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International Journal of Digital Culture and Electronic Tourism
International Journal of Digital Culture and Electronic Tourism


Special Issue on: "Digital Culture and Cultural Heritage: Archives, Museums and Art - New Technologies, New Channels, New Culture"

Guest Editors:
Miltiadis Lytras, University of Patras, Greece
Elena García-Barriocanal, University of Alcalá, Spain
Lily Diaz-Kommonen, University of Art and Design Helsinki, Finland
Patricia Ordóñez De Pablos, University of Oviedo, Spain

In the digital world of the knowledge society, the development of infrastructures for the provision of access to cultural content and the prevention of cultural heritage requires a multifold analysis of social, business, and technological factors. In the context of the knowledge society, the key inquiry is to go beyond the traditional barriers for the open and equal access to cultural content and to integrate cultural content with learning and education.

In a global perspective, the new capacities of emerging technologies, such as pervasive and ubiquitous computing, semantic knowledge portals, broadband and satellite networks, Web 2.0 and semantic web, and open source software, set new challenges, define new horizons for human creativity and connectivity. Our strategic fit is that culture requires an integrated approach emphasising content, context and multiple, dynamic views of interactions.

This special issue focuses on digital culture as a domain where multiple and diverse scientific areas interact, new ideas of human creativity are applied and new services demonstrate the capacities of new technologies to define new digital ways of cultural content provision.

NOTE: All the authors of accepted papers will be invited in an international summit, with various think tanks promoting the humanistic vision of knowledge society, bringing together academics, practitioners, government and industry [if you are interested in this summit please contact Dr. Miltiadis Lytras]

Subject Coverage
Topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Culture portals
  • Advanced systems for digital culture in museums, archives and art institutions
  • Digitalisation of cultural property
  • Worldwide initiatives for the protection of cultural heritage
  • Linking digital culture and learning
  • Annotation of cultural content
  • Web 2.0 and development of social networks on the top of cultural heritage portals
  • Applications of mobile technologies for digital culture and cultural heritage
  • Ubiquitous and pervasive computing for digital culture and cultural heritage
  • Integration of digital culture and education
  • A diverse and multilingual cultural heritage
  • Changing meanings of culture:
  • Cultural diversity and multilingualism
  • Methodologies and approaches to digitisation
  • Cost and access to digital culture heritage resources
  • Science portals
  • Schools portals
  • Virtual reality and digital culture
  • Emerging forms of digitisation
  • Sustainable cultural heritage
  • Long term planning for protecting digital resources
  • Access to archives in Europe
  • Books and electronic publishing
  • Cultural policy and cultural diversity
  • Culture and neighbourhoods
  • Culture, creativity and the young
  • Case studies: cinema, dance, arts, tales and legends, tourism
  • New information technologies
  • Training of cultural administrators

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere

All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page

Important Dates

1-2 Page Abstract: 30 April 2007

Manuscripts due by: 30 September 2007

Notification to authors: 30 October 2007

Final versions due by: 15 December 2007

It is recommended potential contributors to contact Guest Editors at an early stage, since this will help a better fit with the focus and the editing strategy.