Digitisation of Culture: Namibian and International Perspectives

  • Dharm Singh Jat
  • Jürgen Sieck
  • Hippolyte N'Sung-Nza Muyingi
  • Heike Winschiers-Theophilus
  • Anicia Peters
  • Shawulu Nggada

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Dharm Singh Jat, Jürgen Sieck, Hippolyte N’Sung-Nza Muyingi, Heike Winschiers-Theophilus, Anicia Peters, Shawulu Nggada
    Pages 1-4
  3. Conceptualisation of Digital Heritage

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. Jennyfer Lawrence Taylor, Alessandro Soro, Paul Roe, Anita Lee Hong, Margot Brereton
      Pages 7-28
    3. Donovan Maasz, Heike Winschiers-Theophilus, Colin Stanley, Kasper Rodil, Uriaike Mbinge
      Pages 29-47
    4. Sonia Yaco, Arkalgud Ramaprasad
      Pages 49-64
  4. Digital Architectures of Culture

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-97
    2. Michael Bosomefi Chamunorwa, Heike Winschiers-Theophilus, Tariq Zaman
      Pages 99-117
    3. Heinrich Naatwilwe Aluvilu, Heike Winschiers-Theophilus, Sarala Krishnamurthy
      Pages 119-134
    4. Elisabeth Thielen, Alexander Kremer, Tobias Krüger, Bastian Hermann, Jürgen Sieck
      Pages 135-150
    5. Bastian Hermann, Jürgen Sieck
      Pages 151-168
  5. Augmented Reality and Multi Media Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 169-169
    2. Christian Kassung, Sebastian Schwesinger
      Pages 171-185
    3. Helvi Itenge-Wheeler, Heike Winschiers-Theophilus, Alessandro Soro, Margot Brereton
      Pages 187-204
    4. Kileni Fernando, Tertu Fernandu, Simpson Kapembe, Kamati Isay, Japeni Hoffeni
      Pages 205-221
  6. Interactivity in Culture Experiences

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 245-245
    2. Ruben Ndjibu, Naska Goagoses, Heike Winschiers-Theophilus, Anicia Peters, Fannes Namhunya
      Pages 247-268
    3. Svitlana Antoshchuk, Mykyta Kovalenko, Jürgen Sieck
      Pages 269-286

About this book


This book explores the digitization of culture as a means of experiencing and understanding cultural heritage in Namibia and from international perspectives. It provides various views and perspectives on the digitization of culture, the goal being to stimulate further research, and to rapidly disseminate related discoveries. Aspects covered here include: virtual and augmented reality, audio and video technology, art, multimedia and digital media integration, cross-media technologies, modeling, visualization and interaction as a means of experiencing and grasping cultural heritage.

Over the past few decades, digitization has profoundly changed our cultural experience, not only in terms of digital technology-based access, production and dissemination, but also in terms of participation and creation, and learning and partaking in a knowledge society. Computing researchers have developed a wealth of new digital systems for preserving, sharing and interacting with cultural resources.

The book provides important information and tools for policy makers, knowledge experts, cultural and creative industries, communication scientists, professionals, educators, librarians and artists, as well as computing scientists and engineers conducting research on cultural topics.


Digitization of Culture Digital Preservation Indigenous Knowledge Context-sensitive Services Augmented Reality Location-based Services

Editors and affiliations

  • Dharm Singh Jat
    • 1
  • Jürgen Sieck
    • 2
  • Hippolyte N'Sung-Nza Muyingi
    • 3
  • Heike Winschiers-Theophilus
    • 4
  • Anicia Peters
    • 5
  • Shawulu Nggada
    • 6
  1. 1.Computer ScienceNamibia University of Science and TechnologyWindhoekNamibia
  2. 2.Computer ScienceHTW BerlinBerlinGermany
  3. 3.Computer ScienceNamibia University of Science and TechnologyWindhoekNamibia
  4. 4.Computer ScienceNamibia University of Science and TechnologyWindhoekNamibia
  5. 5.Computing and InformaticsNamibia University of Science and TechnologyWindhoekNamibia
  6. 6.Computer ScienceNamibia University of Science and TechnologyWindhoekNamibia

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