14 March 2007

Call for papers: Digital Culture and Cultural Heritage: Archives, Museums and Art - New Technologies, New Channels, New Culture

Call for papers: Digital Culture and Cultural Heritage: Archives, Museums and Art - New Technologies, New Channels, New Culture

A special issue of International Journal of Digital Culture and Electronic Tourism

In the digital world of the knowledge society, the development of infrastructures for the provision of access to cultural content and the prevention of cultural heritage requires a multifold analysis of social, business, and technological factors. In the context of the knowledge society, the key inquiry is to go beyond the traditional barriers for the open and equal access to cultural content and to integrate cultural content with learning and education.

In a global perspective, the new capacities of emerging technologies, such as pervasive and ubiquitous computing, semantic knowledge portals, broadband and satellite networks, Web 2.0 and semantic web, and open source software, set new challenges, define new horizons for human creativity and connectivity. Our strategic fit is that culture requires an integrated approach emphasising content, context and multiple, dynamic views of interactions.

This special issue focuses on digital culture as a domain where multiple and diverse scientific areas interact, new ideas of human creativity are applied and new services demonstrate the capacities of new technologies to define new digital ways of cultural content provision.

Topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Culture portals
  • Advanced systems for digital culture in museums, archives and art institutions
  • Digitalisation of cultural property
  • Worldwide initiatives for the protection of cultural heritage
  • Linking digital culture and learning
  • Annotation of cultural content
  • Web 2.0 and development of social networks on the top of cultural heritage portals
  • Applications of mobile technologies for digital culture and cultural heritage
  • Ubiquitous and pervasive computing for digital culture and cultural heritage
  • Integration of digital culture and education
  • A diverse and multilingual cultural heritage
  • Changing meanings of culture:
  • Cultural diversity and multilingualism
  • Methodologies and approaches to digitisation
  • Cost and access to digital culture heritage resources
  • Science portals
  • Schools portals
  • Virtual reality and digital culture
  • Emerging forms of digitisation
  • Sustainable cultural heritage
  • Long term planning for protecting digital resources
  • Access to archives in Europe
  • Books and electronic publishing
  • Cultural policy and cultural diversity
  • Culture and neighbourhoods
  • Culture, creativity and the young
  • Case studies: cinema, dance, arts, tales and legends, tourism
  • New information technologies
  • Training of cultural administrators
Important Dates

1-2 Page Abstract: 30 April 2007
Submission of manuscripts: 30 September 2007
Notification to authors: 30 October 2007
Final versions due: 15 December 2007

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