Philipp Berger / Jan Niklas Breuer / Malte Fischer: Workflowsoftware – Die Organisation des Digitalisierungsprozesses

Die Digitalisierung des kulturellen historischen Erbes ist mit einem komplexen Arbeitsprozess verbunden, der nicht allein die konkrete Anfertigung digitaler Repräsentationen umfasst, sondern beispielsweise auch die vorgelagerte konservatorische Prüfung der Originalobjekte sowie die Erfassung von Metadaten oder abschließende Präsentation der Digitalisate im Web. Um diesen umfangreichen Arbeitsprozess, der verschiedenste Abteilungen und Mitarbeiter:innen betrifft, effizient zu organisieren, setzen Einrichtungen wie die Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin auf Softwarelösungen zur gezielten Workflowsteuerung. Maria Federbusch und Renate Müller gewährten den Studierenden der Praxisübung „Digitalisierung historischer Schriftquellen in der Praxis“ Einblicke in den Digitalisierungsworkflow der StaBi und zeigten beispielorientiert die dabei zum Einsatz kommende Software „Kitodo“.

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Cindarella Petz: Modelling political trials as networks – perks, pitfalls, and possibilities

The following talk focuses on the perks, pitfalls, and possibilities of employing network analysis in a case study* to identify and to evaluate political judiciary during the Dollfuß-Schuschnigg-Regime (1933–38). I propose to model these court trials as networks, which allow to utilize networks as epistemic tools for structural analysis. The case study presented in this talk is based on a dataset of over 1,800 court cases tried at the provincial courts of Vienna in 1935, which was curated in the process of a project on political repression by the University of Vienna (Wenninger/Mesner/Ardelt 2015–17). 

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Vincent Ducatteeuw: Developing an urban gazetteer: modelling historical platial information

This talk presents early results on the development of an urban gazetteer useful for Spatial Humanities. The digital gazetteer can store historical place information and is designed with the CIDOC Conceptual Reference Model (CRM) as the upper-level ontology. In accordance with the FAIR approach, the gazetteer data is available as Linked Open Data and can be queried using (Geo)SPARQL.

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Jana Keck: Encoding Text Reuse, Genre, and Gender in Nineteenth-Century German-American Newspapers

German-language newspapers flourished during the era of transatlantic mass migration in the long nineteenth century, when approximately 6 million German-speaking people migrated to North America. Already in 1732, Benjamin Franklin had published the first German-language newspaper in the U.S.: Die Philadelphische Zeitung. However, the news organ folded after only a few issues. Hundred years later, transatlantic mass migration, technical innovations in print, increasing literacy rates and the growing interest of the public in information of a secular, sensational and political nature resulted in the widespread sharing of information. By 1890, German-speaking migrants published up to 1,000 newspapers across states turning the German immigrant newspaper into the most widely read and influential non-English newspaper. Large and small papers alike found a home in the United States, including the Westliche Post in St. Louis, Missouri, which promoted Joseph Pulitzer, a rising figure on the journalistic scene. 

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