Press Release 151/2014

Digital Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage

CODIGT Research Project on Digitization and Archiving – Public Expert Conference on “Digital Society and Cultural Memory”
Long-term archiving of objects of culture, science, and research: The CODIGT project at KIT analyzes how this can be done. (Photo: Markus Breig, KIT)

How can digital cultural heritage be preserved? How can research and science data be archived? These questions are in the focus of the Center of Digital Tradition (CODIGT) at ZAK | Center for Cultural and General Studies of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). Explaining and supporting digital archiving as a cultural technique are the objectives of a public conference that will take place on Friday, November 14, 2014, 9 to 18 hrs, at Rüppurrerstraße 1a (Saal Karlsruhe, Hause B, 7th floor).


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Digital Press Kit Relating to the Science Year 2014

Communication, energy supply, mobility, industry, health care, leisure time: Digital technologies have long been part of our everyday life, they open up new opportunities and offer solutions for problems of society. At the same time, they pose challenges. Opportunities and risks will be in the focus of the Science Year 2014 – The Digital Society. At the KIT, researchers of all disciplines study various – technical and societal – aspects of digitization. The digital press kit of KIT relating to the Science Year 2014 contains short portraits, press releases, and videos:


Being “The Research University in the Helmholtz Association”, KIT creates and imparts knowledge for the society and the environment. It is the objective to make significant contributions to the global challenges in the fields of energy, mobility, and information. For this, about 9,800 employees cooperate in a broad range of disciplines in natural sciences, engineering sciences, economics, and the humanities and social sciences. KIT prepares its 22,300 students for responsible tasks in society, industry, and science by offering research-based study programs. Innovation efforts at KIT build a bridge between important scientific findings and their application for the benefit of society, economic prosperity, and the preservation of our natural basis of life. KIT is one of the German universities of excellence.

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