Connecting Communities and Collections through Reciprocal Curation Methods

Date: June 2-6, 2014

An increasing number of digital humanities projects grow from collaborations among indigenous communities, scholars and technologists. These projects must deal with not just technology, but also with diverse cultural systems, historical situations and collaborative expectations. This course will take participants through an overview of indigenous heritage management emphasizing the unique needs, challenges and opportunities tied to indigenous digital heritage. This course focuses on the implementation and integration of cultural protocols and diverse ethical systems into content management systems, digital archives and online exhibitions through the lessons learned developing and implementing Mukurtu CMS.

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Digital Humanities Summer Institute at University of Victoria, June 2014


Topics Covered:

  • Creating cultural and sharing protocols through community engagement
  • Integrating traditional knowledge into architecture, display and management
  • Metadata, standards, free tagging, multi-authored commenting
  • Digital heritage preservation standards and issues
  • Rich media management, syndication, archiving and sharing
  • Building interactive, co-curated exhibitions
  • Mobile digital heritage collection and presentation
  • Mapping; Educational modules for student engagement
  • Community Agile Development methods.
  • Implementation of Mukurtu CMS, using

As always, DHSI was an exciting week full of interactions with digital humanists who are passionate and excited about what they do. By the end of the week, the class had learned a lot about indigenous content management, but also left having built an entire website using

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