Ian Ruthven is Professor of Information Seeking and Retrieval, Department of Computer and Information Science, University of Strathclyde.
Cultural Heritage Information: Access and Management
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- Table of Contents
- About the Authors
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.
Examination copies are available for instructors who are interested in adopting this title for course use.
G. G. Chowdhury and Ian Ruthven
Rachel Bruce and Stuart Dempster
Lighton Phiri and Hussein Sileman
Chris Alen Sula
Julianne Stiller and Vivien Petras
Sudatta Chowdhury and Milena Dobreva
G. G. Chowdhury and Ian Ruthven
"Provides a number of viewpoints to inform and challenge readers on the primary issues of digital humanities. Academic libraries serving library and information science programs and libraries engaged in digital humanities projects would be advised to consider this book."
— Catholic Library World
"Many timely subjects are addressed in the book that add new perspectives in the context of cultural heritage collections and institutions. This work is thus a valuable contribution to the literature, particularly for an academic audience. "
— Archival Issues
"The global perspective definitely adds to the appeal of the work … this book has great potential as a text for students of digital libraries; its theoretical basis and lack of concentration on any one specific platform make it ideal for classroom use, potentially for years to come."
— Technical Services Quarterly
"A snapshot like this one is incredibly valuable to a reader looking to become quickly acquainted with the field, but it is just as valuable to a researcher or practitioner seeking to contextualize their own work ... does an exceptional job capturing the nuances of managing and providing access to cultural heritage information."