A research-oriented and case-based data federation for the Humanities : A case study of DARIAH-DE and MWW

Faculty/Professorship: Media Informatics  
Author(s): Steyer, Timo; Gradl, Tobias  
Title of the compilation: Inaugural conference of the European Association for Digital Humanities (EADH): Proceedings
Corporate Body: National University of Ireland, Galway
EADH 2018: "Data in Digital Humanities", Gallway, Irland, 7-9 December 2018
Publisher Information: Galway, Ireland
Year of publication: 2018
Pages: 9
Language(s): English
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.2536107
MWW stands for three institutions, united by more than 500 years of German and European ideas, literature and culture – and since 2013 by a research association.1 The German Literature Archive Marbach, the Klassik Stiftung Weimar and the Herzog August Library Wolfenbüttel collect, preserve and provide access to sources that are crucial to the study of German literary and intellectual tradition. Thereby they have devoted themselves to the long-term transformation of cultural heritage in Germany. In all three institutions, digitization of their collections has been an important task to build digital collections and provide worldwide access to this cultural heritage. Furthermore, new approaches in the field of digital humanities have been adopted to strengthen the connection of digital collections with the humanities and cultural studies (Schreibmann et al. 2004). All of these goals can be reached easier by cooperation and the use of established tools and infrastructure, which will be demonstrated, based on the example of the implementation of a generic search over collections of all three institutions. For the implementation of the generic search the Data Federation Architecture (DFA) from DARIAH-DE is used.
Keywords: Digital Humanities, Data Modelling, Information Retrieval
Peer Reviewed: Ja
International Distribution: Ja
Type: Conferenceobject
URI: https://fis.uni-bamberg.de/handle/uniba/45499
Year of publication: 19. March 2019