Modeling and Managing the Digital Archive of the Pina Bausch Foundation

  • Kerstin Diwisch
  • Bernhard Thull
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 478)


During her lifetime, Pina Bausch had already started to collect material containing her work and in this laid the foundations for an archive. For preserving this cultural heritage in the area of performing arts it was of special interest to integrate ideational resources such as memory fragments or oral storytelling as well as to offer flexible knowledge exploration experiences. Therefore, the digital Pina Bausch archive is realized as a Linked Data archive containing data on various different materials such as manuscripts, choreography notes, programs, photographs, posters, drawings, videos and even oral history related to Pina Bausch’s work. In this paper, an insight into the used techniques is presented together with the modeling approach based on FRBR and a machine-readable Dublin Core application profile specifically adapted for managing the archive.


Pina Bausch Performing Arts Ontology Linked Data FRBR Dublin Core Application Profile 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kerstin Diwisch
    • 1
  • Bernhard Thull
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Communication and Media (ikum)University of Applied Sciences DarmstadtGermany

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