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Exploring the Kyoto Digital Archives Project: Challenging the Funding Model of Digital Archive Development

  • Noriko Asato
  • Andrew Wertheimer
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9469)

Abstract

Within the Japanese world of digital archives, Kyoto plays a key role. The city became a pioneer in digital archive development by partnering with academics, private organizations with cultural treasures, and private industry. They created the Kyoto Digital Archives Project, an organization that developed a profit-sharing model for digitizing materials and overcoming complex issues of intellectual property. This paper examines how it developed, and also looks at its framework for proposing autonomous regional archives over a homogenized national digital archive.

Keywords

Digital archives E-Japan strategy Intellectual property Copyright Cultural preservation Funding digital archives National identity Regional identity 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Library and Information Science ProgramUniversity of HawaiiHonoluluUSA

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