Cultural Heritage and ICT: State of the Art and Perspectives


This paper tries to outline the evolution of the role of ICT with respect to Cultural Heritage showing how, starting from the first digitization projects, ICT has gradually become the major driving force for both preserving and exploiting Cultural Heritage. Specifically, the key role of advances in automatic recognition within texts and multimedia information are considered.

Essential Website References
Cultural Heritage Search Engine
Dublin Core Metadata Initiative (DCMI)
Federal Agencies Digitization Guidelines Initiative (FADGI)
International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)
Journal on Computing and Cultural Heritage (JOCCH), ACM, New York
Journal of Cultural Heritage, Elsevier, Amsterdam, NL
Library of Congress, Washington, USA
MPEG official site
UNESCO - Intangible Cultural Heritage
World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) - Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)

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Author Biography

Goffredo Haus, Università degli Studi di Milano

Goffredo Haus is known for his research in computer science for music and multimedia.  Since 1985 he has established at the Computer Science Department of the State University of Milan and, since then, directed the Laboratorio di Informatica Musicale (LIM). He is currently the Dean of that Dept. He is full  professor in the Computer Science area at the State University of Milan. He teaches Computer Science Applications in Music, Foundations of Computer Science, Multimedia Digital Archives. He has also directed computer music and multimedia projects of industrial interest, and carried out didactic and other cultural activities, both inside and outside academy. The most relevant are the projects concerning the rescuing of the Musical Archive at Teatro alla Scala in Milan and the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow. He published about two hundred scientific papers, and also dozens of other kinds of publications, including a number of books and CD-ROMs concerning computer applications in music. In 1992, he has been the head of many scientific projects in the frame of the IEEE Computer Society & Standards Association.

How to Cite
HAUS, Goffredo. Cultural Heritage and ICT: State of the Art and Perspectives. DigitCult - Scientific Journal on Digital Cultures, [S.l.], v. 1, n. 1, p. 9-20, may 2016. ISSN 2531-5994. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 20 mar. 2019. doi:
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