Staff

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Vita

Tanja heads the team Archive Instruments and Metadata Standards that runs the CESSDA Metadata Office (MDO). Tanja studied German philology and political science in Trier. She has since worked as a researcher in various projects involving digitisation, virtual research environments, and scientific communication. She also has a background in public relations and a degree in Librarianship. At GESIS Tanja is primarily engaged in questions of data reference, data indexing, and data retrieval. She is responsible for the German versions of the European Language Social Science Thesarus (ELSST) and the CESSDA Topic Classification. Tanja's research interests include information behaviour studies and data indexing.

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Service

  • Head of Archive Instruments and Metadata Standards
  • Management and translation of the German versions of the European Language Social Science Thesaurus (ELSST) and CESSDA Topic Classification
  • Development of concepts and guidelines for subject indexing of survey data
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Research

  • Information behaviour and information practices of secondary users of survey data
  • Subject indexing of survey data

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Publications

Publication

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Contribution to edited volume

Friedrich, Tanja, and Pascal Siegers. 2016. "The Ofness and Aboutness of Survey Data: Improved Indexing of Social Science Questionnaires." In Analysis of Large and Complex Data, edited by A. Wilhelm, and H. Kestler, Studies in Classification, Data Analysis, and Knowledge Organization, 629-638. Springer. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-25226-1_54.

Friedrich, Tanja, and Andreas Oskar Kempf. 2014. "Making research data findable in digital libraries: a layered model for user-oriented indexing of survey data." In Proceedings of the 14th ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries, 53-56. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/JCDL.2014.6970150.

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Working and discussion paper

Friedrich, Tanja, Martina Engels, and Verena Nasshoven. 2014. Aufbau des da|ra-Datennachweissystems: Hintergründe, Herangehensweise und Lessons learned. GESIS-Technical Reports 2014/12. Köln: GESIS. http://www.gesis.org/fileadmin/upload/forschung/publikationen/gesis_reihen/gesis_methodenberichte/2014/TechnicalReport_2014-12.pdf.

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Daten/Software

Friedrich, Tanja. 2020. Looking for data (Expert interviews): Information seeking behaviour of survey data users. [Transcripts]. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.7802/1.1943.

Friedrich, Tanja. 2020. Looking for data (online survey): Information seeking behaviour of survey data users. [Dataset]. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.7802/1.1953.

Teaching

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Tutorial

Friedrich, Tanja. 2009. "Digitalisierte Drucke: Recherche, Zugang, Verwendung. Schulung an der Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin –

Preußischer Kulturbesitz." Berlin.

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Sonstiges

Friedrich, Tanja. 2017. "Metadaten sozialwissenschaftlicher Forschungsdaten: Vortrag im Rahmen des Moduls WPM_T3: eScience und Forschungsdatenmanagement des Studiengangs Master in Library and Information Sciences (MALIS)."

Friedrich, Tanja, and Andreas Gros. 2008. "CoLab Wiki Workshop. XXXI. Bibliothekstagung der Max-Planck-Institute."

Talk

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Conference contribution

Zapilko, Benjamin, Tanja Friedrich, Behnam Ghavimi, Stefan Jakowatz, Reiner Mauer, Thomas Müller, Sigit Nugraha, and Claus-Peter Klas. 2019. "Towards maintenance and publication of thesauri in controlled vocabulary manager systems." 11th Annual European DDI User Conference, 3. - 4. Dezember 2019, 03.12.2019.

Siegers, Pascal, and Tanja Friedrich. 2014. "Improving precision and recall in study retrieval: A concept for thesaurus-based syntactic indexing." IASSIST 2014 - 40th Annual Conference "Aligning Data and Research Infrastructure". http://www.library.yorku.ca/binaries/iassist2014/2F/2014_2F_Siegers.pptx.

Friedrich, Tanja, Brigitte Hausstein, and Daniel Hienert. 2014. "Introducing da|raSearchNet - the integrated data portal for the social sciences." IASSIST 2014: 40th Annual Conference "Aligning Data and Research Infrastructure". http://www.library.yorku.ca/binaries/iassist2014/1C/2014_1C_Friedrich.pptx.

Friedrich, Tanja, and Andreas Oskar Kempf. 2014. "Making research data findable in digital libraries: a layered model for user-oriented indexing of survey data." Digital Libraries Conference 2014.

Friedrich, Tanja. 2014. "The chain of data sharing: areas of research and practice in social science data documentation." Third Plenary for the Research Data Alliance. https://www.rd-alliance.org/sites/default/files/attachment/TanjaFriedrich.pdf.

Friedrich, Tanja, and Pascal Siegers. 2014. "The ofness and aboutness of survey questions: improved indexing of social science data." Workshop on Classification and Subject indexing in Library and Information Science (LIS, 02.07.2014. http://digbib.ubka.uni-karlsruhe.de/volltexte/1000041753.

Friedrich, Tanja, and Henning Boekle. 2001. "Foreign Policies in Europe: The Construction of a European Security and Defence Policy." 2nd Advisory Board Session of the Project on Comparative Analysis of Foreign policies in Europe. http://www.bernhard-stahl.de/docs/pafe_otz.pdf.

Sonstiges

Friedrich, Tanja. 2014. "How domain champions can aid the acceleration of data-intensive research in their disciplines: the community capability model interest group’s state of affairs at the time of the 3rd RDA plenary."

Friedrich, Tanja, Caroline Helfrich, Gisela Minn, Marina Lemaire, Yvonne Rommelfanger, Julia Seibert, Tamara Stazic-Wendt, and Christina Stein. 2005. "Handbuch zu FuD (Forschungsnetzwerk und Datenbanksystem)."