CFP: Digital Heritage: Museum Data, Digitization and Digital Infrastructure

Digital Humanities scholar and digital heritage practitioner, Dr. Anne Luther (Digital Benin), is proposing a book project with Routledge and seeks proposals for book chapters that address the following:

  • History of Digitization in Museum: history of cataloging, history of digitization and computers in museums, today’s practices.

  • Digital Infrastructure: foundational texts that build an overview on internal and public infrastructure (who is interacting with data in museums [practitioners], what are data in museums [standards, vocabularies, thesaurus, data structures], what are databases [differences, uses, technical possibilities, use] how do museums publish data online [infrastructure, standardization, LOI, Wiki, online catalogues etc.], what are differences between internal data use and online publication [technical, social, monetary].

  • Ownership: copyright, access, authorship and the digital divide

  • Practice and Education: case studies in- and outside the museum

  • Impact and Change: case studies on restitution, accessibility and change in museum policies, practices, authorship and ownership

Short proposals of 500 words can be submitted until 31 January 2023 to contact[at]

dh+lib Review

This post was produced through a cooperation between Claudia Berger, Colleen Farry, Tierney Gleason, Alix Keener, Mimosa Shah, Jennifer Stubbs, David Sye, and Mark Szarko (Editors-at-Large), Nickoal Eichmann-Kalwara and John Russell (Shift Editors), Caitlin Christian-Lamb, Linsey Ford, Pam Lach, Hillary Richardson, and Rachel Starry (dh+lib Review Editors).