Cultural heritage and historical records are vital components of the character of a place. They provide a sense of identity to communities and reflect progress, growth and achievement over time.
Physical documents are vulnerable to loss via the decay and obsolescence of the media on which they are stored.
The digitalisation of those treasures opens up the possibility of using technologies such as image processing and analysis to preserve this heritage for future generations and to augment it with accessory information or with new possibilities for its enjoyment and use such as mobile interpretative applications.
As such, this activity provides clear linkages to the FY18 Tourism iBeacon project and a unique opportunity to investigate and implement new technology that could provide rich interpretative and interactive digital content to both visitors and the community.