Repositories are storage locations for digital research results and research data. This selection provides an overview of subject-specific and generic repositories for the 4Culture community which offer sustainable publication and archiving solutions for humanities and cultural research data in different media formats. (Information as of May 2022)

The following selection primarily includes services of the NFDI4Culture applicant institutions. If you offer a research data repository for the Culture Communities or if you miss a service on this list, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Universitätsbibliothek Heidelberg, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg

ART-Dok

Architecture Art History

ART-Dok is the open access repository of arthistoricum.net. Scholars have the opportunity to publish online publications (monographs, articles, lectures, preprints, etc.) free of charge and open access. It is further possible and desirable to deposit an electronic copy of works that have already appeared in print (i.e. self-archiving).

Contact: Dr. Maria Effinger

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Universitätsbibliothek Heidelberg, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg

arthistoricum.net – ART-Books

Architecture Art History

ART-Books is the free, open access publication platform of arthistoricum.net for scholarly e-books in the fields of art history, photography and design. Both first publications and copies of already published works (i.e. self-archiving) can be published, including the option to make print editions available as print-on-demand. Publishing is free of charge while fees apply for digital preservation.

Contact: Dr. Maria Effinger

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Universitätsbibliothek Heidelberg, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg

arthistoricum.net – eJournals

Architecture Art History

arthistoricum.net - eJournals offers a technical infrastructure for the publication of open access journals for art scholars around the world. The service also includes the transformation of print journals into e-journals. Publishing is free of charge.

Contact: Dr. Maria Effinger

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Universitätsbibliothek Heidelberg, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg

arthistoricum.net@heiDATA

Architecture Art History Media Studies

arthistoricum[at]heiDATA is the research data repository of arthistoricum.net. In addition to the e-publishing services for articles, books and journals, arthistoricum.net offers the possibility to permanently archive corresponding research data and connect them to the publication. All research data receive a designated DOI and are thus accessible and retrievable as independent scholarly achievements. Fees apply for larger data volumes.

Contact: Alexandra Büttner, M.A.

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Deutsches Dokumentationszentrum für Kunstgeschichte – Bildarchiv Foto Marburg, Philipps-Universität Marburg

Bildindex der Kunst und Architektur

Architecture Art History

Bildindex is a collaborative database in which around 80 cultural and scientific institutions - museums, heritage conservation offices, libraries, university and research institutes - jointly publish their image and data holdings on art and architecture. Accessing the contents of the portal and participating as a data-supplying institution is free of charge.

Contact: Dr. Christian Bracht

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Niedersächsische Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Göttingen, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen

DARIAH-DE Repository

Architecture Art History Dance Studies Digital Humanities Media Studies Musicology Theatre Studies

The DARIAH-DE repository is a digital archive for the long-term preservation of research data in the humanities and cultural studies that aggregates various services and applications. The repository enables research data to be stored sustainably and securely, to be tagged with metadata and PID/DOI, and to be curated and retrieved via its own publishing tool. The service is free for data providers.

Contact: Regine Stein

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Sächsische Landesbibliothek – Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Dresden

Deutsche Fotothek

Architecture Art History Theatre Studies

Deutsche Fotothek is an archive for works by well-known German photographers or by photographers working in Germany. The photographs belong to the holdings of SLUB Dresden or originate from collections of cooperating partners. The platform offers the possibility to research photographs, paintings, graphics as well as collections of maps and architectural drawings. Publishing is free of charge while fees apply for digital preservation.

Contact: Dr. Jens Bove

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Universitätsbibliothek Heidelberg, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg

heidICON - Heidelberger Objekt- und Multimediadatenbank

Architecture Art History Media Studies

heidICON is a digital, interdisciplinary image and multimedia repository provided by arthistoricum.net. The service can be used by art scholars around the world within the context of project cooperations or in connection with an open access publication on one of the corresponding platforms of arthistoricum.net. heidICON further serves as an aggregator database which links to reference tools such as prometheus, Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek (DDB) or Europeana.

Contact: Dr. Maria Effinger

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Universität zu Köln

Kompakkt

Architecture Art History Dance Studies Digital Humanities Media Studies Musicology Theatre Studies

Kompakkt provides the possibility to make images, videos, audio files and especially 3D models available, add annotations and to access them collaboratively in groups and collections. These media files can further be implemented in external websites. The service is free of charge.

Contact: Jan Wieners

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Philipps-Universität Marburg

media/rep/

Media Studies

media/rep/ is an open access repository primarily for the free publication of copies of works that have already been published and for the retrieval of full texts in cultural media studies.

Contact: Dr. Kai Matuszkiewicz

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Sächsische Landesbibliothek – Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Dresden

musiconn.performance

Musicology Theatre Studies

musiconn.performance is a database for the purpose of researching musical performance events of all eras. External projects engaging in the recording of corresponding holdings are able to use the infrastructure for their work. The data are available and retrievable on a permanent basis. The service is free for data providers.

Contact: Dr. Sabine Koch

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Sächsische Landesbibliothek – Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Dresden

musiconn.publish

Musicology

musiconn.publish is a repository for the open access publication of musicological literature. The service includes first publications as well as copies of works that have already been published (i.e. self-archiving). For journals, long-term availability is guaranteed for at least 10 years. The service is free of charge.

Contact: Dr. Sabine Koch

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Universität zu Köln

prometheus

Architecture Art History Media Studies

prometheus is a decentralised digital image archive for teaching and research that serves as a search and working platform for all image-based subjects. prometheus connects over 100 national and international databases of institutes, research institutions and museums and makes them searchable via one user interface. prometheus further provides persistent URLs for all images.

Contact: Dr. Lisa Dieckmann

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FIZ Karlsruhe – Leibniz-Institut für Informationsinfrastruktur

RADAR4Culture

Architecture Art History Dance Studies Digital Humanities Media Studies Musicology Theatre Studies

RADAR4Culture is an easy-to-use, generic publication option for research data (including a retention period of at least 25 years). The service is based on the RADAR cloud service, established and provided by FIZ Karlsruhe - Leibniz Institute for Information Infrastructure. It is aimed at scholars and research projects that are not currently served by any of the existing, primarily discipline-specific repository solutions in the cultural sector.

Contact: Kerstin Soltau

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Sächsische Landesbibliothek – Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Dresden

SLUBArchiv.digital

Architecture Art History Dance Studies Digital Humanities Media Studies Musicology Theatre Studies

SLUBArchiv.digital is the digital preservation archive of SLUB Dresden which offers archiving of all data formats considered to be suitable for long-term preservation. The archived research data itself are not publicly accessible since the archive serves as a so-called "dark archive". The service is fee-based.

Contact: Dr. Gerald Hübsch

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Technische Informationsbibliothek

TIB AV-Portal

Architecture Art History Dance Studies Digital Humanities Media Studies Musicology Theatre Studies

The TIB AV-Portal is a portal for scientific videos focusing on technology as well as architecture, chemistry, computer science, mathematics and physics. The videos include computer visualisations, learning materials, simulations, experiments, interviews, video abstracts, recordings of lectures and conferences as well as (freely accessible) audiovisual learning and teaching materials. On the basis of free licensing (Creative Commons), many videos are reusable.

Contact: Sven Strobel

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Technische Informationsbibliothek

TIB Digitale Langzeitarchivierung

Architecture Art History Dance Studies Digital Humanities Media Studies Musicology Theatre Studies

TIB offers various service components around digital preservation, depending on source material, which take into account licensing, organisational and technical requirements for the materials. In this way, TIB offers services in particular for research and teaching at universities, colleges and non-university research institutions, libraries, archives, museums and infrastructure facilities. The service is fee-based for data providers.

Contact: Thomas Bähr

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