Mobile Applications Digital Library Bulgarian Iconography Cultural Heritage Interactive Multimedia GUIDE@HAND Veliko Tarnovo BOOK@HAND BIDL INFO@HAND DIPP BOOK@HAND Bells Interactive Games
Institute of Mathematics and Informatics Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
Serdica Journal of Computing, Vol. 10, No 2, (2016), 093p-124p
The paper introduces an ecosystem of digital libraries and
mobile applications for presenting Bulgarian cultural and science assets.
The digital libraries concerned constitute valuable sources of cultural
heritage and related scientific results. They include the Bulgarian
Iconographical Digital Library (BIDL), the BellKnow multimedia archive
on bells and the web site of the International Conference on Digital
Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage (DIPP).
These digital libraries can be accessed online through a Web interface.
Due to the spread of mobile devices, there is a need to present the
contents through mobile platforms as well. The GUIDE@HAND
application family was integrated with the digital libraries for presenting
the cultural and scientific assets offline in mobile applications. Interactive
multimedia components (e. g., games, panorama pictures, maps etc.)
make the presentation more attractive. The developed mobile applications
facilitate learning, presentation and preservation of cultural and scientific