One of the objectives of the ANR COLLABORA project is the construction of an observatory of cultural contributive devices.
With the term « cultural contributive devices », we refer to any digital device that allows actors of the civil society to contribute to the construction of knowledge related to cultural objects in interaction with one or several cultural institutions (archives, libraries, museums, theaters or directly a central administration such as the Ministry of Culture).
The ANR COLLABORA project aims at proposing an operational definition of this type of device from the analysis of the existing devices.
The systems were analyzed under three aspects:
The institutional project (holder, financing, purpose, etc.); The contributor (target audience, contribution conditions, user profile characteristics, etc.); The data (type of data collected/produced, status of the data, task performed, etc.); (iv) interface (access modality, relationship with other digital spaces, etc.).