nowledge management for the House of World Cultures

Implementation of an archive system that allows for easy reuse of digital assets for new cultural events, products and services

The House of World Cultures is a large, internationally renowned centre for cultural exchange, exhibitions, performances and other events. Established in 1989, the centre after 18 years of operation had accumulated a vast and heterogeneous media archive (videos, sound recordings, photographs, descriptions of events, artists, etc.). Yet, this archive lacked systematic documentation for productive re-use of content.

Salzburg Research’s consultancy contract included to develop and support the implementation of a knowledge management system for an archive that allows for easy re-use of media assets for new projects and events. Among the specific tasks were the modelling of the knowledge space and processes of the House of World Cultures and the development of a thesaurus for the systematic documentation of legacy and new media assets.