Participatory Heritage

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edited by Henriette Roued-Cunliffe and Andrea Copeland

ISBN-13: 9781783301232

240 pages • 6 x 9
Year Published: 2017

The internet as a platform for facilitating human organization without the need for organizations has through different social media (such as Facebook and Tumblr) has created new challenges for cultural heritage institutions. Challenges include but are not limited to: how to manage copyright, ownership, orphan works, open data access to heritage representations and artifacts, crowdsourcing, cultural heritage amateurs, information as a commodity or information as public domain, sustainable preservation, attitudes towards openness and much more.

Participatory Heritage explores these issues and demonstrates that in order for personal and community-based documentation and artifacts to be preserved and included in social and collective histories, individuals and community groups need the technical and knowledge infrastructures of support that formal cultural institutions can provide. In other words, both groups need each other. Divided into three core sections, this book examines

  • participants in the preservation of cultural heritage, exploring heritage institutions and organizations, and community archives and groups;
  • challenges, including coverage of giving voices to communities, social inequality, digital archives, data and online sharing; and
  • methods for participation, with discussion of open access and APIs, digital postcards, the case for collaboration, digital storytelling and co-designing heritage practice.
Sku: 9781783301232

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