WIT Press


CULTURAL HERITAGE AND INTEROPERABLE OPEN PLATFORMS: STRATEGIES FOR KNOWLEDGE, ACCESSIBILITY, ENHANCEMENT AND NETWORKING

Price

Free (open access)

Volume

241

Pages

12

Page Range

371 - 382

Published

2020

Paper DOI

10.2495/SDP200301

Copyright

Author(s)

DANILA LONGO, ANDREA BOERI, BEATRICE TURILLAZZI, SERENA ORLANDI

Abstract

Improving the accessibility of information on cultural heritage is a key step to achieve sustainable and inclusive valorisation actions recognising knowledge as a valuable and operable resource. This paper addresses the issue from the point of view of digital technologies, in particular interoperable digital platforms for the storage, processing and visualization of open and interoperable data available in different formats (3D models, images, texts, etc.) and collected from different sources (traditional archives, digital libraries, real-time content, IoT, sensors, social networks, etc.). The comparison among three projects with different focuses – the H2020 INCEPTION project (Inclusive Cultural Heritage in Europe through 3D semantic Modelling – G.A. No. 665220), the H2020 ROCK project (Regeneration and Optimization of Cultural heritage in creative and Knowledge – G.A. No. 730280) and the Italian national project PON PNR IDEHA (Innovation for Data Elaboration in Heritage Areas – No. ARS01_00421) – shows possible strategies led by the knowledge of data usage models and information databases, focused on the common goal of improving accessibility, knowledge, enhancement and conservation of cultural heritage. The results show how information management through open and interoperable platforms represents a useful decision and monitoring support system related to cultural heritage: further, the provision of data and digital sources to different users, the use of this tool can create collaborative networks between all stakeholders involved at various levels and to allow new potential knowledge scenarios.

Keywords

cultural heritage, interoperable platforms, open data, digital resources, digital information systems, accessibility, enabling technologies