Since 2005, the Istituto Luigi Sturzo has paid particular attention to changes brought about by the use of technology in managing and valorising its bibliographic and archive assets.
Through a path of study and analysis of operating models being devised by the community of cultural institutions, the Istituto Luigi Sturzo has initiated specific activity dedicated to research and the application of digital techniques for the preservation, use and valorising of archive and bibliographic documentation preserved at its Historical Archive and Library.
In function of the Institute’s recent acquisitions of a vast quantity of photographic documentation and audiovisual materials, a number of activities have been launched aiming to create expertise for the digital management and handling of these non-traditional sources, now widely used for historical, sociological, political and cultural research.
Methodologies and objectives of the Lab’s work are inspired by institutional experience which in the past two years has strongly characterised the management of Italian and European cultural assets, in the knowledge that sharing cultural heritage is the preferred path for disseminating historical knowledge both in the area of specialist studies as well as in civil society.
The Lab therefore is active in different contexts: