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University of Hildesheim

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HilData - HILDEonline, Foundation University of Hildesheim

The beauty of HILDEonline is the interdisciplinary nature of educational studies!

"Classroom recordings promote the transfer of knowledge between subject didactics and with subject and educational sciences. "

Annette Strauch, M.A.. , Research Data Management/Research Data Management, Hildesheim University Library



  • In use since 2017
  • Objects: 2,778
  • Pictures: 987 (jpeg)
  • videos: 781 (mp4)

easydb Modules

  • easydb Base, one instance
  • Multimedia module
  • LDAP module
  • Shibboleth module

Data management

  • Requirements specification
  • Remote installation

Keeping research and teaching data searchable

For research data management (FDM), the challenge is that data must be provided in a structured way and be available online - but, due to the sensitivity of the content, must be password-protected in closed data pools and made available only to a restricted group of researchers. At the same time, the FAIR criteria (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable) should be met so that research data can, if possible, be findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable.

HilData and HILDEonline

Since 2017, Hildesheim University Library has been operating an easydb instance, which is used as a central service under the name HilData for research data management, collection management, and for classic image management in teaching.

The HilData system enables data to be uploaded and stored on university servers. There are advanced search functions for fast retrieval and a detailed rights management for access control and release. HilData is used to manage, describe and keyword data.

In the case archive HILDEonline, which HilData uses, lesson recordings and accompanying materials are made available. The aim of these video recordings of lessons is to link various subject didactic issues. These promote the transfer of knowledge between the subject didactics and with the subject and educational sciences.

The requirements for implementing the FAIR criteria are met by easydb , but are still in the concept phase for HilData at Hildesheim University Library. DOI allocation is also possible with easydb and will be implemented in the future.

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Search mask and search result:

  • Search in selected pools with rights management for access control and sharing
  • Preview and detail view on object with media and metadata

Management, linking and provision of digital data

  • Promotion of knowledge transfer
  • Management of data as a central service for individual departments
  • Fulfillment of different business unit requirements, for example different data structures through a flexible data model
  • Storage and search of copyrighted material in closed pools only for certain persons like project members

Areas of application

  • School, teaching and professional research
  • Science Administration
  • UB Publishing
  • SUH Press Office

Why easydb?

  • File research data (FDM)
  • Possibility of DOI assignment
  • Support for the FAIR principles

Case study as PDF

Making curated knowledge accessible for generations

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