Seemu Sharma has a master’s degree in Computer Applications. She is currently a doctoral candidate in the Computer Science and Engineering Department, Thapar University, Patiala. Her area of research is cultural computing.
Our day-to-day needs are greatly dependent on information and communications technology (ICT)—as represented by the Internet. Knowledge about culture is no exception. This paper focuses on the availability of digital cultural information about India on the Web. We aim to answer three questions: How is Indian culture represented on the Web? How are Indian cultural heritage sites being used? Who is using the sites? The study also examines the usability of these sites, and whether they are maintained. Content, ranking, and users’ age groups are the three criteria on which this analysis has been based.
Preservation, Digital Technology & Culture (PDT&C) is an international journal which focuses on preserving digital content from a wide variety of perspectives, including technological, social, economic, political, and user. Its scope is global, covering projects and practices from key international players in the field. The goal of the journal is to provide a timely forum for refereed articles, news, and field notes from around the world.