Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Digital Heritage Projects with Indigenous Peoples, continued

From the website:
The Mukurtu project began in the remote Central Australian town of Tennant Creek with the creation of the Mukurtu Wumpurrarni-kari Archive. The project was born from the needs of the Warumungu Aboriginal community who wanted an archival platform that allowed them to organize, manage and share their digital cultural materials in line with their cultural protocols. Using new technologies we collaborated to develop a user-friendly and culturally relevant system embedded with Warumungu social and cultural protocols. This solution began and ended with the understanding that technology is meant to bend to human needs, not the other way around. Mukurtu is now in development as a free and open source platform distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License (or "GPL").
Christen, Kimberly. 2008. Archival Challenges and Digital Solutions in Aboriginal Australia. SAA Archaeological Record. 8 (2): 21-24.

Plateau Peoples' Web PortalGo to:
From the website:
This project is a collaboration between the Plateau Center for American Indian Studies at Washington State University and tribal consultants from the Umatilla, Coeur d'Alene and Yakama nations. The Plateau Peoples' Web Portal is a gateway to Plateau peoples' cultural materials held in Washington State University's Libraries, Manuscripts, Archives and Special Collections (MASC), the Museum of Anthropology and national donors including the National Anthropological Archives at the Smithsonian Institution. The materials in the portal have been chosen and curated by the tribes....
Christen, Kimberly. 2011. Opening Archives: Respectful Repatriation. The American Archivist. 74(1): 185-210.

Christen, Kimberly. 2006. Ara Irititja: Protecting the Past, Accessing the Future -- Indigenous Memories in a Digital Age. Museum Anthropology. 29(1): 56-60.

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