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.
Digitizing, Inventorizing, Enriching 3 Items
Guide for digital collection management at art museums (2021)
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.
Spectrum – the UK Collection Management Standard
Language(s): English German
The Spectrum documentation standard of the British Collections Trust has set guidelines for the comprehensive documentation of museum objects and all related work processes that are considered exemplary and are applied worldwide.
Spectrum – Digital Asset Management (2013)
This document proposes a methodology for integrating the management of digital collections into the existing curatorial and administrative functions of the institution. It is intended as a companion document to the UK Collections Trust's Spectrum documentation standard.
Documenting 1 Items
Data Curation Profiles Toolkit – User Guide
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.
Overarching topics 2 Items
Research Data in Cultural Studies – an introduction
A basic introduction to research data management in the arts, cultural studies and humanities, with explanations for the most important concepts, standards and tools.
Guideline for a FAIR Cultural Studies Research Data Management
Author(s): Angela Kailus
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.
Planning 4 Items
Lightweight Information Describing Objects (LIDO)
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.
LIDO manual for the collection and publication of metadata on cultural objects: Graphics (2019)
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.
LIDO Manual for the Acquisition and Publication of Metadata on Cultural Objects: Painting and Sculpture (2022)
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.
Guideline for the sustainable development and use of research software
How can software be developed, offered and used in such a way that it itself and the research results produced with it remain sustainably available in the sense of the FAIR criteria and can be re-used as far as possible?
Data sharing & publishing 1 Items
RADAR4Culture Quickstart Guide for Data Providers
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.