Cultural Heritage Image Sharing Recommendations Report

Beth Knazook, Joan Murphy, Keren Barner, Katherine Cassidy, Steven Claeyssens, Claudio Cortese, Eileen J. Manchester, Thomas Padilla, Dana Reijerkerk, Glen Robson, Antje Schmidt, Tim Sherratt, Margaret Warren

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WorldFAIR Project (D13.2)
Deliverable 13.2 for the WorldFAIR Project’s Cultural Heritage Work Package (WP13). Although the cultural heritage sector has only recently begun to think of traditional gallery, library, archival and museum (‘GLAM’) collections as data, long established practices guiding the management and sharing of information resources has aligned the domain well with the FAIR principles for research data, evidenced in complementary workflows and standards that support discovery, access, reuse, and persistence. As explored in the previous report by Work Package 13 for the WorldFAIR Project, D13.1 Practices and policies supporting cultural heritage image sharing platforms, memory institutions are in an important position to influence cross-domain data sharing practices and raise critical questions about why and how those practices are implemented.

Deliverable 13.2 aims to build on our understanding of what it means to support FAIR in the sharing of image data derived from GLAM collections. This report looks at previous efforts by the sector towards FAIR alignment and presents 5 recommendations designed to be implemented and tested at the DRI that are also broadly applicable to the work of the GLAMs. The recommendations are ultimately a roadmap for the Digital Repository of Ireland (DRI) to follow in improving repository services, as well as a call for continued dialogue around ‘what is FAIR?’ within the cultural heritage research data landscape.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherZenodo - CERN (European Organisation for Nuclear Research)
Commissioning bodyEuropean Commission, WorldFAIR project
Number of pages35
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2023


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