Brandenburg-Digital Coordination Office
The Brandenburg-digital coordination office is a cross-disciplinary advisory office of the state of Brandenburg for cultural heritage institutions. It works together with the Brandenburg.digital working group, which operates across all sectors throughout the state, and the Ministry of Science, Research and Culture(MWFK) to implement the common digitisation goals. The central topics are retrospective digitisation, digital presentation and digital preservation (archiving) of cultural assets. Organisationally, the coordination office is located at the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam and is assigned to the information sciences department.
Profile of the coordination office
The aim of the coordination office Brandenburg-digital (KBD) is to improve the digital presentation of cultural assets from the state of Brandenburg. By increasing the digital visibility of the individual institutions and holdings, a very real and substantial contribution is made to increasing the digital visibility of Brandenburg as a cultural state. Specifically, it is about enabling the many and mostly smaller cultural heritage institutions (archives, libraries, monument preservation, memorial sites, museums and research institutions) to participate in digitisation projects and cooperative presentation platforms. Building on this, the aim is on the one hand to keep the digital content usable in the longer term and on the other hand to integrate content into national and international online portals such as the German Digital Library(DDB) and Europeana. In this context, the Brandenburg-digital coordination office points out the use of licences for the use of digital information that are as free as possible. The KBD is also involved in this area on the topic of open data from cultural institutions.
In addition, the Brandenburg-digital coordination office maintains an exchange of information with institutions and networks from the state of Berlin, such as the Research and Competence Centre for Digitisation Berlin(digiS) or the Competence Centre for Preservation and Libraries in Berlin and Brandenburg(KBE). This involves the exchange of information on current digitisation topics and joint workshops. In addition to communication in a regional context, the KBD is active in national networks for activities in the state of Brandenburg.
- Information on cooperation partners for cultural heritage institutions for the purpose of supporting digitisation projects.
- Contact with representatives of the individual cultural sectors via the members of the Brandenburg.digital working group
- Contact with the competence network of the German Digital Library for the targeted dissemination of current information and developments relating to the state of Brandenburg
- Contact to institutions and networks in the state of Berlin
- Overview of ongoing and completed digitisation projects in the state of Brandenburg to promote the exchange of experience
- Supporting the Ministry of Science, Research and Culture in matters relating to the digitisation of cultural assets
- Co-initiating and organising information events and workshops
- Collaboration in the creation of concepts for the state of Brandenburg within the framework of the work of the Brandenburg.digital working group
- Functioning as an office for the Brandenburg.digital working group
- Advice on suitable third-party funding lines and cooperation with third-party funding institutions
- Advice on and visualisation of aspects of digitisation, including the possibility of using the digitisation laboratory of the Department of Information Sciences
Working group Brandenburg.digital
The informal working group Brandenburg.digital is a continuation of the "Brandenburg Round Table on the Digitisation of Cultural Property", which was formed in 2007 on the initiative of the MWFK.
The task of this group is to formulate cross-disciplinary goals for the digitisation and digital presentation of cultural assets in the state of Brandenburg and to exchange information on the current state of affairs. The results of the first conceptual work are presented in the strategy paper (PDF) from 2009. Building on this, the members of the AKBD are conceptually committed to improving the digital presentation of cultural heritage in the state of Brandenburg. The AKBD focuses in particular on:
- Formation of an interdisciplinary information and communication base,
- joint conceptual developments within the framework of the digitisation strategy for cultural heritage in the state of Brandenburg,
- Advisory body for the Brandenburg-digital coordination office
- Brandenburg Society for Culture and History gGmbH / House of Brandenburg-Prussian History (Dr Kurt Winkler and Kirsten Foemmel)
- Brandenburg State Archives / Department I: Use, Preservation, Storage, Planning and Application of Information Technology (Prof. Dr. Mario Glauert and Julia Moldenhawer)
- Brandenburg State Office for the Preservation of Historical Monuments and the State Archaeological Museum / Inventory Department (Dr. Christine Onnen)
- Brandenburg Literature Office / Literary History in the State of Brandenburg, Memorials, Historical and Biographical Information (Dr. Peter Walther)
- University of Applied Sciences Potsdam / Information Sciences Department (Prof. Dr. Rolf Däßler and Prof. Dr. Michael Scholz)
- Filmmuseum Potsdam / Collections (Dorett Molitor)
- German Research Centre for Geosciences GFZ / Library of the Albert Einstein Science Park (Roland Bertelmann)
- German Geological Society - Geological Association DGGV (Andreas Küppers and Antje Treutler)
- Film University Babelsberg "Konrad Wolf" / Library (Katja Krause)
- Coordination Office Brandenburg-digital (Ulf Preuß)
- Brandenburg State Office for Archives and Public Libraries (Doris Stoll and Sabine Stropp)
- Museum Association of the State of Brandenburg (Dr Susanne Köstering and Arne Lindemann)
- Private Artists' Estates in the State of Brandenburg e.V. (Thomas Kumlehn)
- Sorbian Institute Ast Cottbus (Dr. Hauke Bartels)
- Potsdam City and State Library / State Library (Dr. Frank Hoppe)
- Brandenburg Foundation
- Brandenburg Memorials Foundation / Sachsenhausen Memorial and Museum (Agnes Ohm)
- Prussian Palaces and Gardens Foundation Berlin-Brandenburg / Documentation and Information Centre (Dr. Jürgen Becher)
- University Library of the European University Viadrina Frankfurt/Oder (Dr. Hans-Gerd Happel)
- University Library of the University of Potsdam (Dr. Andreas Kennecke and Dr. Peter Kostädt)
- Centre for Contemporary History Potsdam / Department III: Contemporary History of the Media and Information Society (Dr Jürgen Danyel and Karsten Borgmann)
The Brandenburg-digital coordination office acts as the office for the working group. It organises the meetings of the working group and actively participates in the development of the strategy and concept work. The working group meets 3 - 4 times a year.
The Ministry of Science, Research and Culture (Department 31) is constantly invited to the meetings of the working group, which ensures a constant and direct flow of information. All active levels in the field of digital cultural heritage in the state of Brandenburg are thus involved.
For the exchange of information beyond the borders of the state of Brandenburg, guests from other federal states or from nationally active institutions are always invited to the meetings. Due to the spatial and cultural proximity to the state of Berlin, the Research and Competence Centre for Digitisation Berlin(digiS) at the Konrad Zuse Centre is also involved as a permanent guest of the working group.
As a public communication platform for the working group, the Brandenburg-digital coordination office organises the Brandenburg.digital information day. This has taken place every two years since 2015. In addition to current conceptual topics, the event regularly offers space for the presentation of digitisation initiatives.
- ida umbrella organisation: Contract generator
- Europeana, the cultural portal of the European Union
- Die Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek, the portal for the presentation of the cultural heritage of the Federal Government and the Länder
- Ministry of Science, Research and Culture of the State of Brandenburg
- iRIGHTS info - Copyright and Creative Work in the Digital World with a dossier on Creative Commons
- OpenGLAM Germany - initiative to open up digital offerings of cultural heritage institutions (archives, libraries, museums ...) for re-use under free licences
Examples of digital collections of cultural and scientific institutions in the state of Brandenburg
- Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Digital Editions
- Bibliothek Wissenschaftspark Albert Einstein, overview of publication databases
- BrandenburgDOK, publication and archive server for electronic publications from and about the state of Brandenburg of the Potsdam City and State Library
- Denkmalliste des Landes Brandenburg, online database of the Brandenburg State Office for the Preservation of Historical Monuments and the State Archaeological Museum
- Digital Collections of the Library of the European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder)
- Digital Collections of the Library of the University of Potsdam
- Digital collections of museums on the museum-digital:brandenburg platform
- Photographic library of the Prussian Palaces and Gardens Foundation
- Kalliope - union catalogue for estates and autographs with holdings of several Brandenburg institutions, such as the Theodor Fontane Archive or the University Library of the European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder)
- Sorbian Institute - various online offerings in the fields of bibliography, dictionaries, text corpora and biographies
- Stadtgeschichte Rheinsberg e.V., database of the association
- Stiftung Brandenburg, database of the foundation
- Zeitgeschichte-online, specialist portal for a broad public interested in contemporary history
- zeitstimmen.de, literature and everyday life in Berlin-Brandenburg
- ida Dachverband: Practical tips on rights clearance
- Memoriav: Website with recommendations and handouts on audiovisual heritage
- DFG - Code of Practice : Digitisation
- Handout "Cooperatively into the digital age - how public cultural institutions promote cultural commons".
- digiS Berlin: website with recommendations and handouts on various topics in the context of the digitisation of cultural heritage, e.g. law, planning and digitisation
- MWFK : Cultural Policy Strategy 2012
- Klimpel, P.: Consequences, risks and side effects of the condition "non-commercial - NV".
- Introduction to the digitisation of printed cultural property
- Administrative and Financial Agreement on the Establishment and Operation of the German Digital Library (DDB)