Article révisé par les pairs
Résumé : New ways of accessing heritage information are emerging to promote local histories and connect communities with their heritage. In this study, a group of actors gave feedback about our newly developed platform P@trimonia to contribute information to the architectural and urban heritage for public use. The objective of the study is twofold. First, it aims to assess the role of participation and Information and communication technologies ICT platforms in promoting the heritage, the credibility of information different actors can provide, and their interest in information shared by other actors. And second, it demonstrates the technological output of the ICT platform P@trimonia itself. The methodology in the study covers focus group survey, literature reviews and analysis of the survey results. The participants in the focus group are academics, scientists, and experts. The overview of the results allows us to validate the role of participation and the importance of using ICT in promoting cultural heritage. Analysis results emphasize that the credibility provided by the actors depends on the type of information, their knowledge level, and their interest in collecting and sharing information related to architectural and urban heritage. The discussion is based on the influence of the actor participation and ICT use on the stages of patrimonialization.