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The Role of Information Management for the Sustainable Conservation of Cultural Heritage

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GPAC-Built Heritage Research Group, Laboratory for the Geometric Documentation of Heritage, University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Justo Vélez de Elorriaga 1, 01006 Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
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Department of Applied Mathematics, Faculty of Engineering of Vitoria-Gasteiz, University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), 48940 Leioa, Spain
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Department of Painting, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Barrio Sarriena, 48940 Leioa, Spain
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Institute of Architecture and Building Science (IUACC), University of Seville, Reina Mercedes 2, 41012 Seville, Spain
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Andalusian Institute of Historical Heritage (IAPH), Camino de los Descubrimientos (Carthusian Monastery), 41092 Sevilla, Spain
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Academic Editor: Francesca Di Turo
Sustainability 2021, 13(8), 4325; https://doi.org/10.3390/su13084325
Received: 17 February 2021 / Revised: 8 April 2021 / Accepted: 12 April 2021 / Published: 13 April 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Affirming Authenticity: Sustainable Conservation of Cultural Heritage)
Central to the entire discipline of heritage restoration and conservation is the concept of information management. Nevertheless, traditionally, conservation and restoration has been a poorly documented discipline, which has led not only to a lack of standardization and awareness about the processes carried out in the past, but also poses problems both when new restoration works are necessary and for the preventive conservation of the elements of heritage. This study sets out to propose a conceptual framework to explore the relationship between conservation of heritage and information management on the basis of case studies; in particular: a spatial data infrastructure (SDI) of a regional government concerning an endangered plant (wild grapevine) with an important potential for cultural and touristic uses in a wine-making region; an open data guide—the Digital Guide of Andalusian Cultural Heritage; a university repository connected to Europeana, which contains reports and outcomes of projects of geometric documentation of elements of heritage; a repository of an organization in charge of the protection and care of the heritage; and finally, two examples of the use of heritage building information models (HBIM) in complex monuments. After discussing the characteristics of each case, this paper concludes that, although the availability of information and tools is growing, further progress is still necessary concerning the interoperability, outreach and reuse of the different solutions. View Full-Text
Keywords: cultural heritage; conservation; information management; digital preservation; valorization of cultural heritage cultural heritage; conservation; information management; digital preservation; valorization of cultural heritage
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Korro Bañuelos, J.; Rodríguez Miranda, Á.; Valle-Melón, J.M.; Zornoza-Indart, A.; Castellano-Román, M.; Angulo-Fornos, R.; Pinto-Puerto, F.; Acosta Ibáñez, P.; Ferreira-Lopes, P. The Role of Information Management for the Sustainable Conservation of Cultural Heritage. Sustainability 2021, 13, 4325. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13084325

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Korro Bañuelos J, Rodríguez Miranda Á, Valle-Melón JM, Zornoza-Indart A, Castellano-Román M, Angulo-Fornos R, Pinto-Puerto F, Acosta Ibáñez P, Ferreira-Lopes P. The Role of Information Management for the Sustainable Conservation of Cultural Heritage. Sustainability. 2021; 13(8):4325. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13084325

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Korro Bañuelos, Jaione, Álvaro Rodríguez Miranda, José M. Valle-Melón, Ainara Zornoza-Indart, Manuel Castellano-Román, Roque Angulo-Fornos, Francisco Pinto-Puerto, Pilar Acosta Ibáñez, and Patricia Ferreira-Lopes. 2021. "The Role of Information Management for the Sustainable Conservation of Cultural Heritage" Sustainability 13, no. 8: 4325. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13084325

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