The Director of DRI, Dr Natalie Harrower, appears as a guest on the latest episode of the Royal Irish Academy podcast series on Heritage. In this episode, Dr Harrower talks about the challenges of preserving heritage that is ‘born digital’ and how best to collect and safeguard our digital cultural heritage.
The RIA Heritage Podcast series is a collection of eight 20 minute podcasts by academic researchers and leaders of major Irish heritage institutions. The series addresses questions of critical importance in Irish heritage, including opportunities and challenges of preservation and the protection of Irish cultural heritage. It also provides a valuable and educational resource recorded by experts in heritage and preservation, which is publicly accessible, to prompt thought and discussion. The Heritage Podcast series is developed and produced by the Historical Studies Committee of the Royal Irish Academy, and funded by the Heritage Council as part of the 2018 European Year of Cultural Heritage.
RIA Heritage Podcast: Digital Cultural Heritage – Dr Natalie Harrower
Thirty years after the World Heritage Convention was created to identify and protect outstanding natural and cultural heritage of universal value across the world, UNESCO adopted the Charter on the Preservation of Digital Heritage, highlight the pressing need to address the preservation of our digital legacy. Spanning Kerry to Palmyra, and discussing art, archaeology, Frankfurt school philosophy and 3D scanning, this podcast examines the challenges and solutions for preserving - and providing long-term access to - our digital cultural heritage.