Supporting DIY Approaches for Cultural Heritage Professionals through Digital Technology

Authors: Laura Maye

Date: 2013

Abstract: There is a lot of potential for Do-It-Yourself (DIY) approaches using digital technologies in cultural heritage institutions. In fact, some cultural institutions are already engaging in some DIY activities […]

Abstract: There is a lot of potential for Do-It-Yourself (DIY) approaches using digital technologies in cultural heritage institutions. In fact, some cultural institutions are already engaging in some DIY activities through social media. Furthermore, DIY toolkits are continuously in development and becoming available, enabling cultural heritage professionals to create interactive exhibitions. Hiring experts to complete these tasks can be very expensive and many cultural heritage institutions cannot afford this expense; therefore, DIY approaches using digital technologies may be an attractive alternative for cultural heritage professionals. With the emergence of such DIY approaches, my research argues that we ought to consider the activities that cultural heritage professionals undertake and if DIY approaches using digital technologies can support these activities.

This paper was presented by Laura Maye at the Doctoral Consortium at the INTERACT 2013 conference (the 14th IFIP TC13 Conference on Human-Computer Interaction) on the 3rd of September 2013 in Cape Town, South Africa. For more information on the conference, see interact2013.org.

The paper can be accessed at: http://www.academia.edu/4202054/Supporting_DIY_Approaches_for_Cultural_Heritage_Professionals_through_Digital_Technology.