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Cultural Heritage: From Preservation to Access to Promotion to Where

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Refereed Conference Meeting Proceeding
Abstract: 
Alan Smeaton gave the opening keynote address at the 19th Digital Research in the Humanities and Arts Conference 2015, which runs from the 1st to 3rd September in Dublin. The theme of this year's conference is 'Digital World, Digital Responses' and it resulted in a rich academic and creative programme, bringing together people from a multitude of countries and disciplines. Alan's presentation was entitled "Cultural Heritage: From Preservation to Access to Promotion to Where" and it presented a history of the digitisation of cultural heritage, starting form his own work on the ISOS project in the mid-1990s. He then presented a chronology of notable digital cultural heritage work, including work undertaken at DCU, and the recurring theme throughout this work was how preservation, accessibility and promotion have all been addressed quite well, whilst access and navigating heritage content have been neglected. The upshot of all this is that unless, and until, we can improve content-based access to cultural heritage content, it will remain under-utilised because of the evolving nature of our online behaviour where fingertip content search, controlled by the user, is part of our expectation.
Conference Name: 
19th Digital Research in the Humanities and Arts Conference
Proceedings: 
19th Digital Research in the Humanities and Arts Conference
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10.NA
Publication Date: 
01/09/2015
Conference Location: 
Ireland
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Institution: 
Dublin City University (DCU)
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