Creating Sustainable Digital Community Heritage Resources using Linked Data

Elizabeth Joan Tait, Claire Denise Wallace, Christopher Stuart Mellish, Marsaili MacLeod, Colin John Hunter

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Abstract

The CURIOS project investigates how digital archives can support interest in local heritage and, in doing so, can contribute to community regeneration and strengthened community cohesion. Software tools that utilise semantic web/ linked data technology are being developed to build a general, flexible and 'future proof' software platform to assist remote rural communities to collaboratively maintain and present information about their cultural heritage. Under this broad programme of research we are investigating how online cultural communities are transforming the ways in which local history is ‘written’ and remembered. Empirically, we focus on digital cultural heritage resources managed by community groups in remote and rural parts of the UK. Researching community-led initiatives enables us to explore how locally managed digital heritage resources can support sustainable rural areas.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2011

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