Register of cultural heritage on the web

Data from the Register of Cultural Heritage are publicly and freely accessible. Accessibility is ensured by placing the register on the web and providing various search tools.

The basic web browser of the register (http://rkd.situla.org) has been publicly accessible since 2003 and enables exploring the register’s descriptive data. Since 2008, the register has also been accessible in the form of an interactive map (http://giskd.situla.org), which enables searching for and viewing descriptive and geo-location data. In 2009, the interactive map was updated and upgraded to provide for viewing of geo-located Franziscean Land Cadastre; this makes possible a direct comparison between the historical and the present status of the territory. A timeline is also provided for a better understanding of heritage in time and space. Since 2010, data of the interactive map have been linked to selected digitalised documents (currently 20.000 photographs and conservators’ field notes), accessible also at Europeana (http://www.europeana.eu).

In 2009, the Ministry of Culture established a system of legal regimes for heritage protection eVrd (http://evrd.situla.org). Data from the register are presented in the form of legal protection regimes that have to be taken into account in planning and interventions in areas of cultural heritage. It is mostly intended to be a one-point-stop for people who prepare spatial planning documents, providing data on all legal regimes in force on any cultural heritage site. Since 2012, the system has enabled on-line submissions of applications and distribution of data to be used in geographical information systems.

In 2012, the register web browsers recorded 74.611 visits (an average of 6.218 per month) and 4.443.697 views of various sites, with 212,97 GB of data traffic.

Ksenija Kovačec Naglič