What is Digital Heritage?

Digital heritage can take many forms, from databases to 3D models, but all are computerbased materials that have an enduring value that should be kept for future generations. The digital heritage content can come from a variety of communities, industries, sectors, and regions (UNESCO 2017) and be formed by a diverse range of technologies. Here are several of the projects identified through this research highlighting the different technologies applied.

3D point cloud of Henson’s hut from the Peary expedition to Fort Conger, created from 3D laser scanning. The huts from the Peary expedition were based on Inughuit architectural practices. Image credit: CyArk

Project Jukebox is the digital branch of the Oral History Program and provides access to audio and video recordings, transcripts, maps, historic photographs and films from across Alaska. Image credit: Project Jukebox