Enriching Cultural Heritage Communities: New Tools and Technologies

Alan Dix*, Elizabeth Jones, Rachel Elizabeth Cowgill, Charlotte Armstrong, Rupert Ridgewell, Michael Twidale, Stephen Downie, Maureen Reagan, Christina Bashford, David Bainbridge, Carys-Ann Neads, Vince Davies

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This paper explores ways in which scholarly skill and expertise might be embodied in tools and sustainable practices that enable communities to create and manage their own digital archives. We focus particularly on tools and practices related to the recording and annotation of digitised materials. The paper is based on co-production practice in two very different kinds of community. Although the communities are different we find that tools designed specifically for one are valuable for others, thus offering the promise of general tools to support commmunty-centred digitisation and potentially also traditional archival practice. (Invited extended and updated version of 'Tools & Technology to Support Rich Community Heritage' BCS conference paper.)
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages12
JournalInteracting With Computers
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 17 Aug 2023

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