in Digitisation has published this best practice guide to OCR. The guide provides an introduction to OCR and is more technical in nature, a bit older, but thorough.

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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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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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Planning 1 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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Data sharing & publishing 1 Items

Repositories - differentiated search for repositories

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Language(s): English

re3data is a service for searching research data repositories worldwide. It is possible to search specifically by content categorization (e.g. subject areas).

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