Editorial

Heritage Transformations

Citation

Bonacchi C (2021) Heritage Transformations. Big Data and Society, 8 (2). https://doi.org/10.1177/20539517211034302

Abstract
The Special l Theme examines the dynamic relationships between production, availability and usage of Big Data, laying out a research agenda for digital heritage at the time of the ‘data turn’. Over the past fifteen years, a proliferation of heritage data has been generated by ‘ecosystems of distributed practices’ enacted by the co-working of bodies, cultural identities, organisational workflows, software, application programming interfaces, etc. (Ruppert 2018, 19–20). The authors of research articles and commentaries in this collection explore the three macro-dimensions along which we can map transformations of and by heritage in Big Data ecologies: 1) ontologies, or heritage as datified resources; 2) interactions; and 3) methodologies and epistemologies

Keywords
Heritage transformations; datified heritage; Big Data ecologies; collecting; activism; values

Journal
Big Data and Society: Volume 8, Issue 2

StatusPublished
FundersAHRC Arts and Humanities Research Council
Publication date31/12/2021
Publication date online04/08/2021
Date accepted by journal05/07/2021
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/32872
eISSN2053-9517