Application of information and communication technology for conservation of cultural heritage of Thalasseri

Raman Nair, R. Application of information and communication technology for conservation of cultural heritage of Thalasseri., 2008 . In National Seminar on Heritage Tourism in Thalassery, Thalassery, 20 March 2008. [Conference paper]


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The universe is an artifact, the work of the cosmic architect. Culture is also an artifact, the product of human nature and thought. Items of cultural heritage include the ecosystem, the conditioned natural resources, its inhabitants, their creations like text, image, sound, performing arts, sculptures, buildings, ornaments, utensils and the like and well as the knowledge related to them. Most of them are built up or created from the sweat and blood of the common people. So the heritage items are the common property of the whole population the region. It is the greedy and wealthy minority who in the name of industrialization and development, which is beneficial only to them, are destroying the heritage and from this what the majority will get is only one time return as employment for a short period. But the majority is selling the wealth of all their future generations, their life support systems. So heritage conservation is a common man’s requirement. The paper examines how ICT can be utilized to document, watch and manage, and create awareness on heritage items including natural resource, knowledge, text and a wide varieties of artifacts of great value that help to sustain life.

Item type: Conference paper
Keywords: ICT, digital archiving, heritage, conservation, Hermann Gundert, Kallen Pokkuden, Edward Brennen
Subjects: J. Technical services in libraries, archives, museum. > JH. Digital preservation.
H. Information sources, supports, channels. > HL. Databases and database Networking.
D. Libraries as physical collections. > DL. Archives.
D. Libraries as physical collections. > DM. Museums.
B. Information use and sociology of information > BC. Information in society.
H. Information sources, supports, channels. > HG. Non-print materials.
H. Information sources, supports, channels. > HH. Audio-visual, Multimedia.
H. Information sources, supports, channels. > HI. Electronic Media.
J. Technical services in libraries, archives, museum. > JG. Digitization.
Depositing user: R. Raman Nair
Date deposited: 09 May 2008
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:11


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