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Im Wikiversum wirken

Working in the Wikiversum

A series of workshops will explore how the DIPF's digital collections can be used, cited and linked more intensively in Wikipedia, Wikidata and other collaborative platforms and how the DIPF can support this technically. The aim is to strengthen the transfer of knowledge to broader target groups and to stimulate exchange and active participation. To make this knowledge transfer quantifiable and measurable in its development, the workshop will also determine impact indicators for it.

Project Description

Many articles on Wikipedia offer links to openly accessible, digitized sources from the BBF - particularly to digitized personnel sheets for teachers in Prussia from the BBF archive and historical prints from the BBF text archive, Scripta Paedagogica Online (SPO). Texts that are published on pedDOCS, the Open Access Repository for electronic full texts in educational science and research, are also frequently cited. Via these links, DIPF adds momentum to its openly accessible services on the internet. The potential has not yet been exhaustively tapped.

Experts will run a workshop which will first of all assist staff at DIPF in finding ways of facilitating and improving the reception and linkage of digital documents from DIPF in Wikipedia and similar web services, to enforce transfer of historical and current knowledge of education.

So far, only latent knowledge exists concerning the usage of data that are provided by DIPF in Wikipedia and similar portals, and usage is not measurable. The second part of the workshop will thus be dedicated to introducing and assessing altmetrics approaches that are suitable for impact measurement. A subsequent definition of appropriate indicators will serve the measurement and documentation of effects in Wikipedia and similar platforms that can be achieved as the  production and delivery of digitized objects respectively digital documents is resource intensive.

In addition to the measurement, the transfer should also be increased if possible. In a further step, the project therefore addresses the question of how classical library services (generation of metadata, provision of information infrastructure and documents) can be re-conceived as knowledge and data services in the field of semantically networked digital data from the perspective of knowledge transfer. Therefore, a target group-specific workshop, which is aimed at the scientific communities of educational research and educational history, is to stimulate work in the environment of the "Wikiverse". Through active exchange, concrete approaches are to be developed to expand the information infrastructure services of the BBF and the DIPF to support open science and citizen science.


The project was selected for funding following the DIPF internal competition “Transfer 2018” for the development of innovative transfer formats.

Porjekt Management

Projekt Team

Project Details

Current projects
01/2018 – 12/2020
Contact: Lars Müller
last modified Dec 17, 2020