- Posted by 4Science
- On 12 July 2017
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In the last years humanities are witnessing a growth of available data. In this context scholars and cultural heritage professionals have to be able to correlate different data sources to better investigate the articulation of historical phenomena and of the transformation processes that affected human history and culture. In the analysis of the digital data, indeed, it is essential that they are not considered in isolation but in conjunction with all the contextual information needed to answer the research questions.
Historical data are often fragmentary, partial and biased, so frequently we can understand a content only in a contextual framework, analyzing its relationships within a global and multidimensional approach.
Digital Library Management Systems have to forcefully enter the research process to manage both qualitative and quantitative aspects of digital cultural heritage and allow researchers also to analyze data, highlighting and enhancing their relationships at different scales. Therefore the flexibility of the data model and the availability of tools for analysis and interpretation become fundamental features for such systems.
To face these challenges 4Science developed DSpace-GLAM (Galleries, Libraries, Archives, Museums), a Digital Library Management System based on DSpace and DSpace-CRIS.
DSpace-GLAM is an additional open-source configuration for the DSpace platform. It extends the DSpace data model, providing the ability to manage, collect and expose data about every entity important for the cultural heritage domain, such as persons, events, places, concepts and so on.
During the 2017 Theory and Practice in Digital Library Conference in Thessaloniki, 4Science will hold a tutorial to introduce attendees to DSpace-GLAM and to its new add-ons for digital cultural resources fruition and analysis (http://www.tpdl.eu/tpdl2017/tutorials/).
You can register for the Conference, here.
You can find the detailed program here.
You can find the poster of the Conference here.
We are looking forward to see you in Thessaloniki!