Digital archives and local history

I am contributing to an initiative based on creating a digital archive in my native valley in Trentino.

I have shared in detail some of the considerations that determined the choice of the platform used to host the digital archive, as well as the structure used for the metadata ( available in Italian).

In the process, I have contributed to the digital ecosystem we rely on in this context:

  • I have contributed to the quality of OpenStreetMap in the villages of our valley
  • I have significantly contributed to the translation in Italian of Omeka S, the open source platform used to host the digital archive;
  • I have translated into Italian Tropy, a free and open-source desktop knowledge organization application that helps users manage and describe photographs of research materials.
Giorgio Comai
Researcher, data analyst