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Digital Heritage: Concluding Thoughts

  • Eugene Ch′ngEmail author
  • Vincent L. Gaffney
  • Henry Chapman
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Part of the Springer Series on Cultural Computing book series (SSCC)

Abstract

Digital approaches to heritage and archaeology were in development since the 1980s and witnessed exponential growth throughout the 1990s. The successive decade saw the breadth and depth of digital technology being applied in heritage and archaeology, encompassing a more complete process in research and focusing on more practical methodologies. It is perhaps at this juncture that digital heritage can be said to be approaching a stage of maturity. The impacts of technological change on the process and dissemination of research witnessed within this volume have demonstrated just that. However, the combinations and permutations of existing and emerging digital technologies and the subject of study in heritage and archaeology are continually creating new areas of research. In this concluding chapter, we reflect upon the research presented in this volume and explore the notion of a continuum of digital heritage development and the recent changes in a more substantive manner.

Keywords

Digital technology Heritage Blurring boundaries Future trends 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eugene Ch′ng
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Vincent L. Gaffney
    • 1
    • 2
  • Henry Chapman
    • 3
  1. 1.IBM Visual and Spatial Technology Centre, Digital Humanities HubThe University of BirminghamEdgbastonUK
  2. 2.Centre for Creative Content and Digital InnovationUniversiti MalayaKuala LumpurMalaysia
  3. 3.IBM Visual and Spatial Technology CentreThe University of BirminghamEdgbastonUK

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