Computerized Support for Research and Publication in Contemporary History

Zoltán Lux

Abstract


The "1956 Institute" deals with research regarding Hungarian history since the Second World War with an emphasis on the 1956 Hungarian Revolution and its development, subsequent effects and international aspects. Since its foundation in 1990, the institute has been amassing databases containing the documents gathered and used in the researches or descriptions of these documents. After briefly introducing the "1956 Institute", the paper will focus on the following problems in the process of data compilation and provision: Databases at the "1956 Institute: oral history interviews, trial records and the photographic database; Establishment of a new multimedia database; The problem of sharing individually possessed information, and of disposal and control over information; Compiling digital publications.
URN: urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs0003135

Keywords


qualitative data archiving; informatics; social sciences; multimedia database; oracle database; oral history; modern history; chronology

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17169/fqs-1.3.1030

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