Affording cross-cultural access to visualized cultural collections: A preliminary case study of e-dunhuang

Xiao Hu, Jia Shan, Jing Chen, J. Stephen Downie

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E-Dunhuang is a visual material centered digital library of a UNESCO world heritage. This study aims to identify how users in different cultural backgrounds seek and use cultural heritage information on e-Dunhuang, as well as their perceptions and opinions toward that. As a preliminary report, this poster focuses on the visual content (i.e. images, panorama) of e-Dunhuang, which is arguably the most prominent component in this platform. Results of usability tests and follow-up interviews reveal that users had polarized opinions. The findings can inform cross-cultural access to cultural heritage collections dominant with visual content.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)669-671
Number of pages3
JournalProceedings of the Association for Information Science and Technology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019



  • Cross-cultural access
  • e-Dunhuang
  • Usability test

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Library and Information Sciences

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