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Preserving Complex Digital Objects - Janet Delve

Preserving Complex Digital Objects

By: Milena Dobreva, Janet Delve (Editor), David Anderson (Editor)


Published: 23rd June 2014
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This ground-breaking edited collection explores the challenges of preserving complex digital objects such as simulations, visualisations, digital art and video games. Drawing on the outputs of the JISC-funded Preservation of Complex Objects (POCOS) symposia, enhanced with specialist pathfinder solutions, this book will cover topics such as the legal and technical challenges of preservation, curation and authority, and digital archaeology. Written by international experts from a broad background of library, collecting institutions, information and computer science, and digital preservation backgrounds, this collection showcases the state of the art of the discipline and brings together stakeholder perspectives from across the preservation community. The collection is structured around six parts: * Why and what to preserve: creativity vs preservation * The memory institution: data archival perspectives * Digital preservation approaches, practices and tools * Case studies * A legal perspective * Pathfinder conclusions. Readership: Academics and students on digital preservation, digital humanities and information management courses, and those working in preservation and collecting for memory institutions will find this a valuable read. It will also be of particular interest to computer scientists, artists, games and emulation communities, archaeologists and digital forensic scientists.

"This book is an essential resource for anyone engaged with digital preservation activities. It becomes increasingly difficult to focus purely on the preservation of simple digital objects, we have to engage with the complex because developing ICT capabilities provide us with the means to incorporate more and more complexity in the artefacts and genres we create and use. Keeping up to date with advances in digital preservation know-how is challenge enough in itself; bringing together these outputs from the POCOS meetings in a single print resource provides much needed practical assistance. " -- Online Information Review

PART 1: ANALYSIS AND RETRIEVAL OF DIGITAL CULTURAL DOCUMENTATION 1. Semiotics of digital cultural documentation: images, music and film 2. Retrieval of digital cultural documentation: semantic and emotional indexing 3. Semantic web and cultural documentation 4. FRBR, intertextuality and cultural documentation PART 2: DIGITIZATION PROJECTS IN LIBRARIES, ARCHIVES AND MUSEUMS: CASE-STUDIES PART 3: SOCIAL NETWORKING AND CULTURAL DOCUMENTATION 6. Photos: Flickr, Facebook and other social networking sites 7. Classical Music retrieval on the Web 8. Indie music on the web: Spotify, social tagging, recommender sites 9. Film retrieval on the Web: Youtube, social tagging and sharing; IMDb, indexing, controlled vocabulary.

ISBN: 9781856049580
ISBN-10: 1856049582
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 432
Published: 23rd June 2014
Publisher: Facet Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 2.3