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    July 21st, 2016LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    Facet Publishing have announced the publication of Managing Digital Cultural Objects: Analysis, discovery and retrieval edited by Allen Foster and Pauline Rafferty both at Aberystwyth University.

    The book explores the analysis and interpretation, discovery and retrieval of a variety of non-textual objects, including image, music and moving image.

    Bringing together chapters written by leading experts in the field, the first part of this book provides an overview of the theoretical and academic aspects of digital cultural documentation and considers both technical and strategic issues relating to cultural heritage projects, digital asset management and sustainability. The second part includes contributions from practitioners in the field focusing on case studies from libraries, archives and museums. While the third and final part considers social networking and digital cultural objects.

    Managing Digital Cultural Objects: Analysis, discovery and retrieval draws from disciplines including information retrieval, library and information science (LIS), digital preservation, digital humanities, cultural theory, digital media studies and art history. It’s argued that this multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary approach is both necessary and useful in the age of the ubiquitous and mobile web.

    Key topics covered include:

    • Managing, searching and finding digital cultural objects
    • Data modelling for analysis, discovery and retrieval
    • Social media data as a historical source
    • Visual digital humanities
    • Digital preservation of audio content
    • Photos on social networking sites
    • Searching and creating affinities in web music collections
    • Film retrieval on the web.

    The book will provide inspiration for students seeking to develop creative and innovative research projects at Masters and PhD levels and will be essential reading for those studying digital cultural object management. Equally, it should serve practitioners in the field who wish to create and develop innovative, creative and exciting projects in the future.


    Press and review copies contact:

    James Williams, Marketing & Sales Manager, Facet Publishing
    Tel: +44 (0)20 7255 0597


    Managing Digital Cultural Objects: Analysis, discovery and retrieval | Jul 2016 | 256pp | Paperback; 9781856049412; £54.95

    About the editors:

    Allen Foster has a BA in Social History, a Master's in Information Management and a PhD in Information Science. As Reader in Information Science, he has held various roles, including Head of Department for Information Studies, at Aberystwyth University. His research interest areas span the research process of Master's and PhD students, the development of models for information behaviour and serendipity, and user experience of information systems, creativity and information retrieval. He has guest edited for several journal special issues, is a regional editor for The Electronic Library and is a member of journal editorial boards, international panels and conference committees.

    Dr Pauline Rafferty MA(Hons) MSc MCLIP is a Senior Lecturer and Director of Teaching and Learning at the Department of Information Studies, Aberystwyth University. She previously taught at the Department of Information Science, City University London, and in the School of Information Studies and Department of Media and Communication at the University of Central England, Birmingham.


    Sarah Higgins, Aberystwyth University
    Katrin Weller, GESIS Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences
    Hannah Dee, Aberystwyth University
    Lorna Hughes, University of Glasgow
    Lloyd Roderick, Aberystwyth University
    Alexander Brown, Aberystwyth University
    Maureen Pennock, British Library
    Michael Day, British Library
    Will Prentice, British Library
    Corinne Jörgensen, Florida State University (Emeritus)
    Nicola Orio, University of Padua
    Kathryn La Barre, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    Rosa Ines de Novias Cordeiro, Federal Fluminense University, Rio de Janeiro

    The book is published by Facet Publishing and is available from Bookpoint Ltd | Tel: +44 (0)1235 827702 | Fax: +44 (0)1235 827703 | Email: | Web: | Mailing Address: Mail Order Dept, 39 Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon OX14 4TD. It is available in North America from the American Library Association.

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