1st Edition

Annual Review of Cultural Heritage Informatics 2012-2013

Edited By Samantha Hastings Copyright 2014
    360 Pages
    by Facet Publishing

    The Annual Review of Cultural Heritage Informatics (ARCHI) is a pivotal resource for cultural heritage scholars, professionals and students providing a compendium of current research, educational initiatives and best practices.

    Featuring sixteen original works selected by the distinguished editorial board of international scholars, ARCHI presents a broad spectrum of the cultural heritage informatics field. Whether you are interested in cultural heritage preservation, digitization, digital humanities, user behaviour, technology or educational practices, this edited collection is the central source for current and emerging trends in the rapidly expanding cultural heritage informatics field.

    The major sections include:

    Best Practices: contributors explore the increasingly converging, distributed and pluralistic nature of digital cultural heritage and suggest new perspectives on traditional preservation and access methodologies

    Digital Communities: authors emphasize the role of cultural maps in interpreting digital representations and advocate for the preservation of digital cultural discourse

    Education: offerings include an exploration of a current cultural heritage informatics educational program and an analysis of educational resources available to local history and genealogy collection librarians

    Field Reports: case studies include active digitization programs, cultural heritage preservation initiatives and developing cultural heritage research agendas in Ethiopia, Pennsylvania (USA), Australia and Romania

    Technology: chapters explore specific uses of technology for promoting the accessibility and preservation of cultural heritage ranging from a digital humanities virtual reality application, to folksonomies and other social networking tools as finding aid extensions, and a review of digital collection user studies

    Reviews: this new section is introduced and the vision charted for its expansion in future volumes.

    ARCHI is the polestar publication for cultural heritage informatics scholars, practitioners, and students. By challenging readers to explore a variety of contexts and offering critical evaluation of conventional practices, ARCHI promotes new ideas and offers new pathways of development for the cultural heritage informatics field.

    PART I: BEST PRACTICES 1. Digital Preservation: Whose Responsibility? - Michèle V. Cloonan, Martha Mahard 2. Facilitating Discovery and Use of Digital Cultural Heritage Resources with Folksonomies: A Review - Daniel Gelaw Alemneh, Abebe Rorissa 3. Experiments in Cultural Heritage Informatics: Convergence and Divergence - Jeannette A. Bastian, Ross Harvey PART II: DIGITAL COMMUNITIES 4. Web Representation and Interpretation of Culture: The Case of a Holistic Healing System - Hemalata Iyer, Amber J. D’Ambrosio 5. Knitting as Cultural Heritage: Knitting Blogs and Conservation - Jennifer Burek Pierce PART III: EDUCATION 6. Developing 21st Century Cultural Heritage Information Professionals for Digital Stewardship: A Framework for Curriculum Design - Mary W. Elings, Youngok Choi, Jane Zhang 7. Local History and Genealogy Collections in Libraries: The Challenge to Library and Information Science Educators - Rhonda L. Clark, James T. Maccaferri 8. Initiatives in Digitization and Digital Preservation of Cultural Heritage in Ethiopia - Abebe Rorissa, Teklemichael T. Wordofa, Solomon Teferra 9. Creating the Online Literary & Cultural Heritage Map of Pennsylvania - Alan C. Jalowitz, Steven L. Herb 10. The Community Heritage Grants Program in Australia: Report of a Survey - Sigrid McCausland, Kim M. Thompson 11. Towards a Study of “Unofficial” Museums - Cheryl Klimaszewski PART IV: TECHNOLOGY 12. Ghosts of the Horseshoe, a Mobile Application: Fostering a New Habit of Thinking about the History of University of South Carolina’s Historic Horseshoe - Heidi Rae Cooley, Duncan A. Buell 13. Tune-in, Turn-on, Dropout: Section 108(c) and Evaluating Deterioration in Commercially Produced VHS Collections - Walter Forsberg, Erik Piil 14. The Devils You Don’t Know: The New Lives of the Finding Aid - Sheila O’Hare, Ashley Todd-Diaz 15. If You Build It, Will They Come? A Review of Digital Collection User Studies - Ashley Todd-Diaz, Sheila O’Hare PART V: REVIEWS (NASCENT) 16. Memories of a Museum Visit - Carol Lynn Price.


    Samantha Hastings