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Personal cultural heritage management: a conceptual framework for constructing and curating cultural identities through personal collections

Maja Krtalić (School of Information Management, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand)
Lilach Alon (Faculty of Education and Teaching, Tel-Hai Academic College, Kiryat Shemona, Israel)

Journal of Documentation

ISSN: 0022-0418

Article publication date: 23 April 2024

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Abstract

Purpose

This theoretical paper introduces a conceptual framework for Personal Cultural Heritage Management (PCHM), derived from prior research on migrants' information practices. It elaborates on the literature background and the development of the PCHM framework, highlighting the role of personal information management (PIM) and personal collections in the creation, access and utilization of cultural heritage information.

Design/methodology/approach

The study describes and explains the construction of the PCHM framework as a structured and self-motivated approach to personal heritage and identity learning.

Findings

Following the theoretical background and assumptions, along with the presentation of the key building blocks, the paper describes the key components of the framework, outlines their definitions and provides examples.

Research limitations/implications

Theoretically, PCHM extends the current literature by encapsulating processes and actions employed by individuals to manage personal collections for cultural identity purposes, thereby underscoring the critical role personal collections play in both preserving and communicating cultural heritage.

Practical implications

PCHM can guide the development of support systems and policies to enhance cultural continuity and integration, thus empowering individuals to navigate their cultural identities confidently.

Originality/value

The PCHM framework creates a unique intersection between PIM and cultural heritage, providing a new perspective for understanding the dynamic evolution and formation of cultural identity among migrants.

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Citation

Krtalić, M. and Alon, L. (2024), "Personal cultural heritage management: a conceptual framework for constructing and curating cultural identities through personal collections", Journal of Documentation, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. https://doi.org/10.1108/JD-02-2024-0043

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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