On Friday, January 20, Prof. Vivien Petras from the Information Science Research Community will present latest research about searching in cultural heritage information systems:
Searching Cultural Heritage – Heterogeneity as a Challenge and as a Key
|Speaker||Prof. Vivien Petras, PhD|
|Institution||Research Group Information Retrieval at the Berlin School of Library and Information Science at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin|
|Date||January 20, 2017|
|Timeframe||2pm – 3pm|
Every domain presents different challenges for search environments. Heterogeneity in many variations (content types, data quality, multilinguality, audiences) is the unifying challenge of all cultural heritage information systems. This talk will discuss Europeana, the European digital library, museum and archive, as a case study for cultural heritage portals and introduce domain-specific interaction scenarios for this environment, which differ from general web search. It will present challenges we have identified in integrating cultural heritage resources in a search environment and discuss implementation solutions such as data enrichment, multilingual non-textual information access components that promise improvements but may also introduce other pitfalls.