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SESSION OF ECLAP 2013 Conference : Trust and Quality in Cultural Heritage Digital Libraries Session

Herausgegeben von der katia.maratea MO, 2013-01-28 19:14

Session Chair: dr. Emanuele Bellini

The present information society is highly dependent on digital resources. The various cultural heritage digital repositories store intangible objects and entities and make them available to users through telematics networks: we download tons of resources from the net, we base our cultural and scientific researches mainly on those resources retrieved and collected from Internet, we share and exploit contents on multi device and in different domains, but several challenges emerge for the current scenario.

For instance:

  • How can we verify the authenticity and provenance of the documents?
  • How can we Trust the repository that preserves such resources in a long term perspective?
  • What are the main Quality issues and how can we improve the Quality of the resource curation?
  • How can we assess this Quality?

Indeed, Trust embraces constructs of ethics, morals, emotions, values, and natural attitudes and combines a variety of fields. Similarly Quality, as identified by David Garvin, depends on the domain of analysis (philosophy, economics, marketing, and operations management) and from the point of view adopted (user, product, process, value, etc.).

Even if they are complicated and multifaceted concepts, difficult to frame in a single definition, there are several standards, tools, and best practices that attempt to respond to the Trust and Quality demand in the Cultural Heritage domain by addressing the issues at the levels of content, metadata, repository, and policy.

This session aims to explore the mature or early adopted solutions for content, metadata, repository, and policy also coming from neighbor domains like Libraries, Archives, Museums, and Science that can fit with the Trust and Quality requirements of the performing arts domain.

The objectives are:

  • Transferring “know how” to performing arts institution decision makers;
  • Gaining a better understanding of the current state of the art and the best practices;
  • Providing practical solutions for enhancing and assessing Trust and Quality;
  • Identifying which solutions are already “on the shelves” and those that are more promised and might become the next best practices.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:


  • Standards, Repository certification solutions;
  • Authenticity and Provenance tools;
  • Reputation tools, Resource Certification;
  • Repository Risk assessment;
  • Persistent Identifier solutions;
  • Resource Integrity tools;
  • Policies.

Quality assessment:

  • Assessment framework and tools;
  • Quality certifications;
  • Standards;
  • Metadata metrics and measurement tools;
  • Indicators.

Enhancing Quality:

  • Workflow management tools;
  • Metadata validation tools;
  • Content life cycle management tools;
  • Policies;
  • Semantic based tools.


  • Submission of papers to the Sessions: 31 January 2013 22 February 2013
  • Response to the Authors: 15 February 2013 POSTPONED
  • Camera ready version in PDF with the correct format: 28 February 2013 POSTPONED
  • Conference: 8-10 April 2013

For info: or visit the ECLAP portal or main conference page:

Papers should be submitted to the Organising Chair by using the OCS service provided by Springer.
Object should be entitled: Trust and Quality in Cultural Heritage Digital Libraries.
Papers must be submitted in their final version according to the guidelines indicated in the ECLAP 2013 Call for Paper web page. The papers would be also published on the ECLAP Portal.  We acknowledge receipt and answer to all paper proposals submitted. All accepted papers will be included in the ECLAP 2013 Conference Proceedings printed by Springer LNCS.