Éva Kómár: The use of digital storytelling in the preservation of digital cultural heritage

Digital contents stemming from the last decades offer new opportunities for cultural institutions to build more efficient and innovative services based on their analog collections.

Digital storytelling creates new narrative technologies using the changed media environment, connecting digital objects in a non-linear logic of representation based on new communication model. In compliance with user expectations the stories consist of segmented elements and make possible different re-creations using interactive and multimedia tools that induce personal interpretations. Different types of digital storytelling (interactive, mobile, locative, generative etc.) may make the mediation of Digital Cultural Heritage more attractive and successful, albeit they raise exciting questions for experts concerning data model, terminology and syntax.