The role of the national university in developing nations' digital cultural heritage projects: A perspective from Kazakhstan

Heidi E. Dowding

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Abstract

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore the role of the national university in developing sustainable cultural heritage digital preservation practices. Design/methodology/approach: Using Nazarbayev University in Astana, Kazakhstan as an example, this paper discusses current development of cultural heritage digital collections, and looks to the university library's impact on nationwide digital practices development. Findings: While the university and its digital collections are still nascent, NU will likely have a large impact on the creation of sustainable digital cultural heritage preservation practices due to its international visibility and direct connection to stakeholders. Originality/value: Focused on developing nations, this paper will be of special interest to librarians working in countries facing similar challenges, such as other CIS nations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)52-61
Number of pages10
JournalOCLC Systems and Services
Volume30
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Cultural heritage
  • Developing nations
  • Digital collections
  • Digitization
  • Preservation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Education
  • Library and Information Sciences

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