Preservation of scientific and cultural heritage in Balkan countries


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Tonta Y. A.

PROGRAM-ELECTRONIC LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SYSTEMS, vol.43, no.4, pp.419-429, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

Abstract

Purpose-The peoples living in the Balkan Peninsula over centuries have created a very rich cultural heritage and the constant political upheavals in the region have affected the development and preservation of their cultures. This paper aims to review the internet infrastructure and networked readiness levels of the Balkan countries, which are conducive to scientific co-operation and preservation of digitised cultural heritage. It also explores the destructive effects of wars on the cultural riches of the region.