Perspektywa badań epigraficznych a koncepcja zarządzania informacją

Michał Dalidowicz


The perspective of epigraphic research and the concept of information management


Epigraphy is one of the auxiliary sciences of history and yet it is still not fully used by scholars. The problem connects to the dispersion of research results and the form of their presentation. There are many independent researchers, representing different fields of science and studies that deal with nscriptions in their university and job activities. The only issue is that the results of their field researches are often presented in completely various ways, using a number of methods. That seems to be a bit problematic to use the metadata, because they regularly contain irrelevant data. Non - ssential ones from the perspective of different scholar point of views. The aim of the article is to exhort scholars dealing with inscriptions (historians, historians of art, historians of culture, language etc.) to present the outcome of their researches in a way, every person interested in, could get what they need. E.g. while historian of art presents architectural programme of an epitaph, the inscription is barely mentioned, instead of being presented with the full analysis. One may find information about the art as itself, but semantics and semiotics of the inscription is not attached. The author of the article also asks to create an online version of all the inscription being gathered till nowadays, and those which are still in the progress of cataloguing. Many researchers does the enormous work, yet keeps their results for themselves, not publishing them to the broad circle of recipients. If creating such an instrument, scholars, especially students and beginners might find all interesting data at one place. Not only would it be useful, but also kept every collected data safe.   

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Historica Gedanensia" jest wersją pierwotną.