Vast Repository of Art and Crafts and the Need for Digitization- The Position of India

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Mandakini Sharma


Over the past few years, there has been a rise in interest and knowledge about the importance of controlling and safeguarding Cultural Heritage on local, national, European, and global scales. "the heritage of physical artefacts and intangible traits of a group civilization that are inherited from previous generations" (Falser, 2011) is how Cultural Heritage (CH) is described. Recent man-made and/or natural disasters (such as the Iraq War, the Tsunami, earthquakes, fires, etc.) have only heightened the urgency of the situation. As a result, authorised authorities at all levels realised it was more crucial than ever to take all necessary precautions to safeguard Cultural Heritage for future generations.

The datafication and repurposing of such assets has significant promise because to recent advances in IT tools like processing images, AI, and Big Data technologies. A bibliometric and webometric study was conducted to investigate the current state of and future prospects for digital platforms dedicated to the promotion of art culture with yoga. It became out that three main categories of digital infrastructure—web portals, databanks, and purpose-built applications—exist for the preservation, dissemination, and promotion of art, culture, and yoga. The importance of universities in India being digitised to protect cultural heritage is highlighted in this research.

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