Open Cultural Heritage

This paper offers an in-depth look at current issues and challenges faced by libraries, archives, and cultural heritage institutions, including current trends in metadata harvesting, public access, and institutional interoperability to develop a deep understanding of the current practice and way forward for cultural heritage information access. I conducted an extensive review of the literature, using a wide variety of interdisciplinary sources, on current and emerging trends in the description and access of cultural heritage information. The final research report is an exhaustive exploration of the history, evolution, challenges, and opportunities available to DPLA, Europeana, and BibFrame specifically, as well as the greater research community.

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Presented in a short talk at Pratt Institute, Spring 2014.