Friday, September 2, 2016

Managing Digital Cultural Objects

Foster, Allen and Pauline Rafferty (eds.) Managing Digital Cultural Objects: Analysis, Discovery and Retrieval. Neal-Schuman, 2016. ISBN: 978-0-8389-1343-7

This collection of essays explores the issues involved in the retrieval of a variety of non-textual objects, including image, music, and moving image.Case studies of digitization projects drawn from practitioners within libraries and information organizations showcase both technical and more strategic issues relating to cultural heritage projects, digital asset management and sustainability.

Table of Contents

Introduction - Pauline Rafferty and Allen Foster

Part 1: Analysis and retrieval of digital cultural object management

1. Analyzing digital cultural objects: putting it in context - Pauline Rafferty
2. Metadata models and digital cultural objects - Sarah Higgins 
3. Digital traces of user-generated content - Katrin Weller
Part 2: Digitization projects in libraries, archives and museums: case-studies
4. Visual digital humanities: National Library of Wales - H. M. Dee,  L. M. Hughes, G. L. Roderick and A. D. Brown
5. Managing and Preserving Digital Collections at the British Library - Maureen Pennock and Michael Day
6. Preserving digital audio material - Will Prentice
Part 3: Social networking and digital cultural objects
7. Photos: Flickr, Facebook and other social networking sites - Corinne Jorgensen 
8. Searching and creating affinities in web music collections - Nicola Orio  
9. Film retrieval on the Web - Katherine La Barre