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Integrating citizen experiences in cultural heritage archives: requirements, state of the art, and challenges

Daga E., Astrino L., Damiano R., D'Aquino M., Diaz Agudo B., Gangemi A., Kuflik T., Lieto A., Maguire M., Marras A. M., Martinez Pandiani D., Mulholland P., Peroni S., Pescarin S., Wecker A.

Information systems  Digital libraries and archives  Collaborative and social computing systems and tools  Applied computing  Arts and humanities  cultural heritage  semantic web  citizen curation 

Digital archives of memory institutions are typically concerned with the cataloguing of artefacts of artistic, historical, and cultural value. Recently, new forms of citizen participation in cultural heritage have emerged, producing a wealth of material spanning from visitors' experiential feedback on exhibitions and cultural artefacts, to digitally mediated interactions like the ones happening on social media platforms. Citizen curation is proposed in the context of the European project SPICE - Social Participation, Cohesion, and Inclusion through Cultural Engagement - as a methodology for producing, collecting, interpreting, and archiving people's responses to cultural objects, with the aim of favouring the emergence of multiple, sometimes conflicting viewpoints, and motivating users and memory institutions to reflect upon them. We argue that citizen curation urges to rethink the nature of computational infrastructures supporting data management of memory institutions, bringing novel challenges that include issues of distribution, authoritativeness, interdependence, privacy, and rights management. To approach these issues, we survey relevant literature towards a distributed, Linked Data infrastructure, with a focus on identifying the roles and requirements involved in such an infrastructure. We show how existing research can contribute significantly in facing the challenges raised by citizen curation, and discuss challenges and opportunities from the socio-technical standpoint.

Source: Journal on computing and cultural heritage (Online) 37 (2022): 1–36. doi:10.1145/3477599

Publisher: Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY , Stati Uniti d'America


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	title = {Integrating citizen experiences in cultural heritage archives: requirements, state of the art, and challenges},
	author = {Daga E. and Astrino L. and Damiano R. and D'Aquino M. and Diaz Agudo B. and Gangemi A. and Kuflik T. and Lieto A. and Maguire M. and Marras A. M. and Martinez Pandiani D. and Mulholland P. and Peroni S. and Pescarin S. and Wecker A.},
	publisher = {Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY , Stati Uniti d'America},
	doi = {10.1145/3477599},
	journal = {Journal on computing and cultural heritage (Online)},
	volume = {37},
	pages = {1–36},
	year = {2022}

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