Towards a Global Infrastructure for Digital Cultural Heritage

  • Nadezhda PovroznikEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11196)


The development of global information infrastructure for digital cultural heritage is a key to ensuring the openness and accessibility of objects of such heritage on a global scale, increasing the economic, social and cultural impact of the created resources and services, and more efficiently addressing social priorities. Author shows that documentation systems play an important unifying role in the modern world of information infrastructure for digital cultural heritage. The diversity of information resources requires further study and classification, which is also necessary for more detailed documentation and cataloging of these resources. The development of systems for documenting information resources for digital cultural heritage on a global scale is continuing and has great potential in terms of systematizing data on information resources. This article examines the current state of information infrastructure for digital cultural heritage, identifies primary components and discusses their significance, determining obstacles to the formation of this infrastructure, and tracing the development of the digital cultural heritage infrastructure.


E-infrastructure Digital cultural heritage Documentation information systems Information resources and services 



The project “Historical information-oriented information systems” was supported by a grant from the Russian Fund for Basic Research and implemented in 2013-2015. Thanks to the staff of the Center for Digital Humanities of Perm State University, the platform continued its development. The author expresses gratitude to the students of the Departments of History and Politics, Philosophy and Sociology and Philological faculty of the Perm State University, who took part in the search for resources for digital cultural heritage, their analysis and expansion of the catalog.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Perm State UniversityPermRussia

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