Bringing the Past to the Present.

Authors Erik Hekman, Dr. H.M.M. (Harry) van Vliet
Publication date 2011
Type Report


The Internet’s dominant role in recent years has caused a change in the relationship between media producers, suppliers and consumers in the traditional media landscape. The cultural sector must therefore decide what to do with today’s digital media in response to the general public’s changing role, and for the purpose of improving accessibility. The use of multiple media resources and particularly resources like the Internet and mobile telephony seems to be inevitable. The only question that remains is: how? This paper addresses this question by focussing on social tagging and storytelling, and reports the results of an empirical study on tagging behaviour using the social tagging platform (see also Van Vliet et al., 2010).

Language English
Key words Cultural Heritage, Accessibility, Social Tagging, Storytelling, Social media, Crossmedia, Internet platforms

Erik Hekman