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Toward cultural significance awareness in HIS: a data model approach
Jouan, Pierre-André; Hallot, Pierre
2022In Journal of Cultural Heritage Management and Sustainable Development
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Keywords :
Cultural heritage; Cultural Significance; Heritage Information System; Values; Degree of significance; Data model
Abstract :
[en] Abstract Purpose The purpose of this paper is to address the challenging issue of developing a quantitative approach for the representation of cultural significance data in heritage information systems (HIS). The authors propose to provide experts in the field with a dedicated framework to structure and integrate targeted data about historical objects' significance in such environments. Design/methodology/approach This research seeks the identification of key indicators which allow to better inform decision-makers about cultural significance. Identified concepts are formalized in a data structure through conceptual data modeling, taking advantage on unified modeling language (HIS). The design science research (DSR) method is implemented to facilitate the development of the data model. Findings This paper proposes a practical solution for the formalization of data related to the significance of objects in HIS. The authors end up with a data model which enables multiple knowledge representations through data analysis and information retrieval. Originality/value The framework proposed in this article supports a more sustainable vision of heritage preservation as the framework enhances the involvement of all stakeholders in the conservation and management of historical sites. The data model supports explicit communications of the significance of historical objects and strengthens the synergy between the stakeholders involved in different phases of the conservation process.
Research center :
AAP - Art, Archéologie et Patrimoine - ULiège
Disciplines :
Engineering, computing & technology: Multidisciplinary, general & others
Author, co-author :
Jouan, Pierre-André  ;  Université de Liège - ULiège > Unités de recherche interfacultaires > Art, Archéologie et Patrimoine (AAP)
Hallot, Pierre  ;  Université de Liège - ULiège > Département d'Architecture
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Title :
Toward cultural significance awareness in HIS: a data model approach
Publication date :
07 April 2022
Journal title :
Journal of Cultural Heritage Management and Sustainable Development
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