Museums’ Institutional Strategies for Linked Open Data: Towards an Inter-Museum Digital Cultural Space?
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Publisher: Université Lille-3
keywordsinstitutional strategies, inter-museum space, Linked Open Data, heritage mediation
This article focuses on the institutional strategies and cultural heritage mediation practices of museums that make use of the socio-technical affordances of Linked Open Data (LOD). We highlight, the issues raised by the implementation of LOD in the cultural sector with respect to images, visibility and dissemination of heritage objects. We then analyze the articulation between organizations’ editorial strategies and the construction of conceptual and technical LOD models by presenting the characteristics of currently emerging heritage mediation practices. In light of the practices studied, we explore the possibility of an inter-museum digital cultural space.