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Data Spaces for Cultural Heritage: Insights from GLAM Innovation Labs

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The accumulation of digital cultural heritage collections for decades was shaped by centralised approaches based on the aggregation, harmonisation and enrichment of digital assets from a variety of sources. Currently, there is an ongoing transition towards decentralised infrastructures employing intelligent tools for answering more diversified user demands: the data spaces. This paper looks at the current understanding of what a European data space for cultural heritage should provide and takes as an inspirational example the work of innovation labs in galleries, libraries, archives and museums (GLAM labs). It focuses on the data users within data spaces. This paper is a first attempt to explore user requirements within the context of data spaces and the transition from aggregated to decentralised e-infrastructures for digital heritage.

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The contribution of M. Dobreva is supported by GATE project, funded by OP Science and Education for Smart Growth under Grant Agreement No. BG05M2OP001-1.003-0002-C01. The contribution of K. Stefanov is partially supported by the project KP-06-DB/6 DISTILL funded by the NSF of Bulgaria Project and by UNITe BG05M2OP001-1.001-0004 funded by the OP “Science and Education for Smart Growth” and co-funded by the EU through the ESI Funds.

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Dobreva, M., Stefanov, K., Ivanova, K. (2022). Data Spaces for Cultural Heritage: Insights from GLAM Innovation Labs. In: Tseng, YH., Katsurai, M., Nguyen, H.N. (eds) From Born-Physical to Born-Virtual: Augmenting Intelligence in Digital Libraries. ICADL 2022. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 13636. Springer, Cham.

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