DigiCULT Thematic Issue 6 - Now Available / Resource Discovery Technologies for the Heritage Sector

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DigiCULT Thematic Issue 6 - Now Available
Resource Discovery Technologies for the Heritage Sector, June 2004

This sixth Thematic Issue concentrates on how resource discovery
technologies can ensure that the high value, authoritative information
of heritage institutions is effectively found, retrieved, and presented
to Internet users.

With a key focus on the user, the Issue looks into user-driven
approaches in interactive resource discovery. Expert opinion suggests
that offering easy to use services and tools able to integrate the
research and learning needs and behaviours of their users may form one
of the heritage institutions’ answers to the dominance of
general-purpose global search engines.

However, along with ensuring state-of-the-art interactive access and
presentation, the heritage sector will also need to raise the public’s
awareness to, and visibility of, its online resources in a more profound
manner. Otherwise it faces the risk that the large investment required
in creating digital collections, rich descriptive metadata, study and
learning material, will fail to realise a high return – in terms of
interest and appreciation, discovery and valuable uses of heritage

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DigiCULT Publications offer a valuable resource of mission-critical
information in the selection and use of digital technologies for
Europe’s heritage organisations:
- Thematic Issues: results of expert forums
- DigiCULT Technology Watch Reports: in-depth technology evaluation
- DigiCULT.Info Newsletter: articles about services, studies,
technologies, and activities
- DigiCULT Website: project information, events, links, resources along
with all publications.

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