The application of workflow management to digital heritage resources

Al-Barakati, Abdullah, White, Martin and Patoli, Zeeshan (2014) The application of workflow management to digital heritage resources. International Journal of Information Management, 34 (5). 660 - 671. ISSN 0268-4012

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Abstract

Recent years have witnessed a noticeable proliferation in Digital Library Systems (DLSs) and their specialized form represented in Digital Heritage Resources (DHRs). DHRs usually manage a complex and varied mix of digital heritage objects of different types and formats. They tend to be complex in nature and usually involve complex, simultaneous and intersecting workflows. As a result, DHRs impose implementation challenges on any solutions that aim to manage their workflows. Thus, despite the proliferation of DHRs, it is a noteworthy trend that there is a general lack of workflow management solutions that can be utilized in such systems. As a research area that is rarely covered, this paper therefore presents the design and development of a novel Workflow Management System (WfMS) built to integrate withDHRs specifically, and DLSs in general. In this context, an experimental WfMS aimed to test the validity of workflow management integration with DHRs. The devised WfMS was built as a workflow management solution that can adequately address the specific hurdles imposed by DHR implementations. Additionally, a novel DHR implementation framework called DISPLAYS (Digital Library Services for Playing with Antiquity and Shared Heritage) is presented as a test bed for the proposed WfMS.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Digital library system
Schools and Departments: School of Engineering and Informatics > Informatics
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Depositing User: Martin White
Date Deposited: 10 May 2016 10:51
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2017 06:34
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/60853

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