Initiation of the Information Infrastructure Development Project (1st)

26 Jun 2023

Evaluation meeting for the proposal of the research on data definition and standardization for the establishment of an integrated database for World Heritage interpretation and presentation


Information Management Office will be conducting research on data definition and standardization for the establishment of an integrated database for World Heritage interpretation and presentation this year as part of the first phase of the Information Infrastructure Development Project.

Because Interpretation and presentation of world heritage sites are instrumental in the inscription, preservation, transmission, and utilization of world heritage, they possess significant informational value. However, there is a lack of data definition and standard system for effective collection and use of data for the interpretation and presentation of world heritage.


Information Management Office plans to address this issue by developing specific guidelines, methods, and systems for data definition and standardization through the following tasks:

1. Defining and scoping World Heritage interpretation and presentation data

2. Collecting and reviewing representative samples of World Heritage interpretation and presentation data

3. Cataloging and classifying World Heritage interpretation and presentation data

4. Establishment of integrated database and utilization plans for interpretation and presentation of world heritage


Through a proposal evaluation meeting on June 9, the Korea National University of Cultural Heritage educational industrial foundation was selected as the implementing organization, and a kickoff meeting took place on June 19. 

This project will lay the foundation for the centre to build an international information platform for the interpretation and presentation of World Heritage in the future, following the Centre's Informationization Strategic Plan (2022).


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