Cultural and Historical Heritage: Preservation, Presentation, Digitalization (ISSN: 2367-8038)
Volume 8, Issue 2, 2022
Digitalization as a Form of Preservation of Cultural and Historical Heritage. Examples from Sofia. Project CLaDA-BG
pp. 45 - 53
Authors: Yordana Nikolova
Abstract: The archive "Immovable Cultural Assets" at the Regional History Museum – Sofia contains 1300 documentation folders of buildings, bridges and monuments located in the centеr of the city. Currently, all folders have their own digital copies - text in MS Word file and original old photos, mainly from the 70s and 80s of the last century, with corresponding image from current time. Plans and sketches of the surrounding landscape are attached as well. However, the focus of the digital unit is not on the architectural ensemble and urban planning, but for the historical reference for the person or event related to the particular monument. Through various methods of work, an attempt was made to preserve part of the history of the city - preserving its memory in digital format. Тhey consisted digitalization of the paper folder, collecting information in two various ways: at the libraries, archives and in the field – by describing and photographing the monument.
Keywords: Digitalization; Cultural Heritage; Architecture; Historical Reference.
Received: 01-11-2022 Accepted: 19-12-2022 Published: 26-12-2022
Citation: Nikolova, Y. (2022). Digitalization as a Form of Preservation of Cultural and Historical Heritage. Examples from Sofia. Project CLaDA-BG. Cultural and Historical Heritage: Preservation, Presentation, Digitalization (KIN Journal), 8(2), ISSN 2367-8038, Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 45–53. DOI: https://doi.org/10.55630/KINJ.2022.080204