The AthenaPlus booklets continue the publication series authored in the frame of the former ATHENA and Linked Heritage projects. These booklets were praised for their value and usefulness for the GLAMs industries.
The three booklets produced in the AthenaPlus project continue this success story and present to the readership up-to-date topics from the field of digital cultural heritage and digital cultural content management. They introduce aspects of highly-relevant themes such as digital storytelling, collections management and describing digital exhibitions. GLAM institutions wishing to deepen their knowledge on any of these fields find in the booklets helpful advice in how to proceed. The booklets address a wide audience, especially from the GLAM sector, and offer information derived from the project’s work in a precise and easily understandable format.
The booklet on “Digital Storytelling and Cultural Heritage: Stakes and Opportunities” is based on the “Report on existing tools and devices related to narrative approaches and requirements functionalities”that gives an overview of tools and applications that may serve as examples for the development of creative applications for the use and reuse of digital cultural heritage content. Starting from the results of this report the booklet on Digital Storytelling intends to inform GLAMs about opportunities and stakes connected to digital storytelling.
The booklet on “Metadata for the Description of Digital Exhibitions: The DEMES Element Set” was put forward by the Digital Exhibitions Working Group, an international association of researchers dealing with questions and practices connected to the creation of digital exhibitions. The best-practices booklet on DEMES summarizes the research work carried out by the working group and introduces an easy schema for the description of digital exhibitions helping GLAMs to improve the current descriptive practice through standardization and thus facilitate the accessibility and discoverability of digital exhibition in the web.
The booklet on “Implementing LIDO” provides to potential and new users of LIDO (Lightweight Information Describing Objects) a methodology for implementing the XML schema. The presented LIDO implementation methodology was developed in the AthenaPlus project as part of WP 2. It focuses on providing help and advice to users so that data can be exported successfully to portals and platforms.