The Digital Heritage domain meets the challenges by starting a number of activities:
- Initiating collaborative research on the impact of digitization on the experience and interpretation of cultural heritage and our memory of the past;
- Developing, testing, and evaluating new methods for accessing and researching collections of digital heritage in the University of Amsterdam’s new eHumanities lab, such as developing alternative access strategies and systems, developing network database visualizations and virtual reconstructions, and applying computational analysis to large-scale heritage databases;
- Collaborating on developing new applications to make existing knowledge and datasets accessible to new audiences, as in the (bi-)monthly seminar series Digital Heritage, which brings together scholars, heritage professionals and entrepreneurs to discuss new fundamental research and valorization opportunities in digitized heritage collections;
- Hosting new research projects on the preservation and archiving of digital art and the web;
- Starting fundamental research into digital source criticism (of search engines, 3D reconstructions, digital heritage databases, online portals), aimed at developing criteria for validating digital cultural heritage and thus bringing traditional source criticism up to speed with the digital age.