Group 1 | The Benefits for Researcher, Audience, Cultural Institutions, Web, and Research Infrastructures


  • Role: One who conducts scholarly research according to a certain methodology  i.e. within an archive, library
  • Role: One who has an informed background on a particular academic topic
  • Benefit: Knowledge exchange with other scholars from various academic backgrounds (interdisciplinary).


  • This term is rather too broad to identify specific benefits and roles. For example, researchers, students, funding bodies, etc. can also fall under this category,

Cultural Institutions (i.e. GLAM)

  • Role: holders of a (digitized) collection of cultural material (intangible and tangible)
  • Benefits:
    • closer relationship to the museum public (users)/community: referring to the user as an active interpreter, co-creator/co-curator
    • going beyond their physical location  
    • Community-building, generating stronger base of supports for your cultural institution


  • Role: a carrier of knowledge and communication
  • However, this term is too broad to identify a more specific role and benefit

Research Infrastructures

  • Role: facilitate knowledge exchange among scholars and create a community of scholar
  • Benefits:
    • A unified platform where users can exchange their knowledge
    • Community-building
    • Dissemination of best practices, software, etc. for the benefit of the community
    • Avoid doubling of research
    • Encourages the further use/sustainability of projects

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