JAIC 2003, Volume 42, Number 1, Article 7 (pp. 113 to 119)
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Journal of the American Institute for Conservation
JAIC 2003, Volume 42, Number 1, Article 7 (pp. 113 to 119)

TECHNOLOGY FOR CULTURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT: THE HISTORIC HOUSE TRUST INFORMATION SYSTEM

BENJAMIN HAAVIK


ABSTRACT—The Historic House Trust of New York City, a nonprofit organization that manages the 22 historic sites owned by the City of New York Department of Parks and Recreation, has turned to technology to facilitate the preservation of these resources. An extensive information system, or collection of databases, tracks data pertaining to or about the structure; digital cameras provide documentation and imagery; and a geographic information system combines the data and images for analysis and visualization of the issues affecting the structures. This article will describe the different technologies and how the Trust uses them to effectively manage cultural resources.
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Article Sections:

1. INTRODUCTION
2. BACKGROUND
3. THE HISTORIC HOUSE TRUST INFORMATION SYSTEM
4. DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY
5. GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS
6. CONSIDERATIONS FOR IMPLEMENTATION
7. CONCLUSIONS
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