Cultural Heritage Information: Access and Management

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edited by Ian Ruthaven and G. G. Chowdhury

ISBN-13: 9780838913475

360 pages • 6 x 9
Featuring contributions by 17 leading academics from around the world, this volume provides an overview of the various challenges and contemporary research activities in cultural heritage information. Starting with an introductory chapter that provides a brief overview of the topic, with a look at policies and infrastructures, the text offers a comprehensive consideration of interaction, access and objects, with numerous examples of concrete system implementations. An important tool for maximizing the availability and longevity of our digital cultural heritage, this book covers such key topics as:
  • Managing digital cultural heritage information 
  • Digital humanities and digital cultural heritage, alt-history and future directions
  • Management of cultural heritage information: policies and practices
  • Cultural heritage information: artifacts and digitization technologies
  • Metadata in cultural contexts, from manga to digital archives in a linked open data environment
  • Information systems architecture
  • Cultural heritage information users and usability
  • A framework for classifying and comparing interactions in cultural heritage information systems
  • Semantic access and exploration in cultural heritage digital libraries
  • Supporting exploration and use of digital cultural heritage materials: the PATHS perspective
  • Sustainability issues
Anyone wanting to stay on the cutting edge of digital libraries, digital humanities, and digital culture will find this volume essential.

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