Beyond Lessons Learned: Opportunities and Challenges for Interplay Between Knowledge Management, Arts and Humanities in the Digital Age

  • Daniela Carlucci
  • Giovanni Schiuma
  • Francesco Santarsiero
Part of the Knowledge Management and Organizational Learning book series (IAKM, volume 7)


How do knowledge management, arts and humanities and big data dialogue in the digital era? What are the opportunities and challenges for arts and humanities in the age of big data? In the last years, we are seeing an increasing exploitation of big data and analytics in arts and humanities fields. Big data and digital technologies are inspiring new paths of development in the arts and humanities field, facilitating the creation and transfer of knowledge. The arts and humanities, in turn, are significantly contributing to the effective exploitation and extraction of meaning and knowledge from big data in several fields. It is evident that the innovative potential of a data-driven approach across the full range of arts and humanities disciplines is becoming more and more huge. However, more research and applications are still required to better understand both the value of creating and using such “strong data-driven ecosystems” in arts and humanities and their contribution to knowledge management processes. Accordingly, this chapter attempts to shed more light on the promising dialogue between arts and humanities and big data approaches in the digital age, by highlighting opportunities and challenges connected to knowledge management aspects.


Knowledge management Big data Arts and humanities Challenges Opportunities 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Daniela Carlucci
    • 1
  • Giovanni Schiuma
    • 2
  • Francesco Santarsiero
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of European and Mediterranean Cultures, Environment and Cultural Heritage (DICEM)University of BasilicataMateraItaly
  2. 2.Department of Mathematics, Computer Sciences and Economics (DIMIE)University of BasilicataMateraItaly

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