New Developments in Managing Information Based on Cultural Heritage Resources


TURKISH LIBRARIANSHIP, vol.30, no.4, pp.640-663, 2016 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 30 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.640-663


Generally cultural heritage resources that have an information content include historical records, manuscripts, historical books, ephemeral documents and audio visual materials, every kind of printed or electronic content which provide evidence about the past are kept in libraries, archives, museums and research centers. In this view main focus of all these resources is to give the right information about the past, and create a selection for the decision. All cultural heritage resources which contain information traditionally were created in printed environment, nowadays some resource are created in electronic environment, too. Digitization and developing digital systems for the printed resources are still one of the major issues of the organizations. Especially after 1990s majority of the cultural organizations started or planned to start digitization and digital content management programs. In the beginning of 2000s good examples of digital libraries, archives and museums seemed to appear all around the world. In the past decade studies on new kind of digital content management focused on good examples, preparing international standards and integration. This study shows how the cultural heritage presented traditionally in libraries, archives, and museums in different formats by using different techniques with technological opportunities and new approaches the way it's being handled and effects of these developments on social and professional life, the developed systems, standards, platforms, and expectations are examined and evaluated.