Conclusion to Part III
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This chapter presents some closing thoughts on the concepts covered in part 3 of this book. The part investigates records in the networked environment by first deliberating on the appraisal procedures of websites at their different levels – at the level of a website, but also at the section level. Taking a broader view, investigation of metadata elements used to describe digital cultural heritage objects offered online by the chosen museums, libraries, and archives institutions in Turkey showed the difference in their usage at national and local levels. Institutions at the local level work with more financial constraints and have difficulties following the accepted national and international metadata standards, implementation of unique identifiers, controlled vocabularies, and sufficient description of digital cultural heritage objects. Having integration and interoperability in mind, but also process efficiency, next the focus was put on still underdeveloped practices of ingest, storage, and preservation of digital print masters.