Digital Imagery for Significant Cultural and Historical Materials
- An Emerging Research Field Bridging People, Culture, and Technologies
Ching-chih Chen, Howard Wactlar, James Z. Wang, Kevin Kiernan
(and other contributors)
Digital imagery for significant cultural and historical materials is
an emerging research field that bridges people, culture, and
technologies. In this paper, we first discuss the great importance of
this field. Then we focus on its four interrelated sub-areas: (1)
creation and preservation, (2) retrieval, (3) presentation and
usability, and (4) applications and use. We propose several
mechanisms to encourage collaboration. We argue that the research has
high potential impact to our digital society. Finally, we make
specific recommendations on what to pursue in this field.
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Ching-chih Chen, Howard Wactlar, James Z. Wang and Kevin Kiernan,
``Digital Imagery for Significant Cultural and Historical Materials -
An Emerging Research Field Bridging People, Culture, and
Technologies,'' International Journal on Digital Libraries,
Special Issue: Towards the New Generation Digital Libraries:
Recommendations of the US-NSF/EU-DELOS Working Groups, vol. 5, no. 4,
pp. 275-286, 2005.
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July 26, 2005