Information Representation and Knowledge Organization in Cultural Heritage Organizations in Arab Gulf Counties: A case study of Alqabas Archive

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The goal of this study is to explore how information is currently organized in digital cultural heritage collections in Arabian Gulf countries. it focused on Alqabas – a Kuwaiti institution with a strong reputation of early adopter of digital archiving and developer of major digital collections in Arab Gulf counties, accumulated experience in knowledge management. The mixed-methods study combined semi-structured interview of the Alqabas archive manager and in-depth content analysis of a sample of metadata records that represent items in Alqabas digital collections for accuracy, completeness, consistency, use of knowledge organization systems. The study reveals high metadata quality overall but … continued below

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Aljalahmah, Saleh & Zavalina, Oksana December 2020.

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  • Aljalahmah, Saleh Department of Information Science, College of Information, University of North Texas (UNT), PhD candidate. Email: salehaljalahmah@my.unt.edu, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1555-1510
  • Zavalina, Oksana Department of Information Science, College of Information, University of North Texas (UNT), Associate Professor. Email: oksana.Zavalina@unt.edu, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3354-4923

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The goal of this study is to explore how information is currently organized in digital cultural heritage collections in Arabian Gulf countries. it focused on Alqabas – a Kuwaiti institution with a strong reputation of early adopter of digital archiving and developer of major digital collections in Arab Gulf counties, accumulated experience in knowledge management. The mixed-methods study combined semi-structured interview of the Alqabas archive manager and in-depth content analysis of a sample of metadata records that represent items in Alqabas digital collections for accuracy, completeness, consistency, use of knowledge organization systems. The study reveals high metadata quality overall but lack of consistency for many metadata fields, explained in part by the absence of metadata creation guidelines and professional training for metadata creators. This indicates potential barriers to metadata interoperability in an aggregated environment for future projects similar to DPLA or Europeana.

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The International Conference on Knowledge Management (ICKM) provides researchers and practitioners from all over the world a forum for discussion and exchange of ideas concerning theoretical and practical aspects of Knowledge Management. ICKM 2020 held December 3-5 as a virtual meeting using Cisco WebEx (technical support from NC Central University, Durham, NC) and hosted by the Knowledge and Information Professional Association (KIPA). The conference theme is “Knowledge Commons in the City of Medicine,” covering the institutional analysis of data and the development of knowledge sharing in any subject area.

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  • 16th International Conference on Knowledge Management (ICKM-2020), December 3-5, 2020. Virtual meeting using Cisco WebEx (technical support from NC Central University), Durham, NC, United States,

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Aljalahmah, Saleh & Zavalina, Oksana. Information Representation and Knowledge Organization in Cultural Heritage Organizations in Arab Gulf Counties: A case study of Alqabas Archive, paper, December 2020; (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1813461/: accessed December 1, 2022), University of North Texas Libraries, UNT Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT College of Information.

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