Volume XLII-2/W5
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLII-2/W5, 335-342, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLII-2-W5-335-2017
© Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLII-2/W5, 335-342, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLII-2-W5-335-2017
© Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

  18 Aug 2017

18 Aug 2017

“DIGITAL HERITAGE” THEORY AND INNOVATIVE PRACTICE

Y. He, Y. H. Ma, and X. R. Zhang Y. He et al.
  • Tsinghua Heritage Institute for Digitization, Beijing 100085, China

Keywords: Digital heritage, cultural heritage, digitization, innovative practice, “Digital Yuanmingyuan”

Abstract. “Digital heritage”, as defined in this paper, is the integration of cultural heritage with digitization technology (“cultural heritage + digitization”), and of digital knowledge with research. It includes not only the three conventional aspects of cultural heritage digitization—digital collection and documentation, digital research and information management, digital presentation and interpretation—but also the creation and innovative use/application of the digital content (cultural heritage intellectual property/IP, experiential education, cultural tourism, film and media). Through analysis of two case studies, the Palazzo Valentini in Rome, Italy, and the Old Summer Palace (Yuanmingyuan) in Beijing, China, the paper assesses the concept of “digital heritage” and proposes a conceptual framework to capture recent developments and future prospects with regard to the industry.