An Architecture for Community-Based Curation and Presentation of Complex Digital Objects

  • Klaus Rechert
  • Dragan Espenschied
  • Isgandar Valizada
  • Thomas Liebetraut
  • Nick Russler
  • Dirk von Suchodoletz
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8279)


Preservation of complex, non-linear digital objects such as digital art or ancient computer environments has been a domain reserved for experts until now. Digital culture, however, is a broader phenomenon. With the introduction of the so-called Web 2.0 digital culture became a mass culture. New methods of content creation, publishing and cooperation lead to new cultural achievements. Therefore, novel tools and strategies are required, both for preservation but in particular for curation and presentation.

We propose a scaleable architecture suitable to create a community driven platform for preservation and curation of complex digital objects. Further, we provide novel means for presenting preserved results including technical meta-data, and thus, allowing for public review and potentially further community induced improvements.


Digital Object Image Archive Digital Preservation Disk Image Digital Artifact 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Klaus Rechert
    • 1
  • Dragan Espenschied
    • 2
  • Isgandar Valizada
    • 1
  • Thomas Liebetraut
    • 1
  • Nick Russler
    • 3
  • Dirk von Suchodoletz
    • 1
  1. 1.University of FreiburgFreiburgGermany
  2. 2.Karlsruhe University of Arts and DesignKarlsruheGermany
  3. 3.RWTH AachenAachenGermany

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