Preserving Our Digital Heritage: Information Systems for Data Management and Preservation

  • Julian D RichardsEmail author
  • Kieron Niven
  • Stuart Jeffrey
Part of the Springer Series on Cultural Computing book series (SSCC)


It is essential that we develop effective systems for the management and preservation of digital heritage data. This chapter outlines the key issues surrounding access, sharing and curation, and describes current efforts to establish research infrastructures in a number of countries. It aims to provide a detailed overview of the issues involved in the creation, ingest, preservation and dissemination of 3D datasets in particular. The chapter incorporates specific examples from past and present Archaeology Data Service (ADS) projects and highlights the recent work undertaken by the ADS and partners to specify standards and workflows in order to aid the preservation and reuse of 3D datasets.


3D laser scanning Close range photogrammetry Data management Digital archiving Digital repositories Research infrastructure 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Julian D Richards
    • 1
    Email author
  • Kieron Niven
    • 1
  • Stuart Jeffrey
    • 1
  1. 1.Archaeology Data ServiceUniversity of YorkYorkUK

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