Digital information lasts forever or five years, whichever comes first

Jeff Rothenberg


We are a technology-based lab in the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Basel with more than 20 years of practice in interdisciplinary research. Our roots are in photography, starting in the 1920s, leading us in the early 1980s to digital imaging and the long-term preservation of digital data. Knora, our web-based virtual research environment, aims to bridge the gap between the production of digital sources and their preservation, allowing researchers to work collaboratively with different types of primary and secondary source material.


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Digital Humanities Lab
Universität Basel
Bernoullistrasse 32
4056 Basel

Tel: +41 61 207 38 36