Data Science Techniques in Digital Humanities and Digital Knowledge Services


  • Friedrich Summann Universitätsbibliothek Bielefeld



From 2015 to 2019, the Faculty of Linguistics and Literary Studies of Bielefeld University carried out the DFG project Kinder und Jugendliteratur im Medienverbund 1933 -1945. The University Library has developed the technical infrastructure for data acquisition, data processing and data visualisation. Based on a complex data model for describing different types of media (especially films, radio broadcasts and print editions, but also theatre performances, records, television broadcasts, advertising material) as a manifestation of literary material, the different linkages have to be worked out and visualized by visualization techniques. The lecture introduces the used approaches, methods and their implementation in detail and also reports on the use of these techniques in other digital services of the University Library. This includes in particular analyses of the global publication network in the context of bibliometric information.

(Talk held in the lecture series Data Science in winter term 2019/2020 at Bielefeld University)