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Carolin Pommert

Head of Library & Collection Medical Humanities

Charité – University Medicine Berlin
Thielallee 71
14195 Berlin

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Carolin Pommert has been working as a research assistant in the Library & Collection Medical Humanities of the Institute for the History of Medicine and Ethics in Medicine at Charité since 2020. She is the contact person for the institute's historical collection as well as for digitization and research data management.

Pommert is active in the cooperation network nestor in the WG Documentation of Digital Long-Term Preservation as well as a contributor to (inter-)national projects with a focus on management and contingency planning for collections and museums.

Current task

The Institute's Library & Collection Medical Humanities includes a diverse and valuable scholarly collection, the structure of which has been refined since 2020 with the goal of improving accessibility for scholars, researchers, and the interested public. Existing catalogs, data, and digitized material will be prepared for a new web presence and brought up to uniform standards. In cooperation with the Berlin Museum of Medical History, the collections of both institutions will be accessible online from 2023. In addition to the digital refurbishment, the institute's physical holdings will also undergo conservation refurbishment to ensure the long-term usability of books and documents.

Main focus

  • Database management Goobi (web presence of the collection from 2023)
  • Digitization and metadata structures according to international standards
  • Preservation and collection maintenance

Vita Carolin Pommert

Carolin Pommert is a restorer/conservator in the fields of photography, film and time-based media art. In this context, she has been involved in the digitization of collections, data management and digital long-term archiving for a long time. Her expertise has found practical application in a wide range of institutions. Outside of European institutions, she is involved in the KulturGutRetter project for the protection of cultural assets in crisis areas through hands-on workshops