BOOK DESCRIPTIONThis work explores current IT applications that allow the design and construction of information systems for cultural resources management. The author analysis a range of information systems that have been developed and which seem to indicate that they are often set up by non-specialists with insufficient technical support. The projects that result, irrespective of their success of failure, often call for excessive resources - time, manpower, and cost. To address this, the author looks at a wide theoretical framework that allows for the insertion, at a mid-abstraction level, of appropriate structural and functional models relevant to the daily working needs of cultural resources managers. Also proposed is a methodological format capable of supporting theprocesses of information systems design and construction, as well as a number of technological developments of particular help to the IT practitioner.