Collect & Connect: Archives and Collections in a Digital Age 2020

Weber, A. (Chair), Katherine Wolstencroft (Chair), Eulàlia Gassó Miracle (Chair), Maarten Heerlien (Chair), Jaap van den Herik (Member of programme committee), Fons Verbeek (Member of programme committee)

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Description

In recent years, libraries, archives and museums have spent major efforts on annotating and enriching their digitized archives and collections with contextual information, in order to make them retrievable and interlinked in novel ways. Often institutions aim to enhance their reach and relevance for broader user groups. A major challenge in the field is the heterogeneous character of many of such digitized collections. Many handwritten archives and collections of physical objects in the realms of natural history, archaeology, history, and art history entail combinations of textual and visual elements whose interpretation requires a range of different expertises and computational technologies. This conference therefore welcomes papers that present, discuss, and reflect upon the technical, social, and institutional challenges digital heritage professionals and researchers encounter when enriching heterogeneous digitized collections with context.
Period23 Nov 202024 Nov 2020
Event typeConference
LocationLeiden, Netherlands
Degree of RecognitionInternational

Keywords

  • computer science
  • linked open data
  • computer vision
  • digital heritage
  • artificial intelligence
  • machine learning
  • digital collections
  • archives
  • digitization
  • natural history
  • biodiversity heritage