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Research Agenda for Cultural Heritage on Information Networks

From: Susan Siegfried <ssiegfried>
Date: Thursday, October 12, 1995
Request For Comment

In a network environment increasingly driven by commercial
interests, what is the future of cultural information?

How can members of the cultural sector work together to define its
technical needs and mobilize to be heard?

Your participation is needed to help build consensus on a research
agenda that enhances access to cultural heritage information in
electronic form.  In a community-based effort sponsored by the Getty
Art History Information Program (AHIP), experts in information
science and the humanities have drafted papers on the critical
technical challenges posed by humanities and arts information in the
following research domains:

    Tools for Creating and Exploiting Content
    Knowledge Representation
    Resource Search and Discovery
    Conversion of Traditional Data Formats into Digital Media
    Image and Multimedia Retrieval
    Learning and Teaching
    Archiving and Authenticity
    New Social and Economic Mechanisms to Encourage Access

We invite you to comment on the papers by responding to the issues
they raise and by proposing other topics relevant to the domain
areas. An Overview and Discussion Points are provided for your
convenience. The open electronic discussion runs from October 2 to
November 2, 1995, moderated by David Bearman.  Your response will
enable us to take diverse perspectives into account before
publishing a summary of the Research Agenda papers in 1996.

You can participate via the World Wide Web by pointing your browser
to the following location:

You can participate by electronic mail by subscribing to the
discussion list.  Send an e-mail message to
"majordomo [at] ahip__getty__edu" with the following text in the message
area (leave the "Subject:" line blank):

    subscribe agenda  your_e-mail_address

for example:

    subscribe agenda   ssiegfried [at] getty__edu

When you subscribe you will receive instructions on downloading the
Research Agenda papers and participating in the discussion.

Thank you for your interest in the Research Agenda for Cultural
Heritage on Information Networks.  We look forward to your
participation. Sincerely,

Susan Siegfried
Research Projects Manager
Getty Art History Information Program

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