Cultural Heritage Information Access and Management.pdf

Cultural Heritage Information Access and Management.pdf


This peer-reviewed monograph gives a comprehensive account of research in digital cultural heritage and is the first volume in the iResearch series. Recent developments in the ICT, web and mobile technologies have significantly boosted research and development activities aimed at the creation and management of digital cultural heritage resources. Managing digital cultural heritage involves a number of challenges ranging from the digitization of cultural heritage objects and artefacts to various knowledge organization challenges that include metadata, indexing and retrieval, and various user and social challenges such as information seeking and retrieval in the context of cultural heritage, digital divide and social inclusion, social and legal policy issues, and moreover long term access and sustainability issues. Beginning with an overview of different information management issues and challenges associated with cultural heritage information, this book provides an account of research in digital cultural heritage focusing particularly on the knowledge organization, access, users and usability issues digital cultural heritage information systems and services.

1. Cultural heritage information management issues and challenges - G. G. Chowdhury and Ian Ruthven 2. Cultural heritage information: politics and policies - Rachel Bruce and Stuart Dempster 3. Cultural heritage information: artefacts and technologies - Melissa Terras 4. Managing cultural heritage: information systems architecture, indexing and access - Lighton Phiri and Hussein Sileman 5. Cultural heritage information users - Claire Warwick 6. Digital humanities and digital cultural heritage (alt-history and future directions) - Chris Alen Sula 7. A framework for classifying and comparing interactions in cultural heritage information systems - Julianne Stiller and Vivien Petras 8. Semantic access and exploration in cultural heritage digital libraries 9. Users and usability studies of Europeana - Sudatta Chowdhury and Milena Dobreva 10. Managing cultural heritage information: the PATHS project - Paul Clough 11. Trends in cultural heritage information management research - G. G. Chowdhury and Ian Ruthven.


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