Studies in Digital Heritage (SDH) is a peer-reviewed academic journal established by the Office of Scholarly Publishing (OSP) and the Virtual World Heritage Lab at Indiana University. The mission of SDH is to promote the open exchange of information and knowledge among researchers, practitioners, policymakers, and others who strive to improve the collection, use, management, preservation, and dissemination of Digitized Cultural Heritage. The vision of SDH is to be the premier forum where the scientific discussion among scholars can be developed, touching the entire gamut of Digital Heritage. SDH publishes peer-reviewed research articles and occasionally non-peer-reviewed materials (e.g., interviews and editorials) with biannual frequency.

SDH is listed on the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) and  SCOPUS

ISSN 2574-1748

Vol. 6 No. 1 (2022)

There is an ongoing evolution of digital survey-based practices from linear to cyclic workflows. Past and current innovative projects, including EU initiatives (COST-COSCH, SCAN4RECO, ITN-CHANGE), are no longer one-shot isolated case study applications that build and explore a single-sourced digital model. Instead, Digital Heritage (DH) innovation is related to complex scenarios where the digital model is used to represent, renew, and discuss over time the added knowledge of multi-source virtual reconstruction. We cannot consider our production methods made of straightforward I/O operative chains; instead, we should see them as part of a system. Involving the principle of a systemic approach helps to embrace the multiplicity and complexity of DH practices and supports the definition of multimodal layers. The cover image shows a diagram of multimodal layers in the Cultural Heritage domain.

Published: 2022-06-30

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