Preserving Cultural Heritage Using Open Source Collection Management Tools


  • Georgios Gkoumas Applied Arts School, Hellenic Open University, Greece
  • Fotis Lazarinis Applied Arts School, Hellenic Open University, Greece; Department of Archival and Library Sciences, Ionian University, Greece



Heritage Management, Open Source Software, CollectionSpace, OVDLT, Digital Library


Open source software (OSS) popularity is growing steadily and many OSS systems could be used to preserve cultural heritage objects. Such solutions give the opportunity to organizations to afford the development of a digital collection. This paper focuses on reviewing two OSS tools, CollectionSpace and the Open Video Digital Library Toolkit and discuss on how these could be used for organizing digital replicas of cultural objects. The features of the software are presented and some examples are given.


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How to Cite

Gkoumas, G., & Lazarinis, F. (2013). Preserving Cultural Heritage Using Open Source Collection Management Tools. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage, 3, 169–175.