• Technology, the Indigenous and the Revitalization of Languages at Risk of Extinction (2/27/2017) - This paper aims to analyze the use of technology in indigenous environments as an instrument to preserve their culture and language. We also aimed here to display results of a first version of ...
  • Digital Storytelling as Arts-Inspired Inquiry for Engaging, Understanding, and Supporting Indigenous Youth (2/27/2017) - In this paper we examine digital storytelling as a mode of arts-inspired inquiry: in particular we consider digital storytelling as a powerful arts-inspired approach that can help researchers, practitioners, and communities understand and ...
  • Indigenous Media in Mexico: Culture, Community, and the State (2/10/2017) - Videography is a powerful tool for recording and representing aspects of human society and culture, and anthropologists have long used – and debated the use of – video as a tool to study ...
  • Word of Mouth: Orality in Africa (2/10/2017) - “Word of Mouth” provides information on the significance of orality in African countries. The internet project thus aims to build bridges between societies shaped by oral traditions and the predominantly text-based global knowledge ...
  • A Crowd-Sourced Knowledge Management Approach to Language Preservation and Revitalization: the Case of Te Reo Māori (9/18/2016) - Many linguists claim as many as half of the world’s nearly 7,105 languages spoken today could disappear by the end of this century. When a language becomes extinct, communities lose their cultural identity ...
  • Long Lamai, a case study of a smart village (9/17/2016) - The following is an excerpt from the recently published post "It is not a village but people: Long Lamai, a case study of a smart village" on the e4sv.org website (September 15th, 2016) ...
  • UNESCO Atlas of the World’s Languages in Danger (8/23/2016) - This Atlas is the result of an international collaboration of more than thirty linguists from around the world, some of whom had already been involved in the previous two editions. The editor-in-chief is ...
  • Glottolog Data Explorer (8/23/2016) - The aim of this web application is to draw attention to the pressing issue of language endangerment. We hope that the map illustrates the huge number of distinct languages around the world in ...
  • Joseph Bruchac and the Lasting Power of Oral Traditions (8/17/2016) - Note: I had the pleasure of working with Joe Bruchac and his family while serving as the Education Director of the Ndakinna Education Center (a cultural arts non-profit in Upstate New York). His ...
  • Technology and the Transmission of Oral Tradition in the Contemporary Jewish Community (8/16/2016) - This paper focuses on the impact of technology (computers, the Internet, iPods) on the transmission of oral tradition, specifically the cantillation of the Torah, in the contemporary Jewish community. The highly detailed and musically nuanced ...
  • Preserving of Information Value in Oral Tradition of Minangkabau society, West Sumatera, Indonesia (8/16/2016) - Minangkabau society is very well known of their oral tradition named kaba babarito that expresses a message from one to others orally. Oral tradition of Minangkabau is very strong in many aspects of ...
  • The Glottolog Data Explorer: Mapping the world’s languages (8/10/2016) - We present THE GLOTTOLOG DATA EXPLORER, an interactive web application in which the world’s languages are mapped using a JavaScript library in the ‘Shiny’ framework for R (Chang et al., 2016). The world’s ...
  • Cultural Heritage Preservation of Traditional Indian Art through Virtual New-Media (7/30/2016) - Traditional art and craft, practiced by various craft-guilds in the country are the evidence of Indian cultural heritage. Though the narratives depicted in the form of painted façade or scroll-paintings are the genesis ...
  • Sharing and Preserving Indigenous Knowledge of the Arctic Using Information and Communications Technology (7/30/2016) - For millennia, indigenous peoples have transferred knowledge to younger generations and amongst each other in a number of ways. In this chapter, the authors draw on their collective experience to discuss the dialogue ...
  • IRCA & the National Remote Indigenous Media Festival (7/4/2016) - The 2015 Festival was hosted by IRCA in partnership with PAW Media and Communications and the Lajamanu community with key partner Indigenous Community Television. For 5 days remote media workers and industry guests visited Gurindji and ...
  • Local Contexts: Traditional Knowledge Labels (6/30/2016) - Local Contexts is an initiative to support Native, First Nations, Aboriginal, and Indigenous communities in the management of their intellectual property and cultural heritage specifically within the digital environment. Local Contexts provides legal, ...
  • Documenting Endangered Languages – NSF Grants (6/28/2016) - Funding Opportunity Expected Number of Awards: 30 Posted Date: Jun 28, 2016 Closing Date for Applications: Sep 15, 2016 Estimated Total Program Funding: $4,000,000 Description This funding partnership between the National Science Foundation ...
  • Decolonizing geographies of power: indigenous digital counter-mapping practices on turtle Island (6/22/2016) - This paper addresses the decolonizing potential of Indigenous counter-mapping in the context of (what is now called) Canada.After historicizing cartography as a technique of colonial power, and situating Indigenous counter-mapping as an assertion ...
  • Design Interactions in ʔeləw̓ k ̓ʷ — Belongings (6/12/2016) - Our pictorial visually describes ʔeləw̓ k ̓ʷ -- Belongings, an interactive tangible tabletop installed in the Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia. The tabletop was designed to communicate the continuity ...
  • Digitizing Indigenous History: Trends and Challenges (6/12/2016) - This is an exciting time for digitizing indigenous history. Leading digital humanists are engaging tribal communities in the creation of powerful online archives. The groundbreaking Mukurtu content management system (CMS), for example, is ...
  • Wampum, Sequoyan, and Story: Decolonizing the Digital Archive (6/12/2016) - For some years, the Cherokee Nation has hosted a digital archive that includes stories in the Cherokee language, available to anyone who registers for the Nation's free online language classes or requests them ...
  • Gone Digital: Aboriginal Remix and the Cultural Commons (6/11/2016) - Abstract: Recently the commons has become a predominant metaphor for the types of social relationships between people, ideas, and new digital technologies. In IP debates, the commons signifies openness, the exclusion of intermediaries, ...
  • Does Information Really Want to be Free? Indigenous Knowledge Systems and the Question of Openness (6/11/2016) - The “information wants to be free” meme was born some 20 years ago from the free and open source software development community. In the ensuing decades, information freedom has merged with debates over ...
  • Postcolonial Computing: A Tactical Survey (6/11/2016) - The authors suggest that postcolonial science studies can do more than expand answers to questions already posed; it can generate different questions and different ways of looking at the world. To illustrate, the ...
  • Community-based materials development: using digital storytelling for teaching and learning Indigenous languages (6/6/2016) - This study examined the potential of using digital storytelling as a mechanism for materials development and Indigenous language learning. Study participants (N = 4) were interviewed after a series of three digital storytelling ...
  • En Route for the Sustainability of Digital Local Content for Mobile Learning to Preserve Malay Local Cultural Heritage (6/5/2016) - This study voices serious concern about the sustainable development of Malay digital local cultural content. Digital local content is crucial in learning local cultural subjects in Asia countries, such as Malay culture. However, ...
  • Social media and digital technology use among Indigenous young people in Australia: a literature review (6/5/2016) - The use of social media and digital technologies has grown rapidly in Australia and around the world, including among Indigenous young people who face social disadvantage. Given the potential to use social media ...
  • The More Things Change (5/28/2016) - An article by David Shorter, professor and vice-chair of the Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance at the University of California in Los Angeles. Originally published 5/14/16 on Indian Country Today. Excerpt: In 2002, ...
  • Tahltan Language Conservation Initiative Project (5/27/2016) - Tahltan Language Conservation Initiative Project (TLCIP) is a grassroots conservation effort that will focus on the preservation of the severely endangered Tahltan Language. There are only 16 fluent native Tahltan speakers alive today ...
  • Language app: FirstVoices Keyboard App (5/27/2016) - The latest ground-breaking FirstVoices innovation from the First Peoples' Cultural Council is an Indigenous language keyboard app for Apple and Android mobile devices. The FirstVoices Keyboard App contains keyboard software for over 100 ...
  • Digital Native American and Indigenous Studies Project (5/27/2016) - The Digital Native American and Indigenous Studies (dNAIS) Project will offer three three-day workshops to educate participants on issues of digital humanities research and methodology in the context of Native American Studies. Native ...
  • Digital Native American & Indigenous Studies Project (5/26/2016) - The Digital Native American and Indigenous Studies (dNAIS) Project will offer three three-day workshops to educate participants on issues of digital humanities research and methodology in the context of Native American Studies. Native ...
  • Arteria – A Regional Cultural Mapping Project in Portugal (2/12/2016) - This paper discusses the relation between cultural mapping and participatory community cultural mapping, proposing the integration of a mobile device application (app) in the cultural mapping process of the Arteria project. This application ...
  • ʔeləw̓ k ̓ʷ — Belongings: A Tangible Interface for Intangible Cultural Heritage (2/12/2016) - ʔeləw̓ k̓ʷ — Belongings is an interactive tabletop using a tangible user interface to explore intangible cultural heritage. The table was designed for the c̓əsnaʔəm, the city before the city exhibition. This exhibition ...
  • In Search of An Oral Form of Design: Mobilizing Inuit Cultural Heritage (12/15/2015) - This paper explores the notion of an “oral form of design” in response to questions at the heart of a new major partnership project titled “Mobilizing Inuit Cultural Heritage.” It brings together Inuit ...
  • The Myth of the Universal User: Pursuing a Cultural Variable in ICT Design for Conflict Management (12/15/2015) - Full Title: The Myth of the Universal User: Pursuing a Cultural Variable in ICT Design for Conflict Management through Quantitative Analysis: Implications from a Ugandan Case Study This study took a novel experimental ...
  • Dancing the Mask, Potlatching the Exhibition: Performing Art and Culture in a Global Museum World (11/15/2015) - Impelled by globalization and decolonization, many museums today seek to position themselves within a global frame of reference which is more genuinely inclusive than was the modernist construct of the "universal" museum. Yet ...
  • Language app: Nez Perce (11/14/2015) - A mobile application providing words and phrases in the Nez Perce Language. Containing over 1000 words, there are several categories including Basics, Phrases, People, and Animals. Note: The swastika design featured in the ...
  • Technology for Autonomy and Resistance: The Appropriate Technology Movement in South America (11/7/2015) - Between the 1970s and 1980s appropriate technology (AT) become a worldwide grassroots innovation movement that sought to redefine technology as a tool for development. In South America, AT emerged in a context of ...
  • Oaxaca Workshops: Digital Tools for the Preservation and Dissemination of Traditional Knowledge (10/12/2015) - I am honored to be returning to Mexico next week to facilitate a workshop on WordPress and Other Open Source Technologies for the Preservation and Dissemination of Traditional Knowledge. The workshops (mine is ...
  • Indigenization of Knowledge Organization at the Xwi7xwa Library (9/27/2015) - This paper examines the Indigenization of knowledge organization within library and information studies through conceptual analysis and a descriptive case study of an Aboriginal academic library, the Xwi7xwa Library at the University of ...
  • Indigenous Knowledge Governance Framework (IKGF): A Holistic Model for Indigenous Knowledge Management (9/26/2015) - The environmental and social conditions that indigenous communities interact with the external environment are characterized by a constantly increasing degree of complexity. The interaction between different cultures can be considered a multifaceted process ...
  • “It’s like going to a cemetery and lighting a candle”: Aboriginal Australians, Sorry Business and social media (9/6/2015) - Death and funeral practices are a constant presence in many Aboriginal Australians’ lives—research in some communities found they are eight times more likely to have attended a funeral in the previous 2 years ...
  • A Yoruba Cultural Tradition Repository Knowledge Based System (9/5/2015) - In recent years researchers and experts have traditionally focused on how to enhance the look and functionality of how life issues are been tackled with respect to Africa cultural tradition for academic purposes ...
  • A Mobile Game World for Māori Language Learning (9/5/2015) - This project involves the research, development and evaluation of a mobile assisted language learning tool that teaches some aspects of the Maori language within a virtual game world. The Maori language has been ...
  • At the Intersection of Indigenous and Traditional Knowledge and Technology Design (9/4/2015) - There is intensified interest in designing information and communication technologies (ICTs) that respond to ways of doing, knowing, and saying that differ from those that dominate in producing ICTs and, in particular, to ...
  • Principles for Digital Development (9/2/2015) - The Principles for Digital Development are “living” guidelines that can help development practitioners integrate established best practices into technology-enabled programs. They are written by and for international development donors, multilateral organizations, and implementing ...
  • Archival Aspirations and Anxieties: Contemporary Preservation and Production of the Past in Umbumbulu, KwaZulu-Natal (9/1/2015) - This paper explores the contemporary preservation and production of the past in Umbumbulu, near Durban in KwaZulu-Natal. It examines the Ulwazi Programme, a web initiative run through the eThekwini Municipality that uses the ...
  • Digital Memory Toolkit – a free resource to assist community projects (9/1/2015) - Recently, Niall McNulty (of McNulty Consulting) and Brigitte Doellgast (of the Goethe-Institut) were awarded Best Poster at the 2015 IFLA World Library and Information Congress in Cape Town, South Africa. Click on the ...
  • Digital Data Management as Indigenous Resurgence in Kahnawà:ke (8/24/2015) - Indigenous peoples are addressing the ongoing impacts of settler colonialism through a variety of expressions of community resurgence. Among these initiatives are those leveraging digital technologies. In the emergent network society, digital infrastructures, ...
  • el Acervo Digital de la Cultura y Lengua Nomatsigenga (8/24/2015) - Archive of the Nomatsigenga Language and Culture About - in Nomatsigenga Ira nomatsigengajegi kara atimaigiri iroonti agibatsiteegi,aisati pinageti tojai ikantagetaigira ira ogotasantaigira ira acharineegi kara jirai inagaegi kantanè yomagisantaigéro ora ikantaigira jirainisati.oka igoigira ...
  • Development of Cross-Language Information Retrieval for Resource-Scarce African Languages (8/20/2015) - As we move towards an increasingly globalized and knowledge-based economy, the ability to discover and share information across language and cultural boundaries has become more and more crucial. With the advent and rapid ...
  • Digital storytelling & Co-creative Media: …community arts & media in propagating & coordinating population-wide creative practice (8/20/2015) - Introduction How is creative expression and communication extended among whole populations? What is the social and cultural value of this activity? What roles do formal agencies, community based organisations and content producer networks ...
  • Towards the enhancement of Arctic digital industries: ‘Translating’ cultural content to new media platforms (8/19/2015) - This paper proposes a preliminary framework for digital 'translation' attempting to, (while cognisant of conceptual limitations embedded in this model) localise aspects of Inuit knowledge, culture and IQ (in the sense of Inuit ...
  • From vivid to virtual memory: The Philippine epics and ballads multimedia archive (7/4/2015) - Introduction (from page 127) I shall address you as a linguist-anthropologist working in the Philippines, where I first arrived in October 1969. I follow the teachings of A-G. Haudricourt, G. Condominas, and J.M.C. ...
  • Understanding Indigenous Peoples’ Information Practices and Internet Use: a Ngarrindjeri Perspective (7/4/2015) - Little is known about indigenous people’s interactions with the Internet as well as their attitudes, values, and skills in using the Internet and information and communication technologies to retain their knowledge. We present ...
  • Talking book gives new voice to Indigenous languages (7/4/2015) - Kawarla: How to Make a Coolamon is the result of extensive language documentation work conducted in the Gurindji community in the Northern Territory. Dr Felicity Meakins, from UQ's School of Languages and Cultures, ...
  • The Virtual and the Vegetal: Creating a ‘Living’ Biocultural Heritage Archive through Digital Storytelling Approaches (7/3/2015) - FloraCultures is an online archive currently being developed in consultation with Kings Park and Botanic Garden in Perth, Western Australia. The archive will showcase the ‘botanical heritage’ of indigenous plant species found in ...
  • Storing and sharing wisdom and traditional knowledge in the library (7/3/2015) - Traditional library practice focuses on print collections and developing collections of materials that have been published, which means the documents have gone through some kind of review or vetting process. This practice leaves ...
  • The Wollotuka Project (6/21/2015) - This case study examines the key design features and methodology required to develop a website that best reflects the culture of an Indigenous Australian community. The study also considers general issues related to ...
  • Adinkra Mathematics: A Study of Ethnocomputing in Ghana (6/21/2015) - This paper details the development and evaluation of software that allows middle school students to explore the mathematical aspects of Ghanaian Adinkra symbols. We tested the effectiveness of this simulation in a Ghanaian ...
  • Aboriginal Territories in Cyberspace: Empowering First Nations with New Media Technologies (AbTeC) (6/21/2015) - AbTeC is a network of academics, artists and technologists whose goal is to define and share conceptual and practical tools that will allow us to create new, Aboriginally-determined territories within the web-pages, online ...
  • Leveraging ICT and Indigenous Knowledge in the Nigerian Flea Market Business (6/21/2015) - This study is an exploratory investigation of the role of ICT and indigenous knowledge in the relative success of “Flea” Market vendors in Nigeria in spite of the close proximity that bites into ...
  • International Information and Networking Centre for Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Asia-Pacific Region (ICHCAP) (6/17/2015) - ICHCAP's main role is to strengthen 'Information and Networking' in the framework of the 2003 UNESCO Convention. In light of this, we support activities directed toward the safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage among ...
  • Information & Networking for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage (6/17/2015) - Intangible cultural heritage (ICH) may not be palpable, yet it is broad reaching while spanning cultures and has been handed down throughout the history of humankind. It is also the living heritage that ...
  • Serious Games design: reflections from an experience in the field of Intangible Cultural Heritage education (5/25/2015) - [Pre-print version] This paper tackles the issue of Serious Games design by drawing on the experience conducted in the framework of the i-Treasures project, which deals with the preservation and transmission of Intangible ...
  • Constructing Sustainable Digital Learning Environments for Remote Rural Children of Sarawak (5/25/2015) - In the late 70s, a US television program for children called the Big Blue Marble aired on a Malaysian local television channel and it provided children in the country the opportunity to learn ...
  • A critical understanding of adult learning, education & training using ICTs in remote First Nations (5/25/2015) - Through a critical settler colonialism lens we explore how information and communication technologies (ICT) supports learning, education and training and First Nation control of these processes in remote communities. The central theme of ...
  • Exploring Social Media as Channels for Sustaining African Culture (5/25/2015) - Social media are becoming significant channels for information dissemination and communication around the world today. Internet and social media users run into hundred thousands daily; with young people constituting a large percentage. With ...
  • Reviving extinct languages the mobile way (5/25/2015) - Excerpt from source: Sunkanmi Olaleye – a master's student in computer science – is investigating how novel mobile technology can interface with African digital heritage documents as a way of preserving the extinct ...
  • Reviving an Indigenous rainforest sign language: Digital Oroo’ Adventure Game (5/23/2015) - The extinction of indigenous languages, which convey cultural worldviews, remains a continued threat to cultural heritage preservation. The nomadic Penans in the rainforests of Malaysian Borneo, have developed Oroo’, their own forest sign ...
  • Gathering to Connect Indigenous Language Digital Activists in Colombia (5/22/2015) - Colombia is linguistically diverse with more than 60 indigenous languages spoken by approximately 1 million people across the country. These living languages contain rich cultural traditions and knowledge passed down from generation to ...
  • Indigenous Knowledge Management in the Kelabit community in E. Malaysia: insights & reflections for contemporary KM design (5/8/2015) - Knowledge audits and assessment help organisations to identify the status of knowledge processes and develop strategies to manage their knowledge-based assets. The structure of Indigenous Knowledge Management Systems (IKMS) is different from the ...
  • Family Communication Technology Design in Rural and Low Income Parts of Kenya (5/8/2015) - This dissertation focuses on understanding how families communicate over distance when using technology in Kenya, and how we should think about designing technology to support family communication over distance between rural and urban ...
  • Using Digital Storytelling to Capture Responses to the Apology (5/4/2015) - Abstract This article discusses a pilot project that adapted the methods of digital storytelling and oral history to capture a range of personal responses to the official Apology to Australia’s Indigenous Peoples delivered ...
  • Indigenous Australians and ICTs (blog post) (4/5/2015) - Blurb: "I think I have witnessed both the empowering and disempowering aspects of ICTs enough to have developed a significant amount of skepticism toward the technology and especially the unnerving tendency of people ...
  • Ethnologue (18th edition) (3/24/2015) - Ethnologue 18th edition released on International Mother Language Day In commemoration of International Mother Language Day (February 21), SIL International released the 18th edition of the Ethnologue (www.ethnologue.com). This edition is the result ...
  • i-Treasures (3/23/2015) - i-Treasures (Intangible Treasures - Capturing the Intangible Cultural Heritage and Learning the Rare Know-How of Living Human Treasures FP7-ICT-2011-9-600676-i-Treasures) is an Integrated Project (IP) of the European Union's 7th Framework Programme 'ICT for ...
  • The Wireless Prophet and the Connected Village: A Study of Information and Communication Technology in Nangi (3/23/2015) - Mahabir Pun’s Wireless Nepal Project is an NGO founded in Nangi that is attempting to bring wireless Internet connections and information and communication technology infrastructures to all the villages in Nepal. Ten years ...
  • Language documentation and division: Bridging the digital divide (3/23/2015) - Contemporary language documentation workflow is a largely digital process. While this has had many benefits for how linguists undertake language documentation projects, it has also lead to a disparity between how the process ...
  • SharingStories Foundation: innovation through technology & cultural understanding via oral traditions (3/23/2015) - About SharingStories Foundation From the organization's website: SharingStories Foundation (SSF) works with multiple art forms, in dynamic relationship with stories, creating multi-media outcomes. The Foundation supports Indigenous communities to hold, share and transmit ...
  • Community Digital Story Project: George Community Needs (3/1/2015) - This study details a Digital Story Community Project undertaken by the Centre for Innovative Education and Communication Technologies of the University of the Western Cape, which took place in George (South Africa) in ...
  • Creating Digital Heritage content: bridging communities and mediating perspectives (2/7/2015) - In this paper we focus our attention on an often overlooked aspect of digital heritage content, namely by whom how, and with what purpose such content is created. We evaluate digital materials that ...
  • New Interaction Tools for Preserving an Old Language (2/4/2015) - The Penan people of Malaysian Borneo were traditionally nomads of the rainforest. They would leave messages in the jungle for each other by shaping natural objects into language tokens and arranging these symbols ...
  • Open Source Code for Endangered Languages (2/3/2015) - This just in from the Indigenous Language and Technology (ILAT) listserv... Richard Littauer writes: "I have been building a document linking any and all open source code I could find that may be ...
  • Acquisition, Preservation and Accessibility of Indigenous Knowledge in Academic Libraries in Nigeria: The Place of ICT (1/23/2015) - Nigerians interact well with their natural environment, culminating in the accumulation of diverse experiences. These experiences result in a body of indigenous knowledge which though unique to a given society or culture, forms ...
  • Technology Intervention for the Preservation of Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) (1/18/2015) - This paper presents the initial outcomes of a key scoping study undertaken to explore the role of augmented reality and motion detecting technologies in the context of Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) for museums ...
  • Tribal Archives, Traditional Knowledge, and Local Contexts: Why the “s” Matters (1/16/2015) - In this article I examine the landscape of tribal or indigenous archival management as it related to digital assets and more specifically how these might help us reimagine the intellectual property needs of ...
  • Indigenous Logics: Anthropological reflections on Participatory Design in Community Informatics (1/16/2015) - For anthropologists, the incorporation of local knowledge and experience becomes a fundamental challenge in the practice of participatory design (PD). This is particularly the case in the field of community informatics, in which ...
  • Mexico’s INAH announces digital edition of the Codex Mendoza (1/15/2015) - The bilingual digital edition of the Codex Mendoza is the first attempt in the world to create a digital resource that permits an in-depth study of a Mexican codex and that allows a ...
  • Digital Archive of Ritual Poetry (DARP) prototype for preserving intangible cultural heritage (1/3/2015) - The National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) in Mexico City, Mexico, takes advantage of technological advances for the preservation and dissemination of material heritage, and explores new avenues of preservation and representation ...
  • Using GIS Technology to Reach Afro-Colombian and Indigenous Populations (1/3/2015) - Colombian GIS Expert Carlos Julio Neisa is always looking for innovative ways to use maps and geographic data. To him, GPS coordinates can open up a world of possibilities that allow ACDI/VOCA’s Afro-Colombian ...
  • Preservation of African Culture in the Information Age (1/3/2015) - The purpose of this paper is to appraise the importance of Information Communication Technology (ICT) in preserving African cultural heritage in the information age. It examined the nature of African culture and established ...
  • Achieving ICT for Development Project Success by Altering Context, Not Technology (12/31/2014) - When explaining the failure of information and communication technologies for development (ICT4D) projects, researchers often turn to differences between how designers perceive and users experience the context of technology use. According to these explanations, ICT4D ...
  • Determining Requirements within an Indigenous Knowledge System of African Rural Communities (12/30/2014) - Eliciting and analyzing requirements within knowledge systems, which fundamentally differ so far from technology supported systems represent particular challenges. African rural communities’ life is deeply rooted in an African Indigenous knowledge system manifested in their practices such ...
  • Strangers on the Land: Place and Indigenous Multimedia Knowledge Systems (12/30/2014) - Leggett and Dyson are non-indigenous Australians interested in the potential of designing new media applications that are sensitive to and productive for indigenous peoples. Their research has focussed on development of new media ...
  • Locally Situated Digital Representation of Indigenous Knowledge: Co-constructing a new digital reality in rural Africa (12/30/2014) - Digital re-presentation of indigenous knowledge remains an absurdity as long as we fail to deconstruct the prevalent design paradigm and techniques continuously re-framing technology within a western epistemology. This paper discusses key challenges ...
  • Free Books! a list of free e-pubs in the Ethnos Project Resources Database (12/30/2014) - Happy New Year! Here, have some free books! This collection of 29 e-publications spans the years 2002-2014 and contains over 3,000 pages of top-notch scholarship, hard-earned field wisdom, best practices and more. Yes, ...
  • An Integrated Platform Supporting Intangible Cultural Heritage Learning and Transmission (12/17/2014) - The paper offers an experience-based viewpoint on two key phases of the development of an Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs)-based system: the definition of requirements and identification of related criteria and methodology for ...
  • Shiny Objects and Salvation: Navigating New Technologies for Intangible Cultural Heritage Preservation (12/15/2014) - Mark Oppenneer, Ethnos Project Director, presented this keynote address at El Primer Congresso Internacional Patrimonio Cultural y las Nuevas Tecnologias. The conference was held at El Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (INAH) ...
  • El Primer Congresso Internacional Patrimonio Cultural y las Nuevas Tecnologias (12/10/2014) - This conference was held on 3-6 December, 2014, in Mexico City at El Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (INAH). The National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) has a mission to safeguard ...
  • Inuit Identity and Technology: An exploration of the use of Facebook by Inuit youth (12/5/2014) - This thesis engages in a broad discussion of technology, communications, identity, and cultural change in the Canadian Arctic. Using an ethnographic methodological strategy, it looks at how a group of Inuit college students ...
  • Living Archive of Aboriginal Languages (11/4/2014) - The Living Archive of Aboriginal Languages is an open access, online repository comprising digital versions of language materials produced in Literature Production Centres, language centres and other sources in Indigenous languages of the ...
  • Living Archive of Aboriginal Languages: a digital archive of endangered Indigenous literature (11/3/2014) - Note: I just added this to the Resources Database, but felt that it should also be featured here in the blog. About the Living Archive of Aboriginal Languages The Living Archive of Aboriginal ...
  • Connecting Communities & the Environment through Media: …Along Traditional Knowledge Revival Pathways (11/2/2014) - With the proliferation of global information and communications technologies (ICT), the concept of community no longer has geographical limitations. Yet, from ecological and social perspectives, connecting people and communities to their immediate environment ...
  • Integrating cultural factors in user-interface design: the case of the Nasa Colombian native people (11/1/2014) - The research context of this thesis is the inter-cultural development of computer tools. The thesis considers as case study the Nasa people, a Colombian native society, which preserves different traditions and cultural particularities. ...
  • Towards appropriate user interface design preserving rural African communication practices (11/1/2014) - This mini-thesis examines different socio-cultural norms and communication behaviours of indigenous communities. In spite of existing Information Communication Technology (ICT) infrastructural challenges, the software solutions that have been designed for rural communities have ...
  • So They Understand: Cultural Issues in Oral History (10/26/2014) - Illustrated with numerous stories collected from Alaska, the Yukon, and South Africa and further enlivened by the author's accessible style and experiences as a longtime oral historian and archivist, So They Understand is ...
  • Fade Out: documenting the death of Zaachila Zapotec (10/4/2014) - I recently received a message from Andrea Ariza, linguist and co-creator of a documentary project called Fade Out: documenting the death of a language. She writes, "With this film we want to document ...
  • ICT4D 2016: New Priorities for ICT4D Policy, Practice and WSIS in a Post-2015 World (9/27/2014) - In 2016, the Millennium Development Goals will be replaced by the post-2015 development agenda (PTDA). The foundational content is in place for this new agenda, which will be the single most-important force shaping ...
  • Jaqi Aru: promoting the use of Aymara on the Internet (9/27/2014) - Jaqi Aru An online community with the commitment to promote the native language of Aymara on the Internet. Through the use of translations and the creation of content using digital media, we want ...
  • Kalanga Online Talking Dictionary (9/25/2014) - As of 9/25/14, there are 96 entries, 85 audio files, and 0 images. All content copyright © Kalanga community. (2014) Dictionary produced by Mthulisi Ncube and Pax Nkomo, sound recordings by Nathaniel Ncube, ...
  • Pohnpeian Online Talking Dictionary (9/25/2014) - As of 9/25/14, there are 552 entries, 108 audio files, and 0 images. All content copyright © Pohnpeian community. (2013) Dictionary produced by Gregory D. S. Anderson and K. David Harrison. (2013). All ...
  • Pingelapese Online Talking Dictionary (9/25/2014) - As of 9/24/14, there are 623 entries, 51 audio files, and 0 images. All content copyright © Pingelapese community. (2013) Dictionary produced by Gregory D. S. Anderson and K. David Harrison. (2013). All ...
  • Nukuoro Online Talking Dictionary (9/25/2014) - As of 9/24/14, there are 739 entries, 274 audio files, and 0 images. All content copyright © Nukuoro community. (2013) Dictionary produced by Gregory D. S. Anderson and K. David Harrison. (2013). All ...
  • Namolukese Online Talking Dictionary (9/25/2014) - As of 9/24/14, there are 575 entries, 194 audio files, and 0 images. All content copyright © Namolukese community. (2013) Dictionary produced by Gregory D. S. Anderson and K. David Harrison. (2013). All ...
  • Mokilese Online Talking Dictionary (9/25/2014) - As of 9/24/14, there are 596 entries, 161 audio files, and 0 images. All content copyright © Mokilese community. (2013) Dictionary produced by Gregory D. S. Anderson and K. David Harrison. (2013). All ...
  • Kapingamarangi Online Talking Dictionary (9/24/2014) - As of 9/24/14, there are 1156 entries, 428 audio files, and 123 images. All content copyright © Kapingamarangi community. (2013) Dictionary produced by Gregory D. S. Anderson and K. David Harrison. (2013). All ...
  • Tlacolula Valley Zapotec Online Talking Dictionary (9/24/2014) - As of 9/24/14, there are 830 entries, 806 audio files, and 13 images. All content copyright © the recorded Zapotec communities. (2013) Dictionary produced by Brook Lillehaugen, with support from K. David Harrison ...
  • Quechua Chanka Online Talking Dictionary (9/24/2014) - As of 9/24/14, there are 200 entries, 199 audio files, and 0 images. All content copyright © Quechua Chanka community. (2013). Dictionary produced by Judith Condori Gavilán, Gregory D. S. Anderson, K. David ...
  • Nasa yuwe Online Talking Dictionary (9/24/2014) - The initial recordings for this dictionary came from a Talking Dictionary Workshop taught by Dr. K. David Harrison as part of the 3rd annual “Festival de la Palabra” (Festival of Words) in honor ...
  • San Lucas Quiaviní Zapotec Online Talking Dictionary (9/24/2014) - As of 9/24/14, there are 666 entries, 665 audio files, and 1 images. All content copyright © the recorded Zapotec communities. (2013) Dictionary produced by Brook Lillehaugen, with support from K. David Harrison ...
  • Santali online talking dictionary (9/24/2014) - As of 9/24/14, there are 413 entries, 413 audio files, and 0 images. All content copyright © Santali community. (2013) Dictionary produced by Gregory D. S. Anderson and K. David Harrison. (2013). All ...
  • Kharia Online Talking Dictionary (9/24/2014) - As of 9/24/14, there are 445 entries, 445 audio files, and 0 images. All content copyright © K. David Harrison and Gregory D. S. Anderson. (2010-2012). All rights reserved. Do not distribute or reproduce ...
  • Indigenous Language Revitalization: Encouragement, Guidance & Lessons Learned (9/24/2014) - The contents of Indigenous Language Revitalization come from the 14th and 15th annual Stabilizing Indigenous Languages conferences. Our subtitle, Encouragement, Guidance & Lessons Learned, comes from Darrell Kipp’s 2008 keynote address. We would like ...
  • Survivance: An Indigenous Game for Change (9/24/2014) - Historical trauma caused by colonization has had generational effects on the mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual wellbeing of Indigenous communities. Survivance is a social media game for change that brings players through the ...
  • Telling our Stories: Aboriginal young people in Victoria and Digital Storytelling (9/23/2014) - This project worked with Aboriginal youth under the age of 25 – an age group that forms the majority of the Aboriginal population in Victoria and is among the highest users of mobile phones, ...
  • Kera Mundari Online Talking Dictionary (9/17/2014) - As of 9/15/14, there are 446 entries, 446 audio files, and 0 images. All content copyright © Kera Mundari community. (2013) Dictionary produced by Gregory D. S. Anderson and K. David Harrison. (2013). ...
  • The Kamusi Project: molecular lexicography and why they need your support now (9/14/2014) - Only a handful of the roughly-7,000 languages in the world have well-developed resources. This has the effect of excluding billions of people from modern opportunities for knowledge and prosperity. The Kamusi Project has ...
  • Heliox: free software to assist indigenous access to computers (9/14/2014) - Excerpt Indigenous communities may benefit from new computer technology that allows them to access educational resources and the internet using their own language, says the software’s developer. The innovation comes from an international, ...
  • Pantanî, an Indigenous digital storytelling blog (9/14/2014) - Pantanî – pronounced ‘pan-duh-nee’ – means “stories” in Makushi, the language of the indigenous peoples of the North Rupununi, Guyana. The beautiful Rupununi region has been the home of the Makushi tribes for ...
  • Language app: Diné Bizaad (9/13/2014) - Purpose The Diné Bizaad app is to use the World Wide Web as a repository to perpetuate Diné language communication and education. We do this with an inclusive ensemble of Diné language enthusiasts, ...
  • People, Place and Community Memory: Creating Digital Heritage Databases in Remote Aboriginal Communities (9/13/2014) - In this paper I describe the Northern Territory Library’s, Libraries and Knowledge Centres program and examine some of the ways that digital technologies are being used to improve local access to archival materials ...
  • Using Modern Technologies to Capture and Share Indigenous Astronomical Knowledge (9/13/2014) - Indigenous Knowledge is important for Indigenous communities across the globe and for the advancement of our general scientific knowledge. In particular, Indigenous astronomical knowledge integrates many aspects of Indigenous Knowledge, including seasonal calendars, ...
  • Exploring Respectful Design Directions for Indigenous Communities (9/13/2014) - Projects focusing on preserving cultural heritage are most usually instigated by a researcher. Yet, the question arises 'whether such projects are beneficial for the studied communities?' This paper describes the first part of ...
  • Empathic Negotiations through Material Culture: Co-designing and Making Digital Exhibits (9/13/2014) - This article introduces a case study undertaken in the indigenous Penan community of Long Lamai, Upper Baram, Sarawak, Malaysia. In this community, there is concern about the negative image other cultural groups hold ...
  • Technology-Enhanced Language Revitalization (9/12/2014) - This is the second edition of our TELR training manual. The changes are primarily seen in the updating of specific technology and the addition of a tutorial on Publisher. These materials are designed ...
  • Indigenous Remote Communications Association (IRCA) (9/12/2014) - Indigenous Remote Communications Association (IRCA) is the peak body for remote Indigenous media and communications and was founded in 2001. IRCA is committed to building the capacity of the sector while also providing ...
  • Linguists call for TV to save Aboriginal languages (9/8/2014) - Click image to see a larger version of the article. More articles by Geoff Maslen at The Age.
  • Sustaining Indigenous Languages in Cyberspace (9/7/2014) - This paper describes how certain types of electronic technologies, specifically CD-ROMs, computerized databases, and telecommunications networks, are being incorporated into language and culture revitalization projects in Alaska and around the Pacific. The paper ...
  • Indigenous New Media Symposium (9/7/2014) - February 21, 2014 | New York City | School of Media Studies at The New School The Indigenous New Media Symposium brings together Native American and First Nation media makers and creative activists ...
  • Saving a Language with Computers, Tape Recorders, and Radio (9/7/2014) - In California, efforts to save indigenous languages have a century long history. The use of technology in ever-new ways is a part of that history. The earliest technology to encounter an indigenous language ...
  • A Lifeline for Endangered Languages (9/7/2014) - During a gruelling interview at the All Things Digital conference, on May 28th, Walt Mossberg cut off the Apple C.E.O. Tim Cook mid-sentence to raise an uncomfortable subject for the company. “There is ...
  • Indigenous language revitalization and new media: Postsecondary students as innovators (9/7/2014) - This article discusses the significance of Indigenous languages to human diversity and the challenges accompanying language loss posed to Indigenous peoples. The role of Indigenous postsecondary students as change agents is highlighted, and ...
  • ACORNS Linguistics Project releases new version of software for Indigenous language revitalization (9/6/2014) - Dan Harvey, Professor of Computer Science at Southern Oregon University, just announced the release of ACORNS 8.0 and the accompanying Sound Editor 2.0. The purpose of the ACORNS project is to support the ...
  • Status of the Ethnosphere: New Statistics about Language Loss Across the World (8/31/2014) - Statistics and Folklore Despite popular and persistent statistics, we really do use more than 10% of our brains. We don't actually eat an average of seven spiders a year, and suicide rates simply ...
  • Ojibwe Language Revitalization, Multimedia Technology, and Family Language Learning (8/30/2014) - Although Indigenous language loss and revitalization are not new topics of academic work nor new areas of community activism (e.g., King, 2001; Grenoble & Whaley, 2006), increased attention has been paid in recent ...
  • Challenges and opportunities in the protection and preservation of indigenous knowledge in Africa (8/29/2014) - This chapter presents challenges and opportunities in the protection and preservation of indigenous knowledge (IK) in Africa. Specific examples have been taken from the Maasai pastoralists and the Sambaa and Zigua traditional medicine ...
  • Preserving our Past with Toys of the Future (8/28/2014) - This paper presents the initial outcomes of a key scoping study undertaken to explore the role of augmented reality and motion detecting technologies in the context of Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) for museums ...
  • Wathaurung use technology to take control of their cultural heritage (8/28/2014) - For over 25,000 years, the land around Ballarat, Geelong and the Bellarine Peninsula has been inhabited by the Wathaurung people. Traditionally, important cultural knowledge was passed down the generations through word of mouth. ...
  • Obsidiana TV (8/28/2014) - What is Obsidiana TV? Obsidiana TV is a web platform that is born to be a support tool in the broad spectrum of work audiovisual- for emerging and professional filmmakers, who make visible ...
  • Fishing with New Nets: Maori Internet Information Resources and Implications of the Internet for Indigenous Peoples (8/17/2014) - Abstract This paper surveys Internet information resources relating to the Maori, the indigenous people of Aotearoa/New Zealand, and examines issues that arise when indigenous peoples' culture is placed in a digital networked environment. ...
  • Patrimony, Power and Politics: Selecting, Constructing and Preserving Digital Heritage Content in South Africa and Africa (8/17/2014) - Memory institutions in South Africa and Africa, as digital heritage content creators and custodians, are engaging in a political, social, ideological and technological site of struggle. The decisions about what to digitise for ...
  • FOTool: Modeling Indigenous Community Cultures in Sarawak (8/6/2014) - Formal-Object Tool (FOTool) is a software modelling approach that integrates formal specification and object oriented model. FOTool integrates the rigour of formal methods and the ease of use of OO techniques. The idea ...
  • Making the Connection: Essays on Indigenous Digital Excellence (8/6/2014) - We all understand the power of being connected in the digital world, being on-line, with everything at our finger-tips. But what will it take to make the most of this opportunity when it ...
  • Globalization, Negotiating Technology, and Indigeneity in Nepal (8/5/2014) - This paper explores how indigenous peoples negotiate with their state and mainstream narratives by glocalizing indigenous political and cultural identities through virtual spaces offered by digital technology or information and communication technology (ICT). ...
  • A Different Way of Knowing: Tools and Strategies for Managing Indigenous Knowledge (7/27/2014) - There is a growing need to preserve indigenous knowledge, as indigenous communities around the world face ongoing threats to the survival of their traditional languages and cultures. Although libraries have not traditionally focused ...
  • The Use of Social Media Technologies to Create, Preserve & Disseminate IK (7/27/2014) - The preservation, management, and sharing of indigenous knowledge is crucial for social and economic development in rural Africa. The high rate of illiteracy (print-based) in rural Africa and the exclusion of indigenous knowledge ...
  • Never Neutral: Critical Approaches to Digital Tools & Culture in the Humanities (7/26/2014) - But technology is never neutral and I’m starting to see pause and critique as part of my charge, too. This opening quote is from Robin Camille Davis, Emerging Technologies & Distance Services Librarian at ...
  • Remediating sacred imagery on screens: Yolngu experiments with new media technology (7/26/2014) - When I first arrived in the Yolngu township of Galiwin’ku to undertake fieldwork for my doctoral thesis at the University of Melbourne and the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, almost a decade ...
  • A Holistic Perspective on Indigenous Digital Libraries in Taiwan (7/26/2014) - This paper reports on the development of Taiwan indigenous digital libraries representing fourteen groups with about five hundred and two thousand indigenous people. The study reviews 50 indigenous-related projects and initiatives in the ...
  • Mukurtu: Information Retrieval System Engineered for Indigenous Individuals and Communities (7/26/2014) - This paper will examine the Mukurtu content management system (CMS) developed by researchers at Washington State University to address specific needs of Indigenous individuals and Indigenous communities worldwide. Mukurtu is based on the ...
  • Cultural gaming: Iñupiat stories come alive in “Never Alone (Kisima Inŋitchuŋa)” (7/23/2014) - "A clear question, then, is can this powerful new medium be harnessed as a new platform for passing along wisdom from generation to generation in a culturally appropriate, engaging format?" Young people of ...
  • Intercontinental Cry (IC Magazine) (7/20/2014) - For the past 10 years, IC Magazine has stood at the forefront of the global indigenous movement. As a grassroots publication run by volunteers, we have published more than 3,000 articles detailing the ...
  • Indigenas Digitais – ICTs and Brazilian Indigenous communities (7/20/2014) - I recently learned about this documentary from @simsa0 who pointed me to this posting on Intercontinental Cry magazine. - Cheers, Mark Indigenas Digitais is a 2010 documentary directed by Sebastian Gerlic and produced ...
  • Exploring Culture in a Digital World (7/9/2014) - This is a technical paper describing the pedagogical and technological requirements for the Wondervision Project. It examines how digital technologies can be used to connect cultures in a way that is respectful and ...
  • Australian Aboriginal Virtual Heritage (7/9/2014) - Cultural knowledge is a central tenant of identity for Aboriginal people and it is vitally important that the preservation of heritage values happens. Digital Songlines is a project that seeks to achieve this ...
  • Social Media in Remote First Nation Communities (7/5/2014) - Community resilience in First Nations includes ties to people both inside and outside the community, intergenerational communication, the sharing of stories, and family and community connectedness. This study, based on a survey of ...
  • Journal of Interactive Humanities (7/5/2014) - The humanities have begun to embrace digital technology as a means of expressing scholarship and thought. However, it has become apparent that humanities content cannot simply be transferred into these new media. The ...
  • Story Guided Virtual Cultural Heritage Applications (7/5/2014) - Virtual cultural heritage applications, particularly virtual museums, nowadays include various forms of storytelling. Every object, site or artifact is better perceived and understood through the adjoining story. Interactive applications naturally request the storytelling ...
  • Language app: Saulteaux (7/5/2014) - File Hills Qu'Appelle Tribal Council of Fort Qu'Appelle Saskatchewan, Canada is delighted to present to you a Saulteaux Language app now available on iTunes App store. This app offers learning, practice, games and ...
  • Language app: Cree (7/5/2014) - File Hills Qu'Appelle Tribal Council of Fort Qu'Appelle Saskatchewan, Canada is delighted to present to you a Cree Language app now available on iTunes App store. This app offers learning, practice, games and ...
  • Language app: Dakota (7/5/2014) - File Hills Qu'Appelle Tribal Council of Fort Qu'Appelle Saskatchewan, Canada is delighted to present to you a Dakota Language app now available on iTunes App store. This app offers learning, practice, games and ...
  • Language app: Nakota (7/5/2014) - File Hills Qu'Appelle Tribal Council of Fort Qu'Appelle Saskatchewan, Canada is delighted to present to you a Nakota Language app now available on iTunes App store. This app offers learning, practice, games and ...
  • Language app: Lakota (7/5/2014) - File Hills Qu'Appelle Tribal Council of Fort Qu'Appelle Saskatchewan, Canada is delighted to present to you a Lakota Language app now available on iTunes App store. This app offers learning, practice, games and ...
  • Building Digital Capacities: Enabling the Drivers of Social Change through ICTs (7/5/2014) - Welcome to IICD’s Annual Report 2013. Our report will take you through the countries we work in and a selection of projects that demonstrate how our ICT-led social innovation process has helped foster ...
  • Exploring the Link Between ICT and Development in the Context of Developing Countries: a Literature Review (7/5/2014) - The article contributes to the ongoing discussion on relating information and communication technology (ICT) to development (D). The quest to relate ICT to D is a topic of open deliberation and critical scrutiny ...
  • Introducing Indigenous Knowledge Governance into ICT-based Indigenous Knowledge Management Systems (6/27/2014) - Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) for Indigenous Knowledge Management (IKM) have been designed using the conventional approach of creating and manipulating databases of knowledge. This typical approach of IKM generates the issues of ...
  • Modeling ICT Adoption Factors for the Preservation of Indigenous Knowledge (6/27/2014) - Indigenous Knowledge (IK) has many social and economic benefits. However, IK is at the risk of extinction due to the difficulties to preserve it as most of the IK largely remains undocumented. This ...
  • Information to Iteration: Using information and communication technologies [ICT] in design for remote regions (6/27/2014) - Remote design comes with significant challenges. A major barrier to designing in remote regions is the lack of communication between designers and users. As a result, the lack of information flow leads to ...
  • Loving and Leaving Mother: The Passing of Chester Nez (6/22/2014) - Earlier this month, a significant chapter in indigenous history came to a close with the death of 93-year-old Chester Nez in Albuquerque, New Mexico (Jan. 23, 1921 - June 4, 2014). Chester was ...
  • ITID Special Issue on Themes, Insights, and Agendas for ICTs for Development (6/15/2014) - Information Technologies & International Development has published its Vol. 10(2) Summer 2014 IFIP 9.4 Special Issue, Into the Future: Themes, Insights, and Agendas for Information and Communication Technologies for Development This Special Issue ...
  • Measuring the Impact of Digital Resources: The Balanced Value Impact Model (6/15/2014) - This paper introduces an innovative new model for measuring the impact of digital heritage resources - the Balanced Value Impact Model. The Balanced Value Impact Model (BVI Model) brings together into a holistic ...
  • Interactive Community Mapping: Between Empowerment and Effectiveness (6/15/2014) - The area of Kibera—located in Nairobi, Kenya—is one of the largest slums in Africa. Although multiple civil society and development organizations have been present and active in Kibera for many years, this poor ...
  • Digital Archive of Ritual Poetry (DARP) prototype for preserving intangible cultural heritage (6/15/2014) - The Digital Archive of Ritual Poetry is now featured in the Ethnos Project Resources Database. Go there now
  • Informational Capabilities: The Missing Link for the Impact of ICT on Development (6/15/2014) - Under what conditions can information and communications technologies (ICTs) enhance the well-being of poor communities? The paper designs an alternative evaluation framework (AEF) that applies Sen's capability approach to the study of ICTs ...
  • Making Information Technologies Work at the End of the Road (6/15/2014) - Remote and rural areas face many challenges, including the provision of telecommunications services. Regardless of universal service policies or other political promises, rural communities can be deemed unprofitable by service providers while government ...
  • How the West was Played: Offering Indigenous Voice to Video Game Studies (6/5/2014) - While many scholars have addressed the presence of stereotypical representations of Native Americans in the traditional media of film and literature, there has not as of yet been much dialogue around the newer ...
  • Open-domain Interaction and Online Content in the Sami Language (6/5/2014) - This paper presents data collection and collaborative community events organised within the DigiSami project concerning the North Sami language. The DigiSami project is one of the collaboration initiatives on endangered Finno-Ugric languages, supported ...
  • Developing and Testing Mycitizen.net (6/1/2014) - In this post, the third in a three part series about Mycitizen.net, Ethnos Project contributor Christoph Amthor provides insight about the development and testing of Mycitizen.net. Part 1: Mycitizen.net and its Roots in ...
  • Pacific and Regional Archive for Digital Sources in Endangered Cultures (PARADISEC) (6/1/2014) - The Pacific and Regional Archive for Digital Sources in Endangered Cultures offers a facility for digital conservation and access to endangered materials from all over the world. Our research group has developed models ...
  • Endangered Languages and Cultures Blog at paradisec.au.org (6/1/2014) - Endangered Language and Cultures is a multi-authored blog about linguistics, language documentation, research technology, and generally everything to do with endangered languages and cultures. It is predominantly written by linguists Jane Simpson and ...
  • Indigenous Knowledge Communication in the 21st Century (5/25/2014) - Indigenous knowledge -- the knowledge developed by local people and passed down over generations -- is a major, untapped resource for development. In the 21st century indigenous information is transmitted mainly through indigenous ...
  • Subversion, Conversion, Development: Cross-Cultural Knowledge Exchange and the Politics of Design (5/25/2014) - This book explores alternative cultural encounters with and around information technologies. These encounters are alternative because they counter dominant, Western-oriented notions of media consumption; they include media practices as forms of cultural resistance ...
  • Explore over 700 items in the Ethnos Project Resources Database with Curated Views (5/17/2014) - Since 2008, the Ethnos Project Resources Database has grown to over 700 items relating to the topics of culture and development, the digital humanities, Indigenous knowledge management, information and communications technologies for development ...
  • Graduate research assistantship in Indigenous language technology (5/11/2014) - This was posted today on the Indigenous Language and Technology (ILAT) listserv [see archives here] by Dr. Jordan Lachler of UAlberta... Open Graduate Research Assistantship The Department of Linguistics at the University of ...
  • The Concept Behind Mycitizen.net (5/11/2014) - In this post, the second in a three part series about Mycitizen.net, Ethnos Project contributor Christoph Amthor moves the focus from societal context to conceptualization. Part 1: Mycitizen.net and its Roots in Burma ...
  • Mycitizen.net and its Roots in Burma (4/27/2014) - This post is the first in a three part series about Mycitizen.net by new Ethnos Project contributor, Christoph Amthor. Look for parts two and three over the next few weeks. Part 1: Mycitizen.net ...
  • Ethnocomputing: Using ICT to Preserve the Culture of the People of North-Rift Region of Kenya (4/20/2014) - The impact and interaction of ICT and African culture is a critical issue as African nations position themselves to reap the benefits of ICT for development. African nations have different attitudes towards cultural ...
  • The Challenges and Opportunities of Using Mobile Devices to Attain Māori Language Proficiency (4/20/2014) - What are the effects of using mobile devices as part of teacher professional development focused on teaching and learning the Māori language for Māori immersion educational settings? Answers to this question are explored ...
  • Towards effective management & preservation of digital cultural heritage resources (4/15/2014) - Abstract In today’s world of digital technologies, cultural heritage institutions, particularly in developed countries, are seeking ways to create national digital memories for the future of the citizenry. However, rapidly developing technologies and ...
  • ICT Policy for Development: International Perspectives and National Case Studies (4/15/2014) - The Center for Global Communication Studies (CGCS) at UPenn commissioned the writing of a course curriculum and syllabus which is meant for teaching the fundamentals of ICT4D. The first syllabus was developed as ...
  • mycitizen.net: Social Networking for Civil Society (4/11/2014) - Mycitizen.net is a free and open-source platform that facilitates social networking of local communities. It has been designed from the outset for the specific needs of civil society, particularly in closed societies and ...
  • Technology and Language Revitalization: A Conspectus (4/8/2014) - Increasingly the world's indigenous people are recognizing the value of using digital environments in the battle against the extinction of their languages and cultures (Hermes & King 2013).  Likewise as indigenous languages become ...
  • Appropriate Technologies in the Globalized World: FAQs (4/7/2014) - Technological innovation over the past century has revolutionized our society's ability to solve problems. A byproduct of this movement is the advent of appropriate technology, an approach to address challenges in the developing ...
  • Using Technology for Social Good: An Exploration of Best Practice in the Use of ICTs for Development (4/6/2014) - How has technology influenced the path of international development, and how can information and communications technologies (ICTs) be used to strengthen and improve development projects undertaken by the United Methodist community? To answer ...
  • ZubaBox – Solar Internet Hub (4/6/2014) - In 2010 Computer Aid launched its first solar powered internet cafe called the ZubaBox. Zuba is the word for Sun in Nyanja - a language spoken in Zimbabwe, Malawi and Southern Zambia - ...
  • Thoughts on African Content and Implementation Strategies involved in ICT Access in (rural) Africa (4/6/2014) - This is the text of the presentation of the author at the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) Seminar Series in Pretoria, South Africa, 25 March 2014. The author proposes the African components 'ubuntu, ...
  • A great debate: to show or not to show the Ngintaka songline exhibit – and who should decide? (3/28/2014) - Three articles that capture the current cultural debate around an Aborignal Australian songlines exhibit... Songlines project sparks indigenous culture war March 22, 2014, from a post written by Nicolaus Rothwell It seemed like ...
  • Participatory Cultural Heritage: A Tale of Two Institutions’ Use of Social Media (3/28/2014) - The purpose of this study is to examine how and to what extent cultural heritage institutions (CHIs) are currently using social media to create a culture of participation around their digital collections and ...
  • Enduring Cultures – A Socio Cultural Toolkit (3/27/2014) - In the mad rush of modernization and the blind aping of Western manners, the East Indians (Roman Catholic ethnic group from the west coast of India) are slowly but steadily losing count of ...
  • Creating a Social Serious Game: an interdisciplinary experience among computer scientists and artists from UNLP faculties (3/27/2014) - This article describes the interdisciplinary work carried out by teachers and students of the Faculties of Fine Arts and Informatics in La Plata city, to develop a serious game for social networks related ...
  • Future Priorities for Development Informatics Research from the Post-2015 Development Agenda (3/26/2014) - At the end of 2015, the Millennium Development Goals will be replaced by the post-2015 development agenda (PTDA). The foundational content is in place for this new agenda, which will be the single ...
  • Rising Voices announces 2014 Microgrants for Citizen Media Outreach Projects (3/26/2014) - From an ILAT posting by Eddie Avila... Rising Voices has launched the 2014 Microgrants for Citizen Media Outreach Projects. Perhaps there are people on this list who might be interested in teaching others ...
  • The potential of ICTs in collecting, preserving and disseminating indigenous knowledge in Africa (3/15/2014) - This paper gives an outline of the importance of African indigenous knowledge. After that it gives the definition of information and communication technologies (ICTs) and indigenous knowledge. It then goes on to highlight ...
  • Digital Memory Toolkit (3/15/2014) - The Digital Memory Toolkit aims to address a lack of digital literacy in community memory projects by giving project teams the insight and tools necessary to undertake digital memory projects. Projects of this ...
  • From the Árran to the Internet: Sami Storytelling in Digital Environments (3/12/2014) - This essay investigates the use of storytelling in the process of cultural and linguistic revitalization through specific contemporary examples drawn from the Internet. By examining instances of adaptation of Sami tales and legends ...
  • Why is it so hard to try something new in ICT4D? (3/9/2014) - How do you get aid workers to think about new ways of doing things and ensure technologies or tools introduced work in the local context and lead to sustainable change? As impact and ...
  • The use of indigenous knowledge in development: problems and challenges (3/8/2014) - The use of indigenous knowledge has been seen by many as an alternative way of promoting development in poor rural communities in many parts of the world. By reviewing much of the recent ...
  • Indigenous Knowledge and Development Monitor (1993-2001) (3/8/2014) - Publication of the IKDM ceased in December 2001. The Indigenous Knowledge and Development Monitor was a journal that served the international development community and all scientists who share a professional interest in indigenous ...
  • Interview with Stefan Bock on HCI initiatives at BOSCO Uganda (3/8/2014) - Can you give a little background to the BOSCO Uganda Project and your role in the project? How did you become interested in working in the HCI field.BOSCO Uganda (Battery Operated Systems for ...
  • Managing & Preserving IK in the Knowledge Management Era: challenges & opportunities (3/8/2014) - Managing knowledge in general and indigenous knowledge in particular has become an important and valuable input in the management of sustainable development programmes. Historically, indigenous knowledge has been downplayed in the management of ...
  • Information Technology and Indigenous Communities: symposium publication (3/6/2014) - This document sets out key issues identified in the final plenary session at the AIATSIS research symposium on information technologies and Indigenous communities. Over 70 papers were presented at ITIC on the use ...
  • Western Abenaki Dictionary (3/6/2014) - Along with the keyword searchable database of words which our site is built around, we have developed basic conjugation charts which will soon be linked to all words in their verb, noun, adjective ...
  • Research is Ceremony: Indigenous Research Methods (3/4/2014) - Join Red River College and Dr. Shawn Wilson, a Manitoba-born Indigenous people research expert visiting from Australia, to learn about and explore the realm of Indigenous research. Wilson's book, entitled "Research is Ceremony: ...
  • Decolonization: Indigeneity, Education & Society (3/4/2014) - An undisciplinary, peer-reviewed, online Open Access journal committed to decolonization work within education, as part of a larger project of decolonization in society. Vol 1, No 1 (2012) Vol 2, No 1 (2013) ...
  • Heenetiineyoo3eihiiho’ (Language Healers) tells the story of Indigenous language revitalization (3/2/2014) - About the Film From the scribe.org website: Heenetiineyoo3eihiiho' (Language Healers) (2014, 40 min) tells the story of Native Peoples fighting to revitalize their languages. From Alaska to Oklahoma and Wisconsin to Montana, we ...
  • Apply now! Coding for Language Communities 2014 (3/2/2014) - This post is adapted from Global Native Networks. It's no secret that a handful of languages dominate the online space. A paper published last October in the journal PLOSOne (aptly titled “Digital Language Death”) found ...
  • Activity Situated Semiotics in Human-Computer Interaction: Digitally Augmenting Museum Experiences (3/1/2014) - In the digital age, the museum experience can be enhanced using digital technologies and expanded beyond the time and space of the visit. Instead of being just passive viewers in the exhibition, visitors ...
  • Friend or Foe? Locating ICT Within the South African Governmental Discourse on Indigenous Knowledge Systems (3/1/2014) - The paper uses grounded theory to analyse the discourse on Indigenous Knowledge Systems within the South African government. Within this discourse, ICT is perceived both as a threat to African identity, through its ...
  • Nyungar Knowledge Networks: an Aboriginal online encyclopedia (3/1/2014) - Excerpt from "New media to throw a lifeline to an ancient language" published February 11, 2014 on the University of Western Australia website. A new project will create the world's first Aboriginal online ...
  • Network of Indigenous Knowledge (2/27/2014) - From the PBS website... How can the modern study of global change benefit from ancient knowledge? Special correspondent John Larson reports on the new ways indigenous communities around the world are connecting with ...
  • Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC) (2/21/2014) - Special thanks to Laurie Taylor with the University of Florida ([email protected]) for suggesting this resource. The Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC) is a cooperative digital library for resources from and about the ...
  • Participatory Content Creation for Development: Principles and Practices (2/21/2014) - Excerpt from Foreword In any developing country, a prime ingredient for development is information. How that information is spread among people and how it is understood and used are also crucial, be it ...
  • ICT4D: Connecting People for a Better World (2/21/2014) - Are information and communication technologies (ICT) such as computers, mobile phones, radio, TV, video and the Internet effective instruments to empower people, reduce poverty and improve lives? Or are ICT just deepening already ...
  • #imld14: International Mother Language Day (2/21/2014) - Today is designated International Mother Language Day by UNESCO. From the UNESCO IMLD site: International Mother Language Day has been observed every year since February 2000 to promote linguistic and cultural diversity and ...
  • IPID presentation videos (2/20/2014) - The International Network for Postgraduate Students in the area of ICT4D (IPID) is a network of postgraduate students doing research in ICT4D. IPID operates through inter alia support to doctoral as well as ...
  • Preserving [digital] Objects With Restricted Resources (POWRR) (2/20/2014) - About POWRR While many larger institutions have made considerable headway on digital preservation, many medium and smaller sized institutions have struggled to make similar progress, largely due to a lack of economy of ...
  • Indigenous Community Stories (2/20/2014) - About Indigenous Community Stories Indigenous Community Stories records Western Australia's Indigenous heritage, cultural and historical stories using future-proof, high definition digital video technology and professional film crews. The initiative aims to record 100 ...
  • Research is Ceremony: Indigenous Research Methods – a presentation by Dr. Shawn Wilson (2/12/2014) - Modified from post originally published on the Red River College Applied Research blog. Join Red River College and Dr. Shawn Wilson, a Manitoba-born Indigenous people research expert visiting from Australia, to learn about ...
  • Indigenous New Media Symposium 2014 (2/9/2014) - The Indigenous New Media Symposium aims to bring together Native American and First Nation media makers and creative activists to discuss how new media platforms are being used in the indigenous community to ...
  • Digital Preservation in a Box (2/9/2014) - Digital Preservation in a Box is a product of the National Digital Stewardship Alliance’s (NDSA) Outreach Working Group and is designed as a toolkit to support outreach activities that introduce the basic concepts ...
  • Open Source Toolkit (2/9/2014) - The Open Source Toolkit: Empowering digital teachers and learners through access to open-source software. Through the Open Source Toolkit, the DHC exposes the university community to software freedom. The project benefits the community ...
  • Creating Digital Maps to Help Preserve Cultural Heritage of Kamchatka Community (2/9/2014) - Originally published on the UA News website by Yara Askar (January 29, 2014). Excerpt University of Arizona anthropologist Benedict Colombi is leading a public-private project to help a Russian indigenous people preserve its ...
  • National Digital Repository of South Africa (2/6/2014) - The National Digital Repository is organised into four sections: ART  |  CULTURES  |  INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE  |  MUSIC Vision National Digital Repository serves to collect, preserve, promote and disseminate South Africa's cultural heritage. It is ...
  • MAI Journal: a New Zealand Journal of Indigenous Scholarship (2/2/2014) - MAI Journal is an open access journal that publishes multidisciplinary peer-reviewed articles that critically analyse and address indigenous and Pacific issues in the context of Aotearoa New Zealand. We aim to publish scholarly ...
  • The Preservation of Canadian Indigenous Language and Culture through Education Technology (2/2/2014) - This study was a preliminary investigation into the preservation of Indigenous language and culture through educational technology. Using the research methods of an online questionnaire, on-site visits, semi-structured interviews and reflective journals, I ...
  • AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples (2/2/2014) - AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples is a peer-reviewed interdisciplinary journal. It aims to present indigenous worldviews from native indigenous perspectives. AlterNative is dedicated to the analysis and dissemination of native indigenous ...
  • A Digital Shift: Youth and ICT for Development Best Practices (2/2/2014) - A publication of the GAID Committee of eLeaders for Youth and ICT, In collaboration with TakingITGlobal and the Youth Unit of Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie. This publication was done with two purposes ...
  • ICT4D: Information and Communication Technology for Development (2/2/2014) - ICT4D provides an authoritative and accessible account of the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in contemporary development practice. It combines theory with practical guidance - including both a conceptual framework for ...
  • Backward Compatible: Cybertracker fuses ancient knowledge with cutting-edge technology (2/2/2014) - Excerpt: CyberTracker creator Louis Liebenberg, a South African scientist and author, first came up with the idea in 1996 while tracking with a group of Kalahari Bushmen. Liebenberg realized that he could help ...
  • World Bank eAtlas of Global Development (2/2/2014) - The World Bank e-Atlas of Global Development is a sophisticated online, interactive tool that maps and graphs more than 175 indicators from the World Bank’s development database. Developed in collaboration with HarperCollins, the ...
  • Development Matters 2007-2010 (2/2/2014) - Development Matters, a monthly development update from the DHAN Collective that was published between 2007 and 2010, provides readers with a glimpse of the progress made through various programmes and themes of the ...
  • Cultural Survival Quarterly (2/2/2014) - Cultural Survival Quarterly is the flagship publication of Cultural Survival, an organization that works toward a world in which Indigenous Peoples speak their languages, live on their land, control their resources, maintain thriving ...
  • Digital Culture & Education (2/2/2014) - Digital Culture & Education (DCE) is an international inter-disciplinary peer-reviewed journal. This interactive, open-access web-published journal is for those interested in digital culture and education. The journal is devoted to analysing the impact ...
  • Encyclopedia of Developing Regional Communities with ICT (2/2/2014) - The Encyclopedia of Developing Regional Communities with Information and Communication Technology is an important and timely reference source on all topics related to the emerging field of information and communication technology (ICT) and ...
  • An Introduction to ICT for Development (a Primer for Youth) (2/2/2014) - Primer 1 is designed to provide background information that students in undergraduate and graduate programmes can use as a starting point in the exploration of the various dimensions of the linkages through case ...
  • e-Strategies for Technological Diffusion and Adoption (2/1/2014) - Information and communication technology (ICT) innovations provide significant implications for business and socioeconomic development due to the role it plays in the diffusion of knowledge sharing, community development, and equality. E-Strategies for Technological ...
  • Finding a Voice: Themes and Discussions (2/1/2014) - NOTE: the Finding a Voice project (2006-08) was a collaboration between Queensland University of Technology, University of Adelaide, Swinburne University, UNESCO and UNDP. This book has a particular audience in mind: it is ...
  • Poverty and Digital Inclusion: Preliminary Findings of Finding a Voice (2/1/2014) - NOTE: the Finding a Voice project (2006-08) was a collaboration between Queensland University of Technology, University of Adelaide, Swinburne University, UNESCO and UNDP. This paper presents preliminary findings from a multi-sited qualitative study ...
  • ICT and Poverty: the Indisputable Link (2/1/2014) - Since the “information society” concept was introduced in the seventies, the correlation between access to information and poverty has been widely acknowledged. The main propositions given were as follows: information leads to resources; ...
  • A Framework to Assess Participation and Empowerment Impacts of ICT4D Projects (1/30/2014) - Community participation in ICT-for-development (ICT4D) is sometimes portrayed as a 'magic bullet', which will inevitably lead to better project outcomes and the empowerment of marginalised participants from the local community. This paper takes ...
  • Documentation of traditional knowledge (TK) and traditional cultural expressions (TCEs) (1/30/2014) - Documentation of traditional knowledge (TK) and traditional cultural expressions (TCEs) has attracted increasing attention in recent years from governments and cultural institutions as well as from indigenous peoples and local communities (IPLCs), in ...
  • Managing Identities and Diversities in the Age of Internet and Virtual Networks (1/30/2014) - A Case Study of the Global Organization of People of Indian Origin In the current age of the internet and knowledge networking it has become possible for communities to consolidate themselves through virtual ...
  • Intellectual Property, Traditional Knowledge and Traditional Cultural Expressions / Folklore: a Guide for Countries in Transition (1/30/2014) - This guide aims to help countries in transition decide whether and how best to protect traditional knowledge (TK) and traditional cultural expressions (TCEs) held by indigenous peoples and local communities. It describes the ...
  • Digital heritage in a Melanesian context: authenticity, integrity and ancestrality from the other side of the digital divide (1/28/2014) - This article examines how digital heritage, in the form of 3D digital objects, fits into particular discourses around identity, ancestrality and cultural transmission in Melanesia. Through an ethnographic analysis of digital heritage use ...
  • i4d magazine (1/27/2014) - The i4d (Information For Development) print magazine (2004-2010) was intended to provide a much-needed platform for exchange of information, ideas, opinions and experiences, both inside and outside the Information and Communication Technology for ...
  • What is Community Informatics (and Why Does It Matter)? (1/27/2014) - Community Informatics (CI) is the application of information and communications technologies (ICTs) to enable community processes and the achievement of community objectives. CI goes beyond the "Digital Divide" to making ICT access usable ...
  • ICT Update (1/27/2014) - ICTUpdate is a bimonthly printed bulletin, a web magazine, and an accompanying email newsletter. Each issue of ICTUpdate focuses on a specific theme relevant to ICTs for agricultural and rural development in African, Caribbean and Pacific ...
  • ICTs for Development: Empowerment or Exploitation? (1/27/2014) - Information and communication technologies (ICTs) can empower people. They unlock a world of super-fast, globalised communications and decentralised information networks. Once people can access and use the technology, their lives will be improved. ...
  • Digital Repatriation and Reciprocal Curation: the Ethics of Circulating Native Knowledge in the Plateau Region (1/26/2014) - Presented by Kim Christen at The University of Arizona's Knowledge River Program and at the Arizona Archives Summit, January 2011. About Kim Christen From her website: "I am an Associate Professor and Associate ...
  • Plateau Peoples’ Web Portal (1/26/2014) - This portal is a gateway to the cultural materials of Plateau peoples that are held in Washington State University's Libraries, Manuscripts, Archives and Special Collections (MASC), the Museum of Anthropology and by national ...
  • Traditional knowledge and the Traditional Knowledge Digital Library: Digital quandaries and other concerns (1/26/2014) - This article explores issues related to the digitization of traditional knowledge. Using the example of the Traditional Knowledge Digital Library (TKDL) in India, it (1) explores the interfaces between the TKDL and the ...
  • Traditional Knowledge Digital Library (TKDL) (1/26/2014) - Since time immemorial, India has possessed a rich traditional knowledge of ways and means practiced to treat diseases afflicting people. This knowledge has generally been passed down by word of mouth from generation ...
  • Indigenous Knowledge and The Politics of Classification (1/26/2014) - Indigenous knowledge has come to occupy a privileged position in discussions about how development can best be brought about so that finally, it really is in the interests of the poor and the ...
  • Indigenous Knowledge for Development: a Framework for Action (1/25/2014) - This paper has been prepared in the context of the Indigenous Knowledge for Development Initiative. The initiative is lead by the World Bank in partnership with several organizations which are collaborating under the ...
  • Indigenous Knowledge for Development: Opportunities and Challenges (1/25/2014) - This paper introduces indigenous knowledge (IK) as a significant resource which could contribute to the increased efficiency, effectiveness and sustainability of the development process. IK is defined as the basis for community-level decision ...
  • Impact assessment of ICT-for-development projects: a compendium of approaches (1/25/2014) - Billions of US dollars are invested each year by the public, NGO and private sectors in information-and-communication-technologies-for-development (ICT4D) projects such as telecentres, village phone schemes, e-health and e-education projects, egovernment kiosks, etc. Yet ...
  • iGUIDE – ICTD Resources in Silicon Valley and the San Francisco Bay Area (1/25/2014) - The iGUIDE: ICTD Resources in Silicon Valley and the San Francisco Bay Area is the first-ever comprehensive resource directory of local ICTD initiatives. Its easy-to-use listings of vital information about ICTD organizations and ...
  • Community media: a good practice handbook (1/25/2014) - This is a collection of case studies of good practice in community media. Its intention is to provide inspiration and support for those engaged in community media advocacy and to raise awareness and ...
  • Digital Humanities Quarterly (DHQ) (1/25/2014) - Digital Humanities Quarterly (DHQ) is an open-access, peer-reviewed, digital journal covering all aspects of digital media in the humanities. Digital humanities is a diverse and still emerging field that encompasses the practice of ...
  • Indigenous Knowledge: Local Pathways to Global Development (1/25/2014) - The cases presented here demonstrate how communities and local practitioners use indigenous knowledge systems and practices to help increase their crop yields, educate their children, reduce suffering from HIV/AIDS, decrease infant and maternal ...
  • Information Technology in Developing Countries (1/25/2014) - 'Information Technology in Developing Countries' is a newsletter of the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) Working Group 9.4 titled Social Implications of Computers in Developing Countries. The newsletter is now published on ...
  • Information Technologies & International Development (1/25/2014) - Information Technologies & International Development is an interdisciplinary open-access journal that focuses on the intersection of information and communication technologies (ICTs) with the "other four billion" – the share of the world population ...
  • After the Return: Digital Repatriation and the Circulation of Indigenous Knowledge (1/19/2014) - Museum Anthropology Review, Vol 7, No 1-2 (2013) This double issue of Museum Anthropology Review collects papers originally presented at a January 2012 workshop titled “After the Return: Digital Repatriation and the Circulation of ...
  • IndigiLINK Network (1/19/2014) - IndigiLINK is for professional social networking and collaboration for those working in the field of Indigenous research and policy. We welcome people working on Indigenous issues in a variety of capacities, including professionals, ...
  • Aboriginal Policy Research Consortium Launches IndigiLINK Network (1/19/2014) - The Aboriginal Policy Research Consortium (International) (APRCi) at Western University in London, Ontario is launching IndigiLINK network. This network will link the international indigenous community with noted experts in Indigenous research and policy development. ...
  • Human Rights and Access to Information and Communication Technologies (1/19/2014) - The world is going through a profound change where advances in Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) have tied nation states into an increasingly complex web of development, thus prompting the extreme importance of ...
  • Integration of indigenous knowledge with ICTs in coping with effects of climate change (1/19/2014) - Climate change threatens production’s stability and productivity. In many areas of the world where agricultural productivity is already low and the means of coping with adverse events are limited, climate change is expected ...
  • “Chuck a Copyright on It”: Dilemmas of Digital Return and the Possibilities for Traditional Knowledge Licenses and Labels (1/19/2014) - Abstract: This article focuses on the creation of an innovate network of licenses and labels delivered through an accessible, educational, and informative digital platform aimed specifically at the complex intellectual property needs of ...
  • Challenges Faced in Overcoming Indigenous Digital Divide in Brazil (1/18/2014) - This paper’s objective is to identify the level of digital inclusion made possible by Brazilian digital divide program Electronic Government – Citizen Attention Service (Governo Eletrônico – Serviço de Atendimento ao Cidadão – ...
  • A Participatory Approach to Define User Requirements of a Platform for Intangible Cultural Heritage Education (1/15/2014) - In the last years the protection and safeguarding of cultural heritage has become a key issue of European cultural policy and this applies not only to tangible artefacts (monuments, sites, etc.), but also ...
  • Revitalizing Culture through Gaming: “Boundary Objects” and Properness in the Design of a Virtual Reality Game System (1/1/2014) - The Digital Songlines Environment (DSE) is a virtual reality game system aimed at preserving and promoting Australian Aboriginal heritage, arts and culture. The system features a realistic virtual landscape with local flora and ...
  • Information Communication Technologies: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications (1/1/2014) - Information Communication Technologies: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications is the essential reference source created to meet the rapid development of information communication technologies research, compiling scholarly work in the pivotal areas of social adaptation ...
  • The Indigenous World 2012 (12/29/2013) - In over seventy articles and country reports, The Indigenous World 2012 gives a comprehensive update on the current situation of indigenous peoples and their human rights, and reports on the most important developments ...
  • M4D Overview: an Introduction to Mobile Phones for Development (12/29/2013) - M4D Overview 1.0 – the 2009 introduction to mobile for development describes and discusses how mobile devices are used in the developing world to enable economic and technological growth in developing countries. The ...
  • New Technologies and Contested Ideologies (12/28/2013) - About the Tagish-Tlingit FirstVoices project - published in the American Indian Quarterly, Winter & Spring 2006, Vol. 30, Nos. 1 & 2. The website discussed in the article is featured below: http://www.firstvoices.ca In ...
  • Poverty in Focus – Indigenising Development (12/28/2013) - Among the many social groups that have been historically excluded, indigenous peoples comprise one that offers great challenges to development. Although their assimilation has been a goal of the national societies that engulfed ...
  • Saratoga Native American Festival Program Guide (12/28/2013) - Note from Mark: I had the opportunity to serve as the organizer for the Saratoga Native American Festival for its first two years in operation (2006 and 2007) while working as the Education ...
  • Saratoga Native American Festival Curriculum Guide (12/28/2013) - This Curriculum Guide was published in conjunction with the 2007 Saratoga Native American Festival in Saratoga Springs, New York. Teachers at all levels will find that the lessons and activities introduced can be ...
  • tripleC: Open Access Journal for a Global Sustainable Information Society (12/28/2013) - The Open Access Journal for a Global Sustainable Information Society provides a forum to discuss the challenges humanity is facing in the information society today. It promotes contributions within an emerging science of ...
  • Sommer Films (12/28/2013) - From the Sommer Films website: Rebecca Sommer is a New-York-based and German-born international human rights advocate, journalist, artist and filmmaker, and the representative for EarthPeoples (www.earthpeoples.org) to the United Nations. Rebecca Sommer has ...
  • L’auravetl’an Information and Education Network of Indigenous People (LIENIP) (12/28/2013) - The interregional public organization L'auravetl'an Information and Education Network of Indigenous People (LIENIP) was established in 2003. The establishment of the information center was driven by the difficult situation of indigenous peoples in ...
  • Traditional Knowledge and Indigenous Peoples (12/28/2013) - Traditional knowledge is an important element of the intellectual and cultural heritage of indigenous peoples. It reflects their social and historical identity and significantly contributes to the future well-being and sustainable development of ...
  • Innovation and Technology for Indigenous Peoples (12/27/2013) - Excerpt Information and communications technology (ICT) is transformative economically, socially, and politically. Evidence of this transformation can be seen in the dramatic spread of ICT globally and near universal usage in both developing ...
  • The Role of ICTs in Indigenous Knowledge Preservation (12/25/2013) - Full Title: The Role of Information and Communications Technologies in Indigenous Knowledge Preservation Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) and digital technologies are omnipresent in the global information society. With the digitalisation of knowledge, ...
  • The Participatory Web – New Potentials of ICT in Rural Areas (12/25/2013) - Web 2.0 solutions offer people in rural areas a platform for networking and knowledge exchange. This brochure provides a systematic overview of Web 2.0 experiences made to date in Africa, Asia and Latin ...
  • The ICT4D 2.0 Manifesto: Where Next for ICTs and International Development? (12/25/2013) - ICT4D – the application of information and communication technologies for international development – is moving to a new phase. This will require new technologies, new approaches to innovation and implementation, new intellectual perspectives ...
  • Working with Indigenous Knowledge: A Guide for Researchers (12/21/2013) - Experience has shown us that development efforts that ignore local technologies, local systems of knowledge, and the local environment generally fail to achieve their desired objectives. Examples abound of western-lead teams of researchers ...
  • Ethnography Beyond Text and Print: How the digital can transform ethnographic expressions (12/14/2013) - Excerpt I’m not advocating for abolishing academic book publishing. Others have and have discussed the economic and ideological structure that supports academic publishing and valorizes the monograph.) Instead, I want to make room ...
  • Equipe EVOKE, the game (12/14/2013) - This is not a simulation. You are about to tackle real problems. Land fills, Recycling, Water Pollution, e-Waste, Rainforests, etc. And along the way you will discover new insights, challenges and beauty in ...
  • Urgent EVOKE, the game (12/14/2013) - EVOKE was a ten-week crash course in changing the world. It was free to play and open to anyone, anywhere. The goal of the social network game is to help empower people all over the world to come ...
  • Project Evaluation: EVOKE (12/14/2013) - Summary Background and findings EVOKE is a multiuser online game, created under the auspices of the World Bank Institute (WBI), which was intended to engage players in social-innovation activities that addressed global challenges. The game ...
  • Jane McGonigal: Gaming can make a better world (12/14/2013) - Note: The comments that follow this video on its Youtube page number over 3,000 and clearly show that Ms. McGonigal's ideas spur passionate (and often ridiculously vitriolic) debate. I include this item here ...
  • Technologies of Indigeneity: Indigenous Collective Identity Narratives in Online Communities (12/14/2013) - This thesis examines contemporary constructions of collective indigenous identity. It specifically focuses on the offline and online interactions among the members of Bibaknets, an online community for indigenous peoples from the highlands of ...
  • Scalar: open source, media-rich scholarly publishing platform (12/14/2013) - Scalar is a free, open source authoring and publishing platform that's designed to make it easy for authors to write long-form, born-digital scholarship online. Scalar enables users to assemble media from multiple sources ...
  • Vectors: Journal of Cultural and Technology in a Dynamic Vernacular (12/14/2013) - Vectors maps the multiple contours of daily life in an unevenly digital era, crystallizing around themes that highlight the social, political, and cultural stakes of our increasingly technologically-mediated existence. As such, the journal ...
  • Digital Dynamics Across Cultures (12/14/2013) - Introduction (excerpt) Digital Dynamics Across Cultures re-imagines the work of anthropology in the age of digital reproduction, and, by extension, explores the cross-cultural implications of several seeming truisms of the electronic era. While ...
  • A Parallel World for the World Bank: A Case Study of Urgent: EVOKE, An Educational Alternate Reality Game (12/8/2013) - In 2010, the World Bank launched Urgent: EVOKE, an alternate reality game. The game, which was designed to promote the World Bank Institute's vision of positive global change through social innovation, made substantial ...
  • Play and Power: a Ludic Design Proposal for ICTD (12/8/2013) - This paper puts forth a notion of ludic design, drawing from work in HCI by Phoebe Sengers and Bill Gaver, as an avenue through which ICTD can begin to contend with the historical ...
  • Ringbalin – River Stories: Ceremony and Indigenous Stories about the Murray Darling Basin (12/7/2013) - Come follow us: real world journeys with the oldest living cultures on earth to discover 40,000 years of history, knowledge and myth along Australia’s greatest rivers. In 2010 the Ringbalin, a group of ...
  • Ringbalin River Stories: app provides virtual exploration of story and ceremony down the Murray Darling River (12/7/2013) - From the Ringbalin: River Stories website: Ringbalin: River Stories is a groundbreaking multiplatform documentary that invites you to take a journey along the Murray Darling Rivers guided by Elders of the oldest cultures ...
  • Encountering Development Ethnographically (12/6/2013) - HCI for Development (HCI4D) lies at the intersection of Information Communication Technologies for Development (ICT4D) and Human-computer Interaction (HCI). The mainstream HCI community creates user experiences for the developed-world consumer, while ICT4D is ...
  • Ubicomp4D: Infrastructure and interaction for international development – the case of urban Indian slums (12/6/2013) - This paper attempts to re-imagine ubiquitous computing for populations in low-income and information-challenged environments. We examine information infrastructures in mid-sized urban slums of Mumbai and Bangalore in three ways—1) highlighting technologies supporting social ...
  • The Fate of a Digital Slate: Unexpected Issues with Deployment in Rural India (12/6/2013) - As many UX professionals know, an initial rosy impression about the usability of a system may be trumped by unexpected issues seen in the context of actual deployment. These kinds of surprises can ...
  • Digital leisure for development: Reframing new media practice in the global south (12/6/2013) - Photoshopping of newlyweds, downloading the latest movies, teens flirting on social network sites and virtual gaming may seem like typical behavior in the West; yet in the context of a village in Mali ...
  • Journal of Rural and Community Development (12/6/2013) - The JRCD is published by the Rural Development Institute (RDI) at Brandon University. RDI was established in 1989 as an academic research centre and a leading source of information on issues affecting rural ...
  • Why it is Hard to Identify Technical Research Problems in ICT4D and How to Make it Easier (12/6/2013) - My position is that a shortage of detailed and compelling problem statements is the primary bottleneck that prevents most computer scientists from conducting research in ICT4D. While interesting problems exist, they are usually ...
  • UNDP Resource Kit on Indigenous Peoples’ Issues (12/6/2013) - This kit focuses on development and indigenous peoples, with emphasis on their full and effective participation in all development processes and the need for a genuine partnership in—and ownership with them—of these processes. ...
  • Design for the Contact Zone: Knowledge management software and the structures of indigenous knowledges (12/2/2013) - This article examines the design of digital indigenous knowledge archives. In a discussion of the distinction between indigenous knowledge and western science, a decentred perspective is developed, in which the relationship between different ...
  • Indilinga: African Journal of Indigenous Knowledge Systems (IAJIKS) (12/2/2013) - Welcome to Indilinga: African Journal of Indigenous Knowledge Systems (IAJIKS) is an independent and fully accredited publication. The name Indilinga: stands for the "circular orientation" of indigenous African communities which is exhibited in ...
  • The Challenges Faced by African Libraries & Information Centres in Documenting & Preserving IK (12/2/2013) - African libraries and Information centres are faced with a plethora of challenges in the documentation of indigenous knowledge. Among the challenges is the lack of legal frameworks at national and international level to ...
  • GINKS: ICT4D Seminars and Fora (12/2/2013) - GINKS as part of its activity organize regular ICT4D Seminars and Fora based on our thematic areas (ICT and Education, ICT and Health, ICT and Youth, ICT and Gender and ICT and Agric). ...
  • Cultural Heritage Informatics Initiative (12/1/2013) - From the Cultural Heritage Informatics Initiative website: Hosted by the Department of Anthropology in partnership MATRIX: The Center for Digital Humanities & Social Sciences, the Cultural Heritage Informatics Initiative is a platform for interdisciplinary scholarly collaboration and ...
  • Keeping Country: a web-based approach to Indigenous outreach in cultural heritage management (11/30/2013) - Cultural heritage management (CHM) of Indigenous places is the dominant area of professional practice in Australian archaeology, yet relatively few Indigenous Australians take up a career in the sector. The internet is providing ...
  • Indigenous Rights and Social Media – a Sámi example (11/29/2013) - This blog post discusses indigenous uses of social media with the example of resistance against exploitation of the land and its raw materials in Swedish Sápmi - the cultural homeland of the Sámi, ...
  • Traveling Through Layers: reflections on the “ikiaqqivik” tweet (11/26/2013) - I thought this was interesting... on average, an @ethnosproject tweet gets 4-5 retweets and a few favorites. That is the norm for tweets about resources, calls for papers, projects of interest, etc. Yesterday, ...
  • Folklore 2.0: Preservation Through Innovation (11/26/2013) - The very cultural heritage that gives indigenous peoples their identity, now far more than in the past, is under real or potential assault from those who would gather it up, strip away its ...
  • Intellectual Property Issues in Cultural Heritage (IPinCH) Project (11/23/2013) - The Intellectual Property Issues in Cultural Heritage (IPinCH) Project is an international, multidisciplinary research project examining intellectual property (IP)-related issues that are emerging within the realm of heritage, especially those affecting Indigenous peoples. ...
  • Communication for Social Change Anthology: Historical and Contemporary Readings (11/18/2013) - An engine for social change that would improve all our lives has been popping up in different forms for a long time. But now, The Communication for Social Change Anthology looks at an ...
  • Questioning the Obvious? Ethical and Cultural Dimensions of CMC and ICTs (11/17/2013) - As late as 1998, U.S. citizens constituted the significant majority of Internet users (84%: GVU 1998). Given this demographic dominance, it is not surprising that U.S.-specific visions also dominated both popular discourse and ...
  • From Oral Tradition to Digital Collectives: Information Access and Technology in Contemporary Native American Culture (11/17/2013) - For people who may live both physically and culturally distant from the majority culture in their immediate environment, information technology can provide a boost toward accessing and documenting their own heritage. As early ...
  • Connecting to Collections Online Community (11/17/2013) - Our goal is to help smaller museums, libraries, archives, and historical societies get answers to collections care questions and quickly locate reliable preservation resources and to help staff members network with their colleagues. ...
  • Caring for Yesterday’s Treasures — Today (11/17/2013) - Caring for Yesterday’s Treasures — Today is a series of free, online courses about the preservation of archival and historical collections (curated by Connecting to Collections Online Community). Tailored to the needs of ...
  • Journal of Digital Humanities (11/17/2013) - The Journal of Digital Humanities (ISSN 2165-6673) is a comprehensive, peer-reviewed, open access journal that features the best scholarship, tools, and conversations produced by the digital humanities community in the previous semester. Initiated ...
  • Digital Humanities Now (11/17/2013) - Digital Humanities Now is an experimental, edited publication that highlights and distributes informally published digital humanities scholarship and resources from the open web. Since 2009, DHNow has been refining processes of aggregation, discovery, ...
  • Global Perspectives on Digital History (11/17/2013) - Global Perspectives on Digital History aggregates and selects material from our Compendium of the Global Perspectives, drawing from hundreds of venues where high-quality scholarship is likely to appear, including the personal websites of ...
  • Global Voices interview: Kevin Scannell talks about indigenous tweets and blogs (11/17/2013) - Kevin Scannell is a professor of mathematics and computer science at St. Louis University in Missouri, USA. He told us how he got into the field of mapping Indigenous tweets and micro-blogs around ...
  • Indigenous Tweets, Visible Voices & Technology (11/17/2013) - Indigenous Tweets, Visible Voices & Technology from Kara Andrade UNESCO estimates that of the 6,000 current languages spoken today, more than half will be extinct by the start of the next century, adding ...
  • Digital Democracy (11/16/2013) - Digital Democracy’s mission is to empower marginalized communities to use technology to defend their rights. As technology becomes cheaper and more accessible, we believe it can and should be used to bring more ...
  • Ngan’gi Seasons Calendar (11/14/2013) - Use the button above to download the PDF of the calendar. The Ngan’gi Seasons calendar was developed by key knowledge-holders of the Ngan’gi language from Nauiyu Nambiyu and CSIRO as part of a ...
  • Centre for Social Partnerships in Lifelong Learning (SPiLL) (11/13/2013) - The Centre for Social Partnerships in Lifelong Learning SPiLL was established in 2007 to support and research the interagency and interdisciplinary relationships that enable effective learning in different disciplines, workplaces and training sites. ...
  • Learning Communities: International Journal of Learning in Social Contexts (11/13/2013) - Learning Communities: International Journal of Learning in Social Contexts publishes papers reporting original research and other issues relating to the learning of individuals, groups, communities and organisations. The emphasis is on the socio-cultural ...
  • Archiving Web Resources International Conference: Issues for Cultural Heritage Organisations (11/13/2013) - In November 2004, the National Library of Australia hosted the Archiving Web Resources International Conference. Over 200 delegates from 21 countries, representing libraries, archives, museums, galleries, and government agencies, gathered to hear papers ...
  • Saving Traditions: The Ngalia people of Western Australia (11/13/2013) - Excerpt A long running project of the indigenous Ngalia people of Western Australia has adapted a wide variety of technologies in their fight to preserve their traditional knowledge and culture. Back in the ...
  • Learning and Knowing in Indigenous Societies Today (11/13/2013) - The book is organised into three sections. The first addresses the link between indigenous knowledge and indigenous language, and explores the opportunities this interconnection provides for understanding and countering declines in both. The ...
  • African Journal of Information and Communication Technology (AJICT) (11/13/2013) - African Journal of Information and Communication Technology (AJICT) is an international journal providing a publication vehicle for coverage of topics of interest to those involved in computing, communication networks, electronic communications, information technology ...
  • Barefoot Expert: The Interface of Computerized Knowledge Systems and Indigenous Knowledge Systems (11/13/2013) - It may seem a strange match--AI and crop irrigation or AI and the Serengeti lions but researchers in Artificial Intelligence envision expert systems as a new technology for capturing the knowledge and reasoning ...
  • Mira Canning Stock Route Project Archive (11/11/2013) - WARNING: This website contains images, names and stories of Aboriginal people who have passed away. Mira (Martu Wangka): to bring something hidden into the light Mira represents the culmination of FORM’s award-winning Canning ...
  • Language app: Ho-Chunk (Hoocąk) (11/11/2013) - The Hoocąk Waaziija Haci Language Division is dedicated to ensuring the Hoocąk language continues to be a "living language". As a sign of respect to our elders, and the speakers that have come ...
  • Language app: Chickasaw (11/11/2013) - Chokma! The Chickasaw Nation presents Chickasaw Language Basic, a Chickasaw language learning application for all Apple mobile devices. Chickasaw Language Basic offers hundreds of Chickasaw words, phrases, songs and videos. Learn the Chickasaw ...
  • Language app: Arikara (11/11/2013) - The Arikara Cultural Center aims to preserve, promote and maintain Arikara culture. By creating, developing and making available to the Arikara people dynamic activities that are imbued with Arikara culture. Additionally, the Arikara ...
  • Language app: Chemehuevi (11/11/2013) - Thornton Media, Inc. an American Indian-owned company, has permission from Chairman Darrell Mike to release their Chemehuevi App to the iTunes store. All Language materials remain the property of the Twenty-Nine Palms Band ...
  • Language app: Omaha (11/11/2013) - Omaha Nation Public Schools (UNPS), the Omaha Language Cultural Center (ULCC) & Title VII Department are resources to our children, schools and community. We promote the daily use of spoken Omaha language and ...
  • Social Media for Development (SoMe4D) (11/9/2013) - SoMe4D is the acronym for Social Media for international aid & Development. It is founded by freelance IT for development consultant & researcher Anand Sheombar. Initially the aim of SoMe4D is to bring ...
  • KwaMoja: an open source enterprise resource planning (ERP) project (11/9/2013) - KwaMoja is an open source enterprise resource planning (ERP) project based in Africa, committed to improving the efficiency, and profitability of every African business. Welcome to the official KwaMoja web site. A new ...
  • Calling all failures – curating a collection of cautionary tales (11/6/2013) - A few years ago, I stumbled across a discussion on Facebook that briefly mentioned the Ethnos Project. I wasn't able to find it again for reference, but I recall that one of the participants had ...
  • Digitizing Traditional Culture: WIPO Training Program for Indigenous Communities (11/4/2013) - Indigenous cultures the world round have seen their ritual ceremonies, music, symbols and creative arts imitated, reworked, copied and sold without acknowledgement or authorization, and often without respect for their cultural and religious ...
  • Empowering women through ICT (Spider ICT4D Series) (11/4/2013) - In March 2008, The Swedish Program for ICT in Developing Regions (Spider) and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) gender help desk organized a workshop on gender, ICT and development. The aim ...
  • Empowering the Poor: ICT for Governance & Poverty Reduction – A Study of Rural Development Projects in India (11/4/2013) - This publication systematically analyzes 18 projects in India that uses information and communications technology (ICT) for the benefit of poor people, and provides recommendations on how ICT can be applied to the massive, ...
  • ICT World Today (11/4/2013) - ICT World Today is a journal on Information and Communication Technology for Development developed by the Korea Information Society Development Institute with support from APCICT. Note: seems to have been in production for ...
  • APCICT’s ICTD Briefing Note Series 2011 (11/4/2013) - Updated first eight editions of APCICT’s ICTD Briefing Note Series. The publications, based on the curriculum of APCICT’s “Academy of ICT Essentials for Government Leaders Programme” (Academy), are designed to provide senior government ...
  • Communication for Empowerment in Lao PDR: An assessment of communication and media needs among ethnic peoples (11/4/2013) - Indigenous and ethnic peoples are highly marginalized and vulnerable. Largely excluded from mainstream development processes in many countries, their participation in decision-making and governance is limited. Many ethnic communities have neither the voice nor ...
  • Gender and ICTs for Development: a global sourcebook (11/3/2013) - Introduction: Gender and ICTs for development: setting the context Helen Hambly Odame The effect of ICT on women’s enterprise creation: a practical example from China Li Guihuan E-business piloting and readiness for rural women ...
  • ICTs and Sustainable Solutions for the Digital Divide: Theory and Perspectives (11/3/2013) - Chapter Abstracts Delineating the meaning and value of Development Informatics Graeme Johanson This chapter describes the field of Development Informatics as it has emerged in the past two decades, and highlights some of ...
  • Phil Borges: Documenting our endangered cultures (11/3/2013) - In this Phil Borges keynote, the world traveler and photographer talks about the rapid decline of indigenous cultures and languages. There are over 6,000 languages in the world and roughly 3,000 of those ...
  • The Impact of Cultural Assumptions about Technology on Choctaw Heritage Preservation and Sharing (11/3/2013) - Abstract Neither the effects of information and communication technology (ICT) on culture nor the cultural roles of ICT are widely understood, particularly among marginalized ethno-cultures and indigenous people. One theoretical lens that has ...
  • Intellectual Property and Human Development: Current Trends and Future Scenarios (11/3/2013) - Prepared by PIIPA’s global team of IP professionals and partners in human development, this book examines the social impact of intellectual  property laws as they relate to health, food security, education, new technologies, preservation ...
  • The Digital Divide Dilemma: Preserving Native American Culture While Increasing Access (10/27/2013) - Introduction “[I]nformation is power. The development of a Navajo Nation information infrastructure is a historic event that holds many possibilities.” A comparison of the access to technology on Native American reservations with urban ...
  • Preserving the Voice of Vanishing Cultures (10/27/2013) - Excerpt Chris Rainier has spent three decades photographing ancient cultures, often in places that cartographers have labeled uncharted, among “peoples from the past who were living in the present.” As he has repeatedly ...
  • iREACH: Lessons from a Community Owned ICT Network in Cambodia (10/20/2013) - Abstract Cambodia is for various reasons a challenging environment for ICT development. This did not deter IDRC (Canada) from funding an ambitious and ground-breaking project designed ultimately to influence ICT policy in Cambodia ...
  • BingBee @ RaglanRoad – a Field Trial with Unattended Educational Kiosks (10/20/2013) - Abstract A pod of ten unattended "behind-the-glass" computer kiosks has been running at the Raglan Road Multipurpose Centre in Grahamstown for more than three years. The goal is to enhance computational thinking skills, ...
  • Extreme Citizen Science, University College London (10/10/2013) - University College London interdisciplinary Extreme Citizen Science (ExCiteS) research group ExCiteS brings together scholars from diverse fields to develop and contribute to the guiding theories, tools and methodologies that will enable any community ...
  • Technological Leap-frogging in the Congo Basin, Pygmies and Global Positioning Systems in Central Africa (10/10/2013) - Abstract It is surprising that many Pygmy hunter-gatherers in the Congo Basin, though unable to read the numbers on banknotes or write their own names, have begun to use handheld computers attached to global positioning systems ...
  • The State of Broadband 2012: Universalizing Broadband (9/29/2013) - Executive Summary Affordable broadband connectivity, services and applications are essential to modern society, offering widely recognized social and economic benefits. The Broadband Commission for Digital Development promotes the adoption of broadband-friendly practices and policies ...
  • Indigenous communities deploy high-tech mapmaking to staunch global land grab (9/29/2013) - With governments, loggers, miners and palm oil producers poaching their lands with impunity, indigenous leaders from 17 countries gathered on a remote island in Sumatra this week to launch a global fight for ...
  • Community Maps Can Empower Indigenous Peoples to Assert Land Rights (9/29/2013) - An Australian-Filipino mining company during a September 2011 public consultation mobilized its “experts.” Their goal: to persuade local officials and indigenous and local communities about the “safety, merits and sustainability” of the company’s ...
  • ICT4D Research Ethics: Is it about Right? (9/29/2013) - Abstract: This article grew out of work with early career researchers working in ICTD and in mobile learning, specifically those at the intersection of those two emergent disciplines, the field sometimes called mobile learning ...
  • UNIMAS team experiments with community mapping (9/29/2013) - Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS) is no stranger to rural ICT4D projects in Malaysia. Known best for their award-winning eBario project, a remote telecenter that brought internet to the indigenous highlands of Borneo in ...
  • Community memory and ICT in a developing economy (9/22/2013) - Abstract The implementation of ICT in Africa pales in comparison with developed economies. Data of the use of landline phones, cellular phones and internet connectivity indicates that the most equipped African countries, of ...
  • An Overview of ICT Innovation for Developmental Projects in Marginalised Rural Areas (9/22/2013) - Abstract In recent years, assistance from developed countries to developing countries has intensified. Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) have also been widely deployed in developmental programmes, leading to the creation of a new ...
  • Telecentre Replication Initiative in Borneo, Malaysia: The CoERI Experience (9/22/2013) - Abstract There are many bridging-the-digital-divide initiatives implemented by various government agencies and non-governmental organisations throughout the world. Numerous studies have been conducted to identify the critical success factors in providing remote and rural ...
  • HCI as an Instrument for Strengthening Culture and Language of a Colombian Native Community (9/22/2013) - Abstract This paper is about the relationship between culture and human-computer interaction. Cultures are live, open and in continuous change. Computer and information technology, as external factors for non-Western-industrialized societies, may trigger transformations, ...
  • Ethiopic at the End of the 20th Century (9/21/2013) - Abstract As globalization and modernization come to bear on Ethiopia, cultural and linguistic survival increasing depends on the adaptation of technology to local needs. The pervasiveness of electronic communication technology is forcing societies ...
  • The Foundation for Indigenous ICT in Ethiopia (9/19/2013) - Abstract Ethiopia’s standards body, the Quality and Standards Authority of Ethiopia, has legalized the nation’s first character set standard. The highly anticipated standard, ES 781:2002, sets the foundation that future computer, software, and ...
  • Indigenous Youth & ICT: The Jakun & their Quest to Preserve their Traditional Knowledge – Malaysia (9/18/2013) - Abstract Information and communications technology (ICT) is fast catching up with youth throughout the globe. Once confined to the affluent of urban populace, ICT is now transcending boundaries, cultures and the economy of ...
  • Fragile memories: Indigenous knowledge and development (9/18/2013) - Abstract This paper examines the nature of knowledge with particular reference to so-called “indigenous knowledge” and its treatment within development interventions. It highlights some of the theoretical arguments and different sides of the ...
  • Human–Computer Interaction and Global Development (9/18/2013) - A publication by Kentaro Toyama (2010) Abstract International development is concerned with making life better for the least privileged people of the world. Since the 1990s, HCI has engaged increasingly with development through ...
  • StoryBank: Mobile Digital Storytelling in a Development Context (9/15/2013) - A paper by David M. Frohlich, Dorothy Rachovides, Kiriaki Riga, Ramnath Bhat, Maxine Frank, Eran Edirisinghe, Dhammike Wickramanayaka, Matt Jones and Will Harwood (2009) Abstract Mobile imaging and digital storytelling currently support a ...
  • Digital Preservation Technology for Cultural Heritage (9/15/2013) - "Digital Preservation Technology for Cultural Heritage" discusses the technology and processes in digital preservation of cultural heritage. It covers topics in five major areas: Digitization of cultural heritage Digital management in the cultural ...
  • Iltyem-iltyem: Sign languages in Central Australia (9/14/2013) - Iltyem-iltyem is an online resource for sign languages used in Indigenous communities in Central Australia. This site contains several hundred video clips of signs for public view. The project was piloted by members ...
  • Social Media: Brazil’s Indigenous Tribes Go Online in their Struggle To Be Heard (9/11/2013) - Brazil has several marginalized groups that often don't have a voice in government decision-making and are invisible to the majority of the country’s population. One such group, the country’s indigenous tribes, must constantly ...
  • Cultural Differences, Technological Imperialism and Indigenous GIS (9/3/2013) - Summary Do all people, from all cultures and all languages, think about geographic space and geographic processes in more or less the same way? Or are there significant cross-cultural variations in how different ...
  • Indigenous, ethnic and cultural articulations of new media (9/2/2013) - This article extends a lineage of research that reveals possibilities by which indigenous and ethnic communities have appropriated media technologies to serve their own cultural, political and social visions. This article focuses on ...
  • Rhizomatica (9/2/2013) - Rhizomatica promotes "Mobile Communications for All" by aiming to provide cellular service to underserved and overlooked communities. It helped launch the first autonomous cellphone network in a small, Zapoteca community in Oaxaca, Mexico. ...
  • Mexican village launches autonomous cellular network (9/2/2013) - A small indigenous village in the mountains of Oaxaca, Mexico launched what could be a new paradigm in local telecommunications services: a community-run carrier-grade autonomous cellular network. With the support of US-based international ...
  • Chasing Two Rabbits at Once: Balancing Indigenous Practices with Modern Skills (8/30/2013) - An excerpt from thecultureist.com: Sarah Tucker [is] a World Learning alum from SIT’s study abroad program in Cameroon and the founder of Two Rabbits. Two Rabbits works to improve access to education for ...
  • Push-button Activism: the use of technology by Townsville Aboriginal activists (8/26/2013) - Abstract In an increasingly technological age, the internet is becoming a primary source of networking. From common interest groups to business meetings, many members of western society have at least a minor presence ...
  • Multimedia technology & Indigenous language revitalization: Practical educational tools and applications (8/26/2013) - Abstract This dissertation reports findings from a study documenting the use of multimedia technology among Indigenous language communities to assist language learners, speakers, instructors, and institutions learn about multimedia technologies that have contributed ...
  • Using the Internet to Strengthen the Indigenous Nations of the Americas (8/26/2013) - In October 1994, a team from the Oneida Indian Nation of New York visited Washington to view a new Internet site at the White House. The press release describing the visit is reproduced ...
  • Videoconferencing and Remote and Rural First Nations (8/26/2013) - Abstract This article explores why visual communication is important for First Nations, the prevalence and purposes of videoconferencing in non-institutional settings, and the challenges the communities experience using this technology. The central theme ...
  • Video Communication Roadblocks Facing Remote Indigenous Communities (8/26/2013) - Abstract For Canada's remote and rural communities, video communications provide a vital lifeline. This article discusses the challenges for video communications in remote and rural First Nation (Indigenous) communities. Central to our analysis ...
  • New Media and Self-Determination: Publicly Made and Accessible Video and Remote and Rural First Nation Communities (8/26/2013) - Abstract This working paper explores the potential for New Media to provide a means for members of remote and rural First Nations communities to challenge problematic mainstream representations of First Nations identity. Video ...
  • Preserving Aboriginal Heritage: Technical & Traditional Approaches (8/26/2013) - Symposium 2007: Preserving Aboriginal Heritage: Technical & Traditional Approaches (originally published by the Canadian Conservation Institute) What We Heard Introduction Preserving Living Cultures Conserving Heritage Objects Reconciling the Tangible and the Intangible Working ...
  • Indigenous People, WSIS, and Emerging Uses of ICTs: Executive Summary (8/26/2013) - Introduction During the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Indigenous Peoples called for their full and effective participation in the Information Age on their own terms. While implementation of the WSIS Plan ...
  • Kulumun: Journal of the Wollotuka Institute (8/26/2013) - This journal is a premier Indigenous journal which publishes across an international field. It is devoted to the publication of information which relates to research findings, book reviews and Indigenous methodological epistemologies. This ...
  • Myths of Information Technology for International Development (8/26/2013) - The past decade has seen incredible interest in applying information and communication technologies for international development, an endeavor often abbreviated "ICT4D." Can mobile phones be used to improve rural healthcare? How do you ...
  • Designing a More Equitable Internet (8/26/2013) - My research is concerned with the design of appropriate and accessible information systems serving the needs of poor, indigenous, remote and otherwise marginalized communities in the developing and developed world. I am also ...
  • Designing User Interfaces for Novice and Low-Literacy Users (8/26/2013) - One of the greatest challenges in developing Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) for global development is that 41% of the population in the least developed countries is non-literate and even the literate among ...
  • [email protected] (8/26/2013) - The ICT4D Seminar is an interdisciplinary venture at Penn to bring together researchers, students, and leaders from all sectors interested in better understanding the role that ICTs play in international development, and the ...
  • Africa Gathering (8/24/2013) - Africa Gathering draws inspiration from the traditional, symbolic African Baobab tree: the place where people can gather to share knowledge, exchange ideas and learn from each other. Under AG’s tree all speaks openly, ...
  • Center for Digital Inclusion (8/24/2013) - Our mission is to transform lives and strengthen low-income communities by empowering people with information and communication technology. We use technology as a medium to fight poverty, stimulate entrepreneurship and create a new ...
  • Global Alliance for ICT and Development (GAID) (8/24/2013) - The Global Alliance for Information and Communication Technologies and Development (GAID), an initiative approved by the United Nations Secretary-General in 2006, was launched after comprehensive worldwide consultations with governments, the private sector, civil ...
  • International Development Research Centre (IDRC) (8/24/2013) - IDRC supports research in developing countries to promote growth and development. We work with researchers and innovators in those countries to find practical, long-term solutions to the social, economic, and environmental problems their ...
  • Inveneo (8/24/2013) - Inveneo is a 501c3 nonprofit social enterprise, which means that we operate like a business with a social mission. We aim to get the tools of information communications technology (ICT), such as computers, ...
  • TelecentresAfrica (8/24/2013) - TelecentresAfrica is an initiative launched by CTA and InfoBridge Foundation in support to rural community service delivery in Africa including telecentres and community radios. The programe is open to all stakeholders interested in ...
  • Swedish Program for ICT in Developing Regions (SPIDER) (8/24/2013) - The Swedish Program for ICT in Developing Regions (Spider) is a resource center for ICT for Development (ICT4D). Spider was established in 2004 and is based at the Department of Computer and Systems ...
  • Mobile Web for Social Development (MW4D) (8/24/2013) - The MW4D Interest Group explores how to use the potential of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) on Mobile phones as a solution to bridge the Digital Divide and provide minimal services (health, education, ...
  • Global Knowledge Partnership Foundation (8/24/2013) - What is Global Knowledge Partnership Foundation (GKPF)? Every organization involved in development needs to network and exchange knowledge. GKPF has the role as the knowledge broker, networking, communication and dissemination, logistics partner for ...
  • Aboriginal Resource Development Service (ARDS) (8/24/2013) - What is ARDS? ARDS is an Indigenous capacity building organisation committed to stand with and empower the Yolngu people of north-east Arnhem Land. The Yolngu world view and language is central to our ...
  • Africa Information Technology Initiative (AITI) (8/24/2013) - MIT Accelerating Information Technology Innovation (AITI) is a multidisciplinary group of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's International Science and Technology Initiative (MISTI) that promotes development in emerging regions by cultivating young technology entrepreneurs. ...
  • African Virtual University (8/24/2013) - The African Virtual University (AVU) is a Pan African Intergovernmental Organization established by charter with the mandate of significantly increasing access to quality higher education and training through the innovative use of information ...
  • Appropriate Computing Technologies for Development (ACT4D) (8/24/2013) - The ACT4D research group at IIT Delhi designs and builds information and communication technologies focused towards emerging, developing, bottom of the pyramid regions of the world. Why are we doing this? Many reasons. ...
  • APC Women’s Networking Support Programme (8/24/2013) - We are a global network of women who support women networking for social change and women’s empowerment, through the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs). We promote gender equality in the design, ...
  • Amazon Conservation Team (8/24/2013) - The Amazon Conservation Team (ACT) was created in 1995 with the conviction that if international rainforest conservation efforts are to succeed, the active and meaningful participation of indigenous people is essential. With the ...
  • Alaska Native Knowledge Network (8/24/2013) - The Alaska Native Knowledge Network (ANKN) is an AKRSI partner designed to serve as a resource for compiling and exchanging information related to Alaska Native knowledge systems and ways of knowing. It has ...
  • AIS Special Interest Group on ICT and Global Development (8/24/2013) - Special Interest Group of the Association for Information Systems Vision: Contribute to progress in the economically developing world through the appropriate use and diffusion of ICT and associated management practices. Challenge: Approximately three ...
  • Bellanet Alliance (8/24/2013) - The Bellanet Alliance is an international network of organizations working to foster global and regional collaboration through a more effective use of Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) and Knowledge Sharing practices. Operating as ...
  • Barefoot College (8/24/2013) - The Barefoot College began in 1972 with the conviction that solutions to rural problems lie within the community. The College addresses problems of drinking water, girl education, health & sanitation, rural unemployment, income ...
  • Banglanatak (8/24/2013) - We believe that community education and participation is the key to sustainable development. We have innovated unique theatre based models for empowering marginal sections of people with knowledge, skills and resources to lead ...
  • Association for Progressive Communications (8/24/2013) - APC’s strength lies in the fact that we don’t get excited about the internet for the internet’s sake. We are committed activists who want to use it to make the world a better ...
  • Artificial Intelligence for Development (AI-D) (8/24/2013) - AI-D is a non-profit organization established to support research on AI for Development (AI-D). A focal point of current AI-D efforts is the coalescence and distribution of data sets in support of research. ...
  • Aptivate (8/24/2013) - What do we do? We are an NGO and not-for-profit organisation that provides IT services for international development. We work on both grant funded projects and direct partnerships with NGOs. We collaborate with ...
  • Catholic Relief Services – ICT4D (8/24/2013) - Today people in the developing world have access to new, innovative, and affordable information and communications technology (ICT) that just a few years ago was non-existent or out of reach. CRS has been ...
  • Catapult Design (8/24/2013) - The majority of our world’s population lacks access to life’s basic needs. We develop and implement human-centered products to help them thrive. Technology can empower and liberate. A single, effective product has more ...
  • CARICOM ICT4D (8/24/2013) - Information and Communication Technology for Development (ICT4D) is an emerging field in the development agendas especially within the developing countries. It refers to the application of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) as the ...
  • BOSCO Uganda (Battery Operated Systems for Community Outreach) (8/24/2013) - BOSCO-Uganda is helping put an end to isolation caused by war. BOSCO-Uganda is providing an innovative Information and Communication Technology (ICT) solution to foster social and economical development and peace building in rural ...
  • Change (at the University of Washington) (8/24/2013) - Change is a group of faculty, students, and staff at the University of Washington who are exploring the role of information and communication technologies (ICT) in improving the lives of underserved populations, especially ...
  • Centre For Indigenous Knowledge Systems (CEFIKS) (8/24/2013) - CEFIKS - The Center for Indigenous Knowledge Systems (CEFIKS) is an independent not-for-profit, non-governmental organization based in Accra, Ghana. CEFIKS has an affiliate branch in the United States. CEFIKS is committed to the ...
  • Centre for Indigenous Knowledge and Organisational Development (CIKOD) (8/23/2013) - CIKOD’s vision is that of a society, where the rural poor, the marginalised and rural women have a voice and contribute pro-actively to equitable and sustainable community development. CIKOD’s Mission is to strengthen ...
  • Centre for Indian Knowledge Systems (CIKS) (8/23/2013) - In India, there is a large reservoir of knowledge systems - technologies as well as trained craftsmen and scholars who possess knowledge in various branches of traditional Indian sciences and technologies. These span ...
  • Centre for Development Informatics (CDI) (8/23/2013) - The Centre for Development Informatics researches the role of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in socio-economic development. The Centre's research outputs were returned under "Development Studies" and "Business & Management" for the most-recent ...
  • Pama-Nyungan reconstruction: Exploration of Australian Linguistic Prehistory (8/23/2013) - Abstract The earliest detailed records of Australia’s indigenous languages date from approximately two hundred years ago, and therefore our only access to the prehistory of Australia’s indigenous past is through reconstruction in archeology ...
  • Center for World Indigenous Studies (8/21/2013) - The Center for World Indigenous Studies (CWIS) is an independent, non-profit [U.S. 501(c)(3)] research and education organization dedicated to wider understanding and appreciation of the ideas and knowledge of indigenous peoples and the ...
  • Computer Aid International (8/20/2013) - Computer Aid International exists to tackle the causes and effects of poverty through practical ICT solutions. We work with not-for-profit organisations in developing countries to provide equipment and support where it is most ...
  • ICT for Development Network: Where digital, online technologies are central for social and economic development (8/20/2013) - ICT for Development Network is a section of The Communication Initiative (www.comminit.com) Mission: To convene the communication and media development, social and behavioural change community for more effective local, national, and international development ...
  • Department for International Development (DFID) (8/18/2013) - The UK government believes it is in all our interests to help poor people build a better life for themselves. So in 1997 it created a separate government department - the Department for ...
  • Cultural Survival (8/18/2013) - For 40 years Cultural Survival has partnered with Indigenous communities around the world to defend their lands, languages, and cultures. We publicize Indigenous Peoples' issues through our award-winning publications; we mount letter-writing campaigns ...
  • Digital Green (8/18/2013) - Digital Green is dedicated to improving the social, economic, and environmental sustainability of small farmer livelihoods. We aim to raise the livelihoods of smallholder farmers across the developing world through the targeted production ...
  • The Journal of Community Informatics (8/18/2013) - Focus and Scope Community Informatics (CI) is the study and the practice of enabling communities with Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs). CI seeks to work with communities towards the effective use of ICTs ...
  • Narrating Aboriginality On-Line: Digital Storytelling, Identity and Healing (8/18/2013) - Introduction In Taking Back Our Spirits , Jo-Ann Episkenew (2009) writes of the significance of indigenous literature as a "medicine" in healing the wounds of "colonial contagion." This healing process, according to Episkenew, is articulated ...
  • List of Lexicons created with Lexique Pro (8/15/2013) - This is a modified version of the list found on this page of the Lexique Pro website. For the most current and more detailed listing, please refer to the source page. Lexique Pro ...
  • Enee: a Shoshone Language Online Video Game (8/14/2013) - Enee is a 2D adventure / fetch quest game that teaches Shoshone language and culture to anyone in the world that wants to learn it. Enee achieves this by having the main character ...
  • Ioway, Otoe-Missouria Online Dictionary (8/14/2013) - This dictionary was submitted to the Resources Database by Jimm G. GoodTracks, creator of the Ioway, Otoe-Missouria Language Website. Jimm writes: "This is an expansion of the original 1992 Ioway, Otoe-Missouria Dictionary published ...
  • Dictionary of the Jaqi languages: Aymara, Jaqaru and Kawki (8/14/2013) - This dictionary was submitted to the Resources Database by Dr. MJ Hardman (‎Professor of Linguistics and Anthropology at the University of Florida). Dr. MJ Hardman writes: "This is a database driven dictionary of ...
  • Mozilla Firefox in Indigenous Languages (8/14/2013) - The Mozilla in Mexico community supports efforts to translate and localize the internet browser Mozilla Firefox into indigenous languages of Latin America. Their website currently features modules for 26 indigenous languages across Mexico, ...
  • Language app: Tłı̨chǫ Yatıì (8/13/2013) - The Yati Dictionary app contains over 1300 words and phrases with sounds, pictures, example sentences and other important information from the Tlicho Dene language, which you may hear spoken in the Northwest Territories ...
  • Tłı̨chǫ Yatıì Online Dictionary (8/13/2013) - The publication of a preliminary edition of the Dogrib (Tłı̨chǫ Yatıì) Dictionary in 1992 was an important event for the Dogrib Divisional Board of Education. The dictionary coincided with the graduation of the ...
  • Dictionary of Cook Islands Languages (8/13/2013) - This is a bilingual dictionary with the meanings of each headword given in English. It can be searched for both English and Cook Islands words. This online dictionary is aimed at providing quick ...
  • Ojibwe People’s Dictionary (8/13/2013) - The Ojibwe People's Dictionary is a searchable, talking Ojibwe-English dictionary that features the voices of Ojibwe speakers. It is also a gateway into the Ojibwe collections at the Minnesota Historical Society. Along with ...
  • Māori Dictionary Project (8/13/2013) - As well as the words one would expect in a traditional dictionary, Te Aka has encyclopaedic entries including the names of plants and animals (especially native and endemic species), stars, planets and heavenly ...
  • P’urhépecha Online Dictionary (8/13/2013) - This dictionary will be a continuously expanding, online, searchable, and (eventually) trilingual dictionary (P’urhépecha-Spanish-English) that includes early (colonial) and modern (endangered) languages. The dictionary’s databases include fields that support a wide range of ...
  • Mayan Online Dictionary (8/13/2013) - This dictionary will be a continuously expanding, online, searchable, and (eventually) trilingual dictionary (Mayan-Spanish-English) that includes early (colonial) and modern Mayan (endangered) languages. Currently, our focus is Yucatec Mayan. We hope to add ...
  • Mixtec Online Dictionary (8/13/2013) - This dictionary will be a continuously expanding, online, searchable, and (eventually) trilingual dictionary (Mixtec-Spanish-English) that includes early (colonial) and modern Mixtec (endangered). The dictionary’s databases include fields that support a wide range of ...
  • Nahuatl Online Dictionary (8/13/2013) - This is a continuously expanding, online, searchable, trilingual dictionary (Nahuatl-Spanish-English) that includes early (colonial) and modern Nahuatl (endangered), of the Uto-Aztecan language family. The dictionary’s databases include fields that support a wide range ...
  • Mi’gmaq / Mi’kmaq Online Talking Dictionary (8/13/2013) - The talking dictionary project is developing an Internet resource for the Mi'gmaq/Mi’kmaq language. Each headword is recorded by a minimum of three speakers. Multiple speakers allow one to hear differences and variations in ...
  • Cherokee Electronic Dictionary (8/13/2013) - Critical to the continuing revitalization of the Cherokee language is the need for the development of a “Cherokee Dictionary” of all Cherokee stems, affixes, words and phrases in an easy-to-access electronic computer database. ...
  • Remo Online Talking Dictionary (8/13/2013) - The Remo online talking dictionary currently has approximately 4,100 entries and will be uploading more files in the near future. This is the first searchable online record of this important South Munda language ...
  • Chamacoco Online Talking Dictionary (8/13/2013) - The first online resource available in English on Yshyr (Chamacoco), a Zamucoan language spoken in the Paraguayan Chaco. Expansion of the dictionary will also include Spanish search functions. The language Chamacoco is spoken ...
  • Matukar Panau Online Talking Dictionary (8/13/2013) - The first online resource for the Panau language of Matukar village in Madang Province, Papua New Guinea. Future plans include expanding the number of entries and adding Tok Pisin search functions. There are ...
  • Siletz Dee-ni Online Talking Dictionary (8/13/2013) - A Talking Dictionary is a bi-lingual dictionary with sound files. For this Siletz dictionary, sound files include both the English and the Siletz, to help make identification of terms easier. How do I ...
  • Ho Online Talking Dictionary (8/13/2013) - The Ho-English Online Talking Dictionary is currently under development as a pilot project. When launched, it will support access for a Ho speech community of over 1 million persons who are rapidly gaining ...
  • Tuvan Online Talking Dictionary (8/13/2013) - The Tuvan-English online talking dictionary is hosted on a Linux server at Swarthmore College with full backup and RAID array redundancy. It is programmed in the MySQL database management system, which support multi-user ...
  • Lakota Dictionary Online (8/13/2013) - Notes on the current version: "Approximate spelling” and “Consistent spelling" For the Lakota word-search input you can choose between “Approximate spelling” and “Consistent spelling”. Each approach has certain advantages. Approximate spelling This feature ...
  • Indigenous Language Apps & Online Indigenous Language Dictionaries (8/12/2013) - Someone on the Indigenous Language and Technology (ILAT) listserv recently inquired about multimedia dictionaries. I checked the Ethnos Project Resources Database to see what was listed and found only a handful of relevant ...
  • Lenape Talking Dictionary (8/12/2013) - Welcome to the Lenape Talking Dictionary - the official online dictionary of Lenape - the language of the Delaware Tribe.  The website includes translations, usage examples, photos, and audio recordings of Lenape words, phrases ...
  • Hii Dunia (8/9/2013) - About Hii Dunia aims to give everyone with knowledge or experience in the Development sector the opportunity to share their work. This may be in the form of academic research, papers or dissertations. ...
  • Hii Dunia’s Development Directory (8/9/2013) - Development Blogosphere Blogs play an increasingly pivotal role in Development discourse. The ease with which they can be set up means that they have become a vital communicative tool for practitioners in the ...
  • Aboriginal Mapping Network (8/9/2013) - The Aboriginal Mapping Network (AMN) was established in 1998 as a joint initiative of the Gitxsan and Ahousaht First Nations and Ecotrust Canada. Over the years the network has grown from its humble ...
  • Aboriginal Ethnic Language Dictionary (Taiwan) (8/8/2013) - Aboriginal Ethnic Language Dictionary The Republic of China Council of Indigenous Peoples, as part of central government efforts preserving the cultural heritage of Taiwan's 14 indigenous peoples, has launched an Aboriginal Ethnic Language ...
  • TowerDB: Network Management Software (8/7/2013) - Setting up a network generally means configuring a router, a UPS, maybe a NAS appliance and a few access points... Just a few pieces of equipment to serve hundreds of users’ devices. And ...
  • Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Traditional Cultural Expressions (8/6/2013) - The objective of this booklet is to offer general and basic information on the interface between intellectual property (IP) and traditional knowledge (TK), traditional cultural expressions (TCEs), and genetic resources (GRs). It briefly ...
  • Intellectual Property Needs and Expectations of Traditional Knowledge Holders (8/6/2013) - This Report presents information compiled by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) from nine fact-finding missions conducted by WIPO in 1998 and 1999 on the intellectual property (IP) needs and expectations of holders ...
  • Language app: Myaamia (8/6/2013) - Learn Myaamia on your iPhone with the 'Niiki' app 'Niiki' will bring Myaamia language to your fingertips. Niiki means "my home" in Myaamia, the language of Myaamia people. Niiki delivers over 80 sound ...
  • Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF) (8/4/2013) - Digital Empowerment Foundation, a Delhi based not-for-profit organization was registered on December 2002, under the “Societies Registration Act XXI of 1860″ to find solutions to bridge the digital divide. With no political affiliations, ...
  • Village Scribe Association (VSA) (8/4/2013) - We are a group of people who want to broaden the perspectives of and increase the possibilities for people who have very little. Our focus lies in advancing education of underprivileged people so ...
  • Do It Yourself Non Governmental Organisation (DIYNGO) (8/4/2013) - DIYNGO stands for “Do It Yourself Non Governmental Organisation”. We are an NGO (currently a voluntary organisation) who create an awareness of the usefulness of renewable technologies, e.g. wind and solar power. Specifically, ...
  • Development Gateway (8/4/2013) - Development Gateway is a non-profit organization that delivers information solutions to the people on the front lines of international development work. Whether they are government policy makers deciding how to invest scarce resources, ...
  • I4D People (8/4/2013) - I4D People pioneers ground-breaking technologies that empower our customers to function innovatively in their knowledge-based activities. I4D People links experience with latest research in the fields of Educational Technology, ICT for Development and ...
  • Intellectual Property Watch: Traditional and Indigenous Knowledge (8/4/2013) - Mission Intellectual Property Watch, a non-profit independent news service, reports on the interests and behind-the-scenes dynamics that influence the design and implementation of international intellectual property policies. Reporting Services Intellectual Property Watch’s reporting ...
  • Indigenous Knowledge and Intellectual Property Rights (8/4/2013) - Wend Wendland, World Intellectual Property Organization, delves into the issues of traditional knowledge, looking at where the rights lie, and the treaties emerging to protect them.
  • Indigenous Knowledge Systems and Intellectual Property Rights: an Enabling Tool for Development with Identity (8/4/2013) - This paper deals with a subset of indigenous knowledge systems called ethnobotanical knowledge. It reports some creative ways in which documentation of ethnobotanical knowledge can be carried out without losing community ownership over ...
  • Knowledge Translation (KT) for Indigenous Communities: a Policy Making Toolkit (8/4/2013) - We have put together this kit of information to provide practical assistance to community policy makers and those who assist them (policy analysts, etc.) in development of Knowledge Translation (KT) policy. The specific ...
  • ICTs and the spread of indigenous knowledge (8/4/2013) - At first glance, the relationship between indigenous knowledge and the Internet seems fraught. Indigenous knowledge provides a distinct set of beliefs, practices and representations avidly tied to place; the internet lauds itself for ...
  • Indigenous / Traditional Knowledge & Intellectual Property (8/4/2013) - The paper is available as a PDF download or an indexed HTML version. The relationship between indigenous/traditional knowledge and intellectual property law is a complicated contemporary legal problem. Questions around indigenous knowledge protection ...
  • Center for Indigenous Knowledge for Agriculture and Rural Development (CIKARD) (8/3/2013) - The Center for Indigenous Knowledge for Agriculture and Rural Development (CIKARD) at Iowa State University focuses its activities on preserving and using the local knowledge of farmers and other rural people around the ...
  • InSTEDD (8/3/2013) - At InSTEDD we envision a world where communities everywhere design and use technology to continuously improve their health, safety and development. Founded in 2006 from the TED Prize, and based in California’s Silicon ...
  • Heritage Education for Sustainable Development: Dialogue with Indigenous Communities in Africa (8/3/2013) - As the twenty-first century gets into gear, it is clear that the defining characteristic of our era is that of climate insecurity. The United Nations’ Framework Convention on Climate Change’s 14th Conference of ...
  • ICTworks (8/3/2013) - ICTworks™ is a premier resource for sharing and expanding knowledge on appropriate information and communication technologies (ICT) and the implementation processes that can make them sustainable in rural and underserved communities across the ...
  • ICT4D.at (8/3/2013) - Vision: In 2028 the digital divide is minimized. Lesser developed countries (LDCs) will be interconnected with the developed world using state of the art information- and communication-technologies (ICTs). People living in LDCs will ...
  • WIPO Traditional Knowledge Documentation Toolkit (8/3/2013) - A wide range of tools and proposals have been developed over the past decade or so to protect traditional knowledge (TK) and traditional cultural expressions (TCEs) (including using classical IP systems, developing sui ...
  • World Intellectual Property Organization: Traditional Knowledge (8/3/2013) - The term “traditional knowledge” is used here as shorthand for the entire field of traditional knowledge, genetic resources and traditional cultural expressions. Negotiations are currently underway in the WIPO Intergovernmental Committee on Intellectual ...
  • Traditional Cultural Expressions – Existing Codes, Guidelines and Practices (8/3/2013) - Traditional cultural expressions (TCEs), also called "expressions of folklore", may include music, dance, art, designs, names, signs and symbols, performances, ceremonies, architectural forms, handicrafts and narratives, or many other artistic or cultural expressions. ...
  • Rethinking the Indigenous Communications Program: developed by Broadband for the Bush Alliance (8/3/2013) - From the Executive Summary... Indigenous Communications Over the years, governments have put in place a range of initiatives aimed at improving communications in remote Indigenous communities. However, high levels of digital inequality still ...
  • The Centre of Excellence for Rural Informatics (CoERI) (8/1/2013) - In December 2010, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak approved the formation of the Institute of Social Informatics and Technological Innovation (ISITI). The Centre of Excellence for Rural Informatics (CoERI) which was previously anchored at the ...
  • Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) (8/1/2013) - The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) is a joint international institution of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States and the European Union (EU). Our mission is to ...
  • International Development Informatics Association (IDIA) (8/1/2013) - IDIA, the International Development Informatics Association, is an association serving as a forum for international cooperation between individuals and organisations focusing on research in the use of ICT for developing economies and societies ...
  • Institute of Development Studies (IDS) (8/1/2013) - The Institute of Development Studies is a leading global organisation for research, teaching and communications on international development. IDS was founded in 1966 and enjoys an international reputation based on the quality of ...
  • International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA) (8/1/2013) - IWGIA is an international human rights organization staffed by specialists and advisers on indigenous affairs. IWGIA's overall goal is to endorse and promote indigenous peoples' right to self-determination, their cultural integrity and their ...
  • IT for Change (8/1/2013) - IT for Change (ITfC) is an NGO located in Bengaluru, India, that works for the innovative and effective use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) to promote socio-economic change in the global South, ...
  • International Network for Post Graduate Students in ICT4D (IPID) (7/31/2013) - The International Network for Postgraduate Students in the area of ICT4D (IPID) is a network of postgraduate students doing research in ICT4D. IPID operates through inter alia support to doctoral as well as ...
  • International Institute for Communication & Development (IICD) (7/31/2013) - The International Institute for Communication and Development (IICD) is a non-profit foundation that specialises in information and communication technology (ICT) as a tool for development. IICD creates practical and sustainable solutions using both ...
  • Kabissa: Space for Change in Africa (7/31/2013) - Kabissa is a volunteer-led non-governmental organization founded in 1999 and organized in the United States as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Our mission is to help African civil society organizations to put Information and ...
  • Literacy Bridge (7/31/2013) - At Literacy Bridge, our mission is to empower children and adults with tools for knowledge sharing and literacy learning, as an effective means towards advancing education, health, economic development, democracy, and human rights. ...
  • LIRNEasia (7/31/2013) - LIRNEasia is a regional information and communication technology (ICT) policy and regulation think tank active across the Asia Pacific. Our Mission: To improve the lives of the people of the emerging Asia-Pacific by ...
  • Kopernik: Technology Marketplace (7/31/2013) - Kopernik is a registered public charity with tax exempt 501(c)(3) status in the United States which has set up an online marketplace to bridge the gap between innovators, developing communities and financial supporters ...
  • Language app: Yugambeh (7/30/2013) - Yugambeh Museum has recently launched Queensland's First Aboriginal Language App for Apple and Android. If you click on the link below it will show you our fully functioning app on your computer screen. ...
  • Mobile Technologies for Preservation of Indigenous Knowledge in Rural Communities (7/30/2013) - In this paper we explore the opportunities of mobile technologies in three of our own development endeavors with rural communities, promoting the preservation of indigenous knowledge. We reflect upon and recognize the fact ...
  • Native American and Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA) (7/30/2013) - The Native American and Indigenous Studies Association is a professional organization dedicated to supporting scholars and others who work in the academic field of Native American and Indigenous studies. Founded in 2008, NAISA ...
  • Community Owned Best Practice for Sustainable Resource Adaptive Management (COBRA) (7/30/2013) - Welcome to Project Cobra Increasing confidence across indigenous communities by: - Discussing the challenges facing their community; - Identifying their own solutions to these challenges; - Recording these solutions using visual technologies; - ...
  • Overseas Development Institute (ODI) (7/30/2013) - ODI is Britain's leading independent think tank on international development and humanitarian issues. Our mission is to inspire and inform policy and practice which lead to the reduction of poverty, the alleviation of ...
  • Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) (7/30/2013) - The mission of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is to promote policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world. The OECD provides a forum ...
  • One Media Player per Teacher (OMPT) (7/30/2013) - One Media Player per Teacher (OMPT) is equipping teachers in remote areas with the powerful technology of portable media players (PMPs). This allows village educators to give their students enhanced learning via recorded ...
  • TelecentresAfrica (7/30/2013) - TelecentresAfrica is an initiative launched by CTA and InfoBridge Foundation in support to the telecentre movement in Africa. The programe is open to all stakeholders interested in promoting and implementing ICT4D projects for ...
  • Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) (7/30/2013) - Sida is a government organization under the Swedish Foreign Ministry. We adminster approximately half of Sweden's budget for development aid. Our head quarters is in Stockholm with many offices in countries where we ...
  • Centre in ICT4D at the University of Cape Town (7/30/2013) - The Centre serves as a focal point for researchers who wish to create Information and Communication Technologies that address problems in the African Continent and other developing regions. We are a multi-disciplinary Centre ...
  • Technology and Infrastructure for Emerging Regions (TIER) (7/30/2013) - TIER is a research group at the University of California at Berkeley, investigating the design and deployment of new technologies for emerging regions. We aim to address the challenges in bringing the Information ...
  • THINK! The Innovation Knowledge Foundation (7/30/2013) - THINK! (The Innovation Knowledge Foundation) is an international no-profit research institute – a think tank – whose aim is to collect, process, share and circulate information concerning the ways in which ICT and ...
  • Technology Salon: a discussion at the intersection of technology & development (7/30/2013) - In April of 2008, Wayan Vota started the Technology Salon™ as a forum where technology and development professionals could share their opinions on emerging trends in ICT and international development in an intimate ...
  • Technology & Social Change Group at the University of Washington (TASCHA) (7/30/2013) - The Technology & Social Change Group (TASCHA) at the University of Washington Information School explores the design, use, and effects of information and communication technologies in communities facing social and economic challenges. With ...
  • Survival International (7/29/2013) - The movement for tribal peoples. Survival is the only organization working for tribal peoples’ rights worldwide. We work with hundreds of tribal communities and organizations. We are funded almost entirely by concerned members ...
  • Rising Voices: helping the global population join the global conversation (7/29/2013) - Rising Voices, an outreach initiative of Global Voices, aims to help bring new voices from new communities and speaking new languages to the global conversation by providing resources and funding to local groups reaching ...
  • Ghana Information and Knowledge Sharing Network (GINKS) (7/28/2013) - The Ghana Information and Knowledge Sharing Network (GINKS) is a constitution of a broad range of people drawn from various fields of endeavour but mainly involved in Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) and sustainable ...
  • University of the People (7/28/2013) - University of the People (UoPeople) is the world’s first tuition-free, online academic institution dedicated to the global advancement and democratization of higher education. The high-quality, low-cost and global pedagogical model embraces the worldwide ...
  • United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (7/28/2013) - The United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII or PFII) is the UN's central coordinating body for matters relating to the concerns and rights of the world's indigenous peoples. "Indigenous person" means ...
  • Free Open Technology Courses (7/28/2013) - You may have already graduated from college, but that doesn’t mean you have to stop learning. For many people, taking advantage of open courseware can be a great way to build skills that ...
  • A Dialogue on ICTs and Poverty: The Documentary (7/28/2013) - In September 2003, thirty experts from around the world gathered at Harvard University to discuss how information and communication technologies (ICTs) can help reduce poverty. At this "Harvard Forum," academics, development specialists, and ...
  • ICT for Development Blog (7/28/2013) - ICT4DBlog talks about the relation between information and communication technologies and socio-economic development. Its contributors all have a connection with the University of Manchester’s Centre for Development Informatics, through work and/or study. The ...
  • Innovation, Sustainability, Development: A New Manifesto (7/28/2013) - We live in a time of unprecedented advances in science and technology. The world is ever more globalised and interconnected. Yet poverty is deepening, the environment is in crisis and progress towards the ...
  • Aboriginal Indigenous Languages Map (7/28/2013) - David R Horton is the creator of the Indigenous Language Map. This map is based on language data gathered by Aboriginal Studies Press, AIATSIS and Auslig/Sinclair, Knight, Merz, (1996). The map attempts to ...
  • IDEO.org (7/28/2013) - IDEO has been working in the social sector for more than ten years. Recently, it became clear that launching a nonprofit organization focused solely on social innovation would allow IDEO to make an ...
  • Best Practice in ICT4D: A Conversation (7/28/2013) - Access to information can transform lives, livelihoods, and spiritual wellbeing. This is particularly true in places where access to information has been hindered by economic, geographic, or social barriers. Today, the rapidly growing ...
  • Building Human-Centered Design into ICT4D Projects (7/28/2013) - An interview with Danny Alexander and Sean Hewens of IDEO.org Originally published on the Best Practice in ICT4D: A Conversation blog Sean Hewens is knowledge manager and in-house counsel at IDEO.org. He oversees ...
  • Crisscrossed (Christian Kreutz’s blog) (7/28/2013) - This blog aims to analyze potentials in the interface of technology and social innovation, and also the challenges of the digital age. It focuses on tools such as internet — it's impact, potential ...
  • Conversations with the Earth: Indigenous Voices on Climate Change (7/28/2013) - Traditional and indigenous communities depend on a healthy relationship with the Land and therefore possess a wealth of knowledge, wisdom, and practical experience in adapting to long-term changes in their environment. And yet ...
  • Digital Opportunity Channel (7/28/2013) - The mission of the Digital Opportunity Channel is to educate and inform a global audience on the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) as a tool for promoting digital opportunity for all, ...
  • Digital Museum of Taiwan Indigenous People (7/28/2013) - Featuring information on the following Indigenous Peoples of Taiwan: Amis Atayal Bunun Kavalan Paiwan Puyuma Rukai Saisiyat Sakizaya Tao Thao Truku Tsou
  • CATaC conferences: cultural attitudes towards technology and communication (7/25/2013) - The biennial conference series on Cultural Attitudes towards Technology and Communication provides one of the most significant international forums for research on how diverse culture attitudes and communication preferences shape the implementation and ...
  • UC Berkeley: Information and Communication Technologies and Development (ICTD) (7/25/2013) - Research on ICTD at the School of Information follows several distinct trajectories: First, to understand current processes of technology diffusion and adoption in developing regions. Second, to act through the design and deployment of information systems in ...
  • World Bank (7/25/2013) - The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. Our mission is to fight poverty with passion and professionalism for lasting results and to ...
  • ICT4D Collective and Multidisciplinary Centre for ICT4D at Royal Holloway, University of London (7/25/2013) - The site of the ICT4D Collective and Multidisciplinary Centre for ICT4D at Royal Holloway, University of London. The Collective was initiated in 2004, in 2007 it was awarded the status of a UNESCO ...
  • Information and Communications Technologies for Development at Georgia Tech (7/25/2013) - Research and Projects This program explores information and communication technologies (ICTs) - in particular the internet and mobile networks - in low-income and low-infrastructure countries and contexts. This field is sometimes referred to ...
  • D-Lab at MIT (7/25/2013) - D-Lab is a program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) that fosters the development of appropriate technologies and sustainable solutions within the framework of international development. D-Lab’s mission is to improve the ...
  • Yankana: Technology for Social Action (7/25/2013) - Yankana is a project developed and maintained by Fundapi, an Ecuadorian NGO nonprofit that promotes the use of technologies for social action by individuals and organizations. The purpose of this site is to ...
  • Ørecomm Centre for Communication and Glocal Change (7/25/2013) - Ørecomm is a bi-national research group that originated at Malmö University (MAH) and Roskilde University (RUC) for research in the field of Communication for Development. Ørecomm focuses on the relations between media, communication ...
  • Eldis Community (7/23/2013) - Eldis Communities has been developed by the Eldis team. Since 1995 we have been providing an online information service for the development community. Eldis Communities is an extension to our existing services and ...
  • Frame: Natural Resource Management Communities – ICT4D (7/23/2013) - As technology continues to offer innovative solutions to development challenges, a variety of unique approached begin to emerge. This community seeks tools, best practices and lessons learned around the growing field of ICTs ...
  • FirstVoices (7/23/2013) - FirstVoices is a suite of web-based tools and services designed to support Aboriginal people engaged in language archiving, language teaching & culture revitalization. The FirstVoices Language Archive contains thousands of text entries in ...
  • Indigenous Commission for Communications Technologies in the Americas (ICCTA) (7/22/2013) - ICCTA'S Mission To promote the appropriate use and development of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) to strengthen the recovery of the roots of the Indigenous Peoples of the Americas and their legal, political, ...
  • iREACH: informatics for rural empowerment and community health (7/22/2013) - KITD, through its iREACH project, is a pioneer in the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in the empowerment process of poor rural communities in Cambodia. Through the use of ICTs, villagers ...
  • The eBario Vision for Indigenous People and ICT (7/22/2013) - The eBario project is operated by eBario Sdn Bhd. Here is the eBario mission: The eBario Vision for Indigenous People and ICT We welcome the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. ...
  • International Development Innovation Network (IDIN) (7/22/2013) - MIT’s D-Lab will lead the International Development Innovation Network (IDIN), a consortium of universities around the world to establish and nurture a global network of local innovators using technology to address issues facing ...
  • Comprehensive Initiative for Technology Evaluation (CITE) (7/22/2013) - MIT’s Department of Urban Studies and Planning will lead the CITE effort in developing a rigorous methodology for evaluating technological solutions to challenges in the developing world; this methodology will help donors and ...
  • The Language Archive (at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics) (7/22/2013) - The Language Archive (TLA) is a unit of the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics concerned with digital language resources and tools. Its major features are: A large data archive holding resources on languages worldwide. Many ...
  • Iwaidja Inyman (7/22/2013) - Iwaidja Inyman (ee-WAHD-jah EEN-mahn) meaning ‘Iwaidja language’ is an innovative and award-winning community project based on Croker Island in Northwestern Arnhem Land, dedicated to the documentation, maintenance, preservation and promotion of Iwaidja and other ...
  • First Peoples’ Language Map of B.C. (7/22/2013) - British Columbia is home to 203 First Nations communities and an amazing diversity of Indigenous languages; approximately 60% of the First Nations languages of Canada are spoken in B.C. You can access indexes ...
  • Finding a Voice (7/22/2013) - This site summarizes research from the Finding a Voice project (2006-08), a collaboration between Queensland University of Technology, University of Adelaide, Swinburne University, UNESCO and UNDP. Finding a Voice investigated creative engagement between ...
  • FAILfaire: Learning from #FAILs in ICT and Mobiles for Development (7/21/2013) - Projects succeed, projects fail. The successes are reported on, the failures are filed away. Or, in the case of most ICT 4 Development or Mobile 4 Development projects, pushed under the proverbial rug. ...
  • Global Voices (7/21/2013) - Global Voices is a community of more than 200 bloggers around the world who work together to bring you translations and reports from blogs and citizen media everywhere, with emphasis on voices that ...
  • iConnect-Online: Applying knowledge to development (7/21/2013) - iConnect-Online is an initiative of the International Institute for Communication and Development (IICD) and serves as a collaboration platform on the practice and implementation of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in sustainable development. ...
  • Human Rights TV (7/21/2013) - We are established to "empower the voice seldom heard". We recognise that those who have suffered abuse often suffer further indignity by remaining unheard. In making the individual story, told by the individual ...
  • Gwich’in Social and Cultural Institute (7/21/2013) - We are one of the most northerly aboriginal peoples on the North American continent, living at the northwestern limits of the boreal forest. Only the Inuit live further north. We are part of ...
  • Gurstein’s Community Informatics (Michael Gurstein’s blog) (7/21/2013) - Mike Gurstein's comments on enabling and empowering communities with information and communications technologies and other stuff. Michael Gurstein is currently Executive Director of the Centre for Community Informatics Research, Development and Training (Vancouver ...
  • ICT4D Facebook group (7/21/2013) - This group was established in April 2007 for all those interested in ICT4D (Information and Communication Technologies for Development) - led by the ICT4D Collective and UNESCO Chair in ICT4D at Royal Holloway, ...
  • ICT-KM blog (7/21/2013) - The ICT-KM Program of the CGIAR promotes and supports the use of information and communications technology (ICT) and knowledge management (KM) to improve the effectiveness of the CGIAR System's work on behalf of ...
  • ICT for Development (in Japanese) (7/21/2013) - “ICT for Development.JP” provides regular and comprehensive coverage of ICT4D news and project updates from around the world in Japanese. It is run by Maki and Tomonari, who started the blog as a ...
  • ictdchick – information technology, healthcare, and africa (Melissa Densmore’s blog) (7/21/2013) - I am a postdoctoral researcher in the Technology for Emerging Markets Group at Microsoft Research India. I recently completed my PhD at the University of California, Berkeley School of Information, where I was ...
  • Indigenous Knowledge Commons (7/21/2013) - The Indigenous Knowledge Commons provides a forum for thinking creatively about the social and cultural roles of Indigenous Studies, especially in relation to online teaching and research in the field. We invite you ...
  • ICTs for Indigenous Knowledge Preservation (7/21/2013) - Public libraries in South Africa engage with local communities to preserve indigenous knowledge. This involves teaching them to use ICT tools. Indigenous knowledge affects the well-being of the majority of people in developing ...
  • Ideas for Development blog (7/21/2013) - Ideas for Development is an international blog meant to stimulate debate on development issues. It brings together a set of senior professionals engaged in this sphere through their careers and personal convictions. This ...
  • McNulty Consulting blog (7/21/2013) - McNulty Consulting is a digital heritage consultancy with a focus on community-oriented projects, Web 2.0 technologies and open-source software in an African context. It specialises in digital cultural projects (including community, museum, heritage ...
  • IWGIA Publications (7/21/2013) - The International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA) publishes books, manuals, reports, briefing papers, videos and a yearbook in several languages documenting the situation of indigenous peoples around the world and informing about ...
  • Kiwanja.net: where technology meets anthropology, conservation and development (7/20/2013) - "kiwanja.net is the fulfilment of a life-long journey - a passion for technology which began at an early age with the dismantling of old TV's and radios the chance to play with an ...
  • Wait… What? Bridging Community Development & Technology (Linda Raftree’s blog) (7/20/2013) - NOTE: I have followed Linda's tweets and read her blog since 2008, and met her very briefly during a meet up after the UN Week Digital Media Lounge in NYC in 2010. She's ...
  • Knowledge Sharing Toolkit (7/20/2013) - This toolkit has been developed by the ICT-KM Program of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). It is a living ...
  • Knowledge Management for Development (KM4dev) (7/20/2013) - KM4Dev is a community of international development practitioners who are interested in knowledge management and knowledge sharing issues and approaches, and who seek to share ideas and experiences in this domain. The community ...
  • MobileActive.org (7/20/2013) - MobileActive.org is a community of people and organizations using mobile phones for social impact. We are committed to increasing the effectiveness of NGOs around the world who recognize that the 3.5 billion mobile ...
  • Exploring the Link between ICT Intervention & Human Development through a Social Capital Lens (7/20/2013) - While it is generally accepted that information and communication technology (ICT) can lead to development, the process through which this may happen remains unclear. At the core of this debate is the very ...
  • Researching ICT4D (Devinder Thapa’s blog) (7/20/2013) - Researching ICT4D is the blog of Devinder Thapa. Information and Communication Technology for Development (ICT4D) is a well established research area in both academia and practice. The research is trying to understand the ...
  • Open Street Map (7/20/2013) - OpenStreetMap is a free, editable map of the whole world. Unlike proprietary datasets like Google Map Maker, the OpenStreetMap license allows free access to the full map dataset. This massive amount of data ...
  • Map Kibera (7/20/2013) - Kibera in Nairobi, Kenya, was a blank spot on the map until November 2009, when young Kiberans created the first free and open digital map of their own community. Map Kibera has now ...
  • SIGCHI HCI4D Community (7/20/2013) - The ACM SIGCHI HCI4D Community serves people interested in the interplay between information technology and socio-economic development. “Development” here is viewed broadly to include such diverse topics as technology related to developing countries, ...
  • My Heart’s in Accra (Ethan Zuckerman’s blog) (7/20/2013) - My Heart's in Accra is Ethan Zuckerman's blog featuring his musings on Africa, international development and hacking the media. I have never met Ethan - although we live within three hours of each ...
  • NISG ICTD Knowledge Repository (7/20/2013) - The ICTD project has generated a store of knowledge during implementation. These knowledge artefacts are available for wider dissemination for the benefit of civil society and government organisations. We thank UNDP, DIT and ...
  • Digital Storytelling – Using a Participatory Approach (7/20/2013) - Spider ICT4D Seminar: Digital Storytelling - Using a Participatory Approach from SPIDERCENTER on Vimeo. Storytelling is an ancient human activity. In many cultures, people use stories to make sense of their world and ...
  • SPIDER’s ICT4D Seminars (7/20/2013) - The seminar series will feature established and upcoming researchers in the field of ICT4D to illuminate current research in the area. The series should be of interest to researchers, students, policy makers and ...
  • Owen Abroad (Owen Barder’s blog) (7/20/2013) - Owen Barder is Europe Director at the Center for Global Development which is based in Washington DC. He is also an Associate of the British Institute for Government. Owen was previously a British ...
  • Taiwan Indigenous TV (7/20/2013) - TITV Weekly’s mission is to tell the story of the indigenous people -- in our words, in our perspective -- and to broaden your vision on our issues, our concerns, our culture, our ...
  • Telecentre.org (7/20/2013) - Telecentre.org is a global community of people and organizations committed to increasing the social and economic impact of grassroots telecentres. Working together, we provide the resources that telecentres need to succeed: locally relevant ...
  • TalkAlter (7/15/2013) - TalkAlter blog is a collection of information on collective memory, oral history, personal biography, genealogy, software and related video, audio and indexing technology. The blog is maintained by the TALKALTER team. TalkAlter : ...
  • The Power of Play: An interview with Pinnguaq founder Ryan Oliver (7/15/2013) - This interview originally appeared on Rachael Petersen's blog, Global Native Networks. Pinnguaq is a software localization initiative based in beautiful Pangnirtung, Nunavut in Canada's high Eastern Arctic. In June 2013, they released an Inuktitut-language version ...
  • Traditional Knowledge Bulletin (7/15/2013) - The Traditional Knowledge (TK) Bulletin aims to provide information for indigenous communities and other relevant stakeholders on TK related discussions at international fora. The TK Bulletin is offered by the UNU-IAS as a ...
  • The Complexities of Community Participation in ICT for Development Projects: the Case of “Our Voices” (7/15/2013) - Community participation is often suggested as a means to a relevant, contextual rural information system (such as a telecentre). Yet, the ICT for development field has much to learn from development literature on ...
  • The Value of Extended Networks: Information and Communication Technology Intervention in Rural Peru (7/15/2013) - This interpretive case study discusses the implications of the information and communication technology (ICT) intervention in a remote village located in the northern Peruvian Andes. An integrated perspective, bringing together the ICT and ...
  • ICT for development and commerce: A case study of internet cafés in India (7/15/2013) - The paper, drawn from on-going studies of internet cafés in India, reports interesting localization of information and communication technology (ICT) offerings in shared public spaces. These are in some disjuncture with the ideology ...
  • Data Inclusion Projects in Developing Countries: Processes of Institutionalisation (7/15/2013) - This paper concerns digital inclusion projects in developing countries and, in particular, focuses on processes of institutionalisation of such projects. Three case studies are described and analysed. The first is the Akshaya telecentre ...
  • Information Communications Technologies and Regional Integration: Africa and South America (7/15/2013) - This paper examines the relationship between information and communication technologies (ICTs) and regional integration as a pathway to socio-economic development in Africa and South America. Both regions face a colonial legacy often characterized ...
  • Information and Communication Technologies in Development: Contextuality and Promise (7/15/2013) - Implementation of projects aimed at harnessing information and communication technologies (ICTs) for socio-economic development in Africa are inevitably affected by the state of basic infrastructure. This explains the mixed results of ICT adoption ...
  • Revisiting the role of ICT in Development (7/15/2013) - It is now widely accepted that Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) have an important role in national development. However, the nature of the link between the two remains unclear. Much of this state ...
  • The Challenge of “sustainability” in ICT4D – is Bricolage the Answer? (7/15/2013) - Sustainability is a central concern in a wide variety of “ICT for development” projects – from telecentres to ICT education in schools and universities and health informatics. But what is sustainability and how ...
  • Research on ICTs with Aboriginal Communities (RICTA) (7/10/2013) - Across Canada, Aboriginal communities are considering how information and communication technologies (ICT) can help them reach their development goals. Research on ICT with Aboriginal Communities (RICTA), a new research cluster, is building a ...
  • First Nations Innovation (7/10/2013) - The First Nations Innovation project has its roots in the RICTA project http://ricta.ca (2005-2006) that began with two of the current partners: the University of New Brunswick (UNB) and the Keewaytinook Okimakanak (KO) tribal council ...
  • Ogmios: Foundation for Endangered Languages (7/10/2013) - About Ogmios The aims of the Foundation are: to raise awareness of endangered languages, both inside and outside the communities where they are spoken, through all channels and media to support the use ...
  • Podcasts by the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) (7/10/2013) - IDS (UK)'s Cloudcasts on Mixcloud The Institute of Development Studies (IDS) is a leading global charity for international development research, teaching and communications. Our vision is a world in which poverty does not ...
  • Wikipedia entry on ICT4D (7/10/2013) - Information and Communication Technologies for Development (ICT4D) is a general term referring to the application of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) within the field of socioeconomic development or international development. ICT4D concerns itself ...
  • Web2forDev Gateway (7/10/2013) - Participatory Web 2.0 for development in short Web2forDev is a way of employing web services, in order to improve information sharing and collaborative production of content in the context of development work. In ...
  • ITID Special Issue on Open Development (7/10/2013) - ITID Special Issue on Open Development (Vol 7, Issue 1 - Spring 2011) "Open development refers to an emerging set of possibilities to catalyze positive change through “open” information-networked activities in international development. ...
  • Aptivate’s Web Design Guidelines for Low Bandwidth (7/10/2013) - Usability research has shown that the biggest factor in user satisfaction is speed of response. Optimising your website for response speed means people will enjoy using it more. But it's more important than ...
  • THINK! (The Innovation Knowledge Foundation) Scribd Shelf (7/10/2013) - THINK! (The Innovation Knowledge Foundation) is an international no-profit research institute – a think tank – whose aim is to collect, process, share and circulate information concerning the ways in which ICT and ...
  • Indigenous Cultures and Globalization Wiki (7/10/2013) - The impact of globalization on indigenous cultures can be viewed as both positive and negative. The growth of globalization has brought new opportunities to people around the world but at the same time ...
  • Digital Preservation Outreach & Education (Library of Congress) (7/10/2013) - The DPOE mission is to foster national outreach and education about digital preservation by building a collaborative network of instructors and partners to provide training to individuals and organizations seeking to preserve their ...
  • Summit Addresses Indigenous Digital Divide in Australia (7/9/2013) - This post, written by Ethnos Curator Rachael Petersen, originally appeared on the Rising Voices website.  Online heritage databases, an indigenous app to connect peoples worldwide, a network of recycled digital devices, and an ...
  • Challenging Traditions: Sámi Folklore and Internet (Coppélie Cocq’s blog) (7/8/2013) - Introduction From the website: My name is Coppélie Cocq. I grew up in France (Flanders) and moved to Umeå, Sweden in 1997. I have a PhD in Sámi Studies from Umeå University, and ...
  • Stone Chips to Silicon Chips: A Grounded Theory of ICT adoption in Australian Indigenous Households (7/8/2013) - Abstract Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) have become an everyday part of life. Communication networks within Australia link financial, educational, government and non-government services to Australian households. Both the 2001 and 2006 Australian ...
  • World Bank 2012 Maximizing Mobile Report (7/8/2013) - Executive Summary This report analyzes the growth and evolution of applications for mobile phones, focusing on their use in agriculture, health and financial services, as well as their impact on employment and government. ...
  • Towards a Policy for Remote Indigenous Media and Communications (7/8/2013) - Daniel Featherstone, General Manager of Indigenous Remote Communications Association (IRCA) of Australia, presents "Why One Size Doesn't Fit All: Towards a Policy for Remote Indigenous Media and Communications." The presentation describes the issues ...
  • Indigenous Language Education and Technology (7/8/2013) - Finding inspiration and resources for indigenous language education A scoop.it curated by Allyson Eamer, Assistant Professor at University of Ontario Institute of Technology Allyson's Research Interests Research interests include synchronous online language learning, ...
  • SPIDER’s ICT4D Resources (7/7/2013) - ICT4D (Information and Communication Technology for Development) is a relatively new and highly dynamic field of development intervention. ICT covers a whole range of technologies to access, process and distribute information (text, sound, ...
  • Information Technology and Indigenous Communities: symposium website (7/7/2013) - Information Technology and Indigenous Communities (ITIC) explored the ever-increasing use of IT to access, create and collate tangible and intangible cultural information and heritage. The torrent of new media and digitisation provides a ...
  • Digital Himalaya project (7/7/2013) - A project to develop digital collection, storage and distribution strategies for multimedia anthropological information from the Himalayan region. The Digital Himalaya project was designed by Alan Macfarlane and Mark Turin as a strategy ...
  • Digital Return: Digital Repatriation & Indigenous Knowledge (7/7/2013) - Digital Return is a research network and online resource providing a place for dialogue and connection and direct links to people and projects related to the return of cultural and linguistic materials to ...
  • Educational Technology Debate: Exploring ICT and Learning in Developing Countries (7/7/2013) - The Educational Technology Debate (ETD) seeks to promote a substantive discussion of how low-cost information and communication technology (ICT) device initiatives for educational systems in developing countries are relevant to the very groups ...
  • International Telecommunication Union (ITU) blog (7/6/2013) - ITU (International Telecommunication Union) is the United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technologies – ICTs. Their blog has several categories: Assistive Technology for Disabled Broadband Children Communications Connected Schools Curriculum Development ...
  • Living Languages blog (7/6/2013) - A very rich language resource curated by wakablogger. Prepare to invest many moons reading this wonderful blog.
  • The ICT4D Jester (Kentaro Toyama’s blog) (7/6/2013) - ICT4D Jester is the blog of Kentaro Toyama, a researcher in the School of Information at the University of California, Berkeley. Until 2009, he was assistant managing director of Microsoft Research India, which ...
  • Question Box (7/6/2013) - Question Box is Open Mind’s initiative to bring information to people the way they want to receive it. For us, that means: Local language Live telephone hotlines SMS answers & more All Question ...
  • World Bank at a Glance mobile application (7/6/2013) - The World Bank at a Glance mobile application makes this complex institution accessible. Succinct explanations are supplemented with hyperlinks for deeper information on what interests you. The app provides a comprehensive overview of: ...
  • CyberTracker (7/6/2013) - CyberTracker Conservation is a South African non-profit company that develops handheld data capture solutions. Their flagship product is called CyberTracker 3 and can be downloaded free from the CyberTracker website. The software itself ...
  • Evaluating the Digital Songlines Game Engine for Australian Indigenous Storytelling (7/6/2013) - Abstract This paper reports on a consultative development cycle with remote indigenous peoples around Australia, the protocols established for their respectful engagement, and evaluation of the digital storytelling game engine developed for them. ...
  • FrontlineSMS (7/6/2013) - FrontlineSMS is free open source software that turns a laptop and a mobile phone into a central communications hub. Once installed, the program enables users to send and receive text messages with large ...
  • Talking Book (7/6/2013) - When powered on, the localized verbal instructions lead users through the audio user interface. To access recordings, users are guided by audio prompts and respond with key presses. For instance, pressing the right ...
  • Lexique Pro (7/6/2013) - You've spent years working on your dictionary, but how easy is it for others to make the most of it? Are the speakers of the language getting any benefit from it? Is it ...
  • MapBox (7/6/2013) - MapBox lets you design fast and beautiful interactive maps and share them on the web and mobile devices. MapBox is the whole package for making maps, from the worldwide street-level basemap MapBox Streets ...
  • KoBoToolbox (7/6/2013) - KoBoToolbox was co-founded by Phuong Pham and Patrick Vinck now based at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative who were confronted by the challenges of collecting data in a secure fashion, increasing the quality of ...
  • MetaMouse (7/6/2013) - MetaMouse is a freely available, University of California developed software tool that easily allows schools to increase the utility of their computers up to five times. MetaMouse allows existing single-player educational games and ...
  • The Storytelling Station: an interactive museum kiosk (7/6/2013) - This museum kiosk, designed as a prototype for the Ndakinna Education Center, provides an interactive introduction to storytelling and the Native American oral traditions of the Northeast. Participants learn about storytelling by: experiencing ...
  • Story Weaver (7/6/2013) - Story Weaver is a custom web application created by a team made up of Wade Chambers and David Turnbull of the Native Eyes Project at IAIA and Virginia Murdoch and Joseph Pearson at ...
  • FOSS Digital Curation, Asset Management & Community Archiving Systems (7/6/2013) - A list of over 25 free and open source digital curation, asset management & community archiving systems that may be of interest to communities (Indigenous or not) seeking to sustain and share words, ...
  • Ushahidi (7/6/2013) - The Ushahidi Engine is a platform that allows anyone to gather distributed data via SMS, email or web and visualize it on a map or timeline. Our goal is to create the simplest ...
  • BingBee: an information kiosk (7/6/2013) - A pod of ten unattended "behind-the-glass" computer kiosks has been running at the Raglan Road Multipurpose Centre in Grahamstown for more than three years. The goal is to enhance computational thinking skills, and ...
  • IsumaTV: an independent online interactive network of Inuit and Indigenous multimedia (7/4/2013) - MISSION IsumaTV is an independent online interactive network of Inuit and Indigenous multimedia. IsumaTV uses the power and immediacy of the Web to bring people together to tell stories and support change. Our ...
  • Global Native Networks: Investigating Indigenous Use of Digital Technology Around the World (7/4/2013) - The blog of Rachael Petersen - her "space of intercultural understanding, truth-mongering, and of policy analysis grounded in place. This blog is dedicated to my experience as a 2012-2013 Thomas J. Watson Fellow, ...
  • Indigenous Archives Network (7/4/2013) - Connecting with Indigenous people working with Indigenous Knowledge sources Developing an International network to connect innovative projects relating to Indigenous peoples, Archives, Libraries, Museums, Galleries, Keeping Places and Communities Discussions are taking place ...
  • Race and ICT4D: exploring the relationship between technology, development & race (7/4/2013) - A blog developed by Kui Kihoro Mackay, a student at Royal Holloway University who is undertaking an MSc in Practising Sustainable Development (ICT4D Specialism). The blog's focus is race and ICT4D. From the ...
  • Kamusi – The Global Online Living Dictionary (7/4/2013) - The Global Online Living Dictionary. Every Word, Everywhere. From the Kamusi website: The Kamusi Project is a participatory international effort dedicated to improving knowledge of the world's languages. Our long term mission is ...
  • Bamboo DiRT: Digital Research Tools (7/4/2013) - Bamboo DiRT is a tool, service, and collection registry of digital research tools for scholarly use. Developed by Project Bamboo, Bamboo DiRT makes it easy for digital humanists and others conducting digital research ...
  • Nunaliit Atlas Framework (7/3/2013) - From the nunaliit.org website: The Nunaliit Atlas Framework The Nunaliit Atlas Framework aims to make it easy to tell stories and highlight relationships between many different forms of information from a variety of ...
  • Language app: Diné, Lakota, Mvskoke and Ponca (7/3/2013) - The Native Language App is a great way for children and adults to learn different Native words from across Indian Country. This app can be a fun and interactive approach for someone to ...
  • Using ICTs for Cultural Preservation (7/3/2013) - [sorry, no audio!]
  • Connecting people for development: Why public access ICTs matter (7/2/2013) - Libraries, telecenters, and cybercafés play a critical role in extending the benefits of information and communication technologies (ICTs) to a diverse range of people worldwide. However, their ability to contribute to development agendas ...
  • Libraries, telecenters, & cybercafés play a critical role in extending the benefits of ICTs to people worldwide (7/2/2013) - A guest post by TASCHA's Melody Clark. Originally published here. Report: Connecting people for development: Why public access ICTs matter While you’re likely reading this on your personal computer, enjoying reliable and fast ...
  • IFAP Information Society Observatory (7/2/2013) - This Observatory aims to provide building blocks for the development of such policies and strategies, by making accessible up-to-date information grouped, in the first instance, around the IFAP priority areas: Information for development; ...
  • Indigenous Peoples’ Rights Database (7/2/2013) - The project on the promotion of indigenous peoples’ rights through promotion of the principles of the International Labour Organisation's (ILO) Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention (No. 169) and promotion of the implementation of ...
  • UNESCO Register of Best Practices on Indigenous Knowledge (7/2/2013) - Best practices on indigenous knowledge' refers to examples and cases that illustrate the use of IK in developing cost-effective and sustainable survival strategies for poverty alleviation and income generation. These include indigenous land-use ...
  • AidData Searchable Database (7/2/2013) - AidData was formed in 2009 through the merger of two existing programs: Project-Level Aid (PLAID) and Accessible Information on Development Activities (AiDA). PLAID, begun in 2003, was a joint effort between the College ...
  • Australian Indigenous Languages Database (AUSTLANG) (7/2/2013) - The AUSTLANG system assembles information about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages from various sources. The core of AUSTLANG is the AUSTLANG database (online Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages database) which is ...
  • Digital Namibian Archive (7/2/2013) - The Digital Namibian Archive (DNA) is an innovative project that brings together international partners to develop a rich digital resource that reflects the diversity of voices and cultural stories of Namibian people to ...
  • Appropedia (7/2/2013) - Our vision is that all of humanity is able to work together developing and realizing rich, sustainable lives. We build the infrastructure, and help make the connections and populate free content to effect ...
  • Kiwanja Mobile Applications Database (7/2/2013) - Interested in mobile? The mobile applications database contains details of projects from around the world which make social and environmental use of mobile technology in fields such as human health, economic empowerment, conservation, ...
  • Indigenous Studies Database (7/2/2013) - Welcome to the Indigenous studies research network. A virtual multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary network of Indigenous researchers and research affiliates from Australia and abroad. The Network promotes the sharing and exchange of knowledge, research, ...
  • Indigenous Studies Portal (iPortal) (7/2/2013) - The Indigenous Studies Portal (iPortal) connects faculty, students, researchers and members of the community with electronic resources: books, articles, theses, documents, photographs, archival resources, maps, etc. The vision of the Indigenous Studies Portal ...
  • IDRC free online books collection (7/2/2013) - International Development Research Centre (IDRC) Books publishes - both online and in print - the results of IDRC-supported research on global and regional issues related to sustainable and equitable development. As a specialist ...
  • Tanzania Indigenous Knowledge Database (7/2/2013) - Indigenous knowledge (IK) is defined as local or traditional knowledge that is unique to every culture or society, which sometimes influences local decision-making in different areas. In some communities, it is even regarded ...
  • Research for Development (R4D) (7/2/2013) - R4D is a free access on-line database containing information about research programmes supported by DFID. R4D provides you with the latest information about research funded by DFID, including news, case studies and details ...
  • Nurturing Indigenous Knowledge Experts (NIKE) – Ifugaos Indigenous Knowledge Database (7/2/2013) - Our library is being developed to safeguard Ifugao's intellectual heritage and to provide information materials to researchers, students, and teachers. The library is based at the NCIP Office-Lagawe, Ifugao. Materials may be brought ...
  • Archive of the Indigenous Languages of Latin America (AILLA) (7/1/2013) - AILLA is a digital archive of recordings and texts in and about the indigenous languages of Latin America. Access to archive resources is free of charge. Most of the resources in the AILLA ...
  • UNESDOC database (UNESCO documents) (7/1/2013) - Contains 120,000 free downloadable documents in six official languages covering all UNESCO fields of competence since 1945 and most of the publications edited by the Organization.
  • World Bank API (7/1/2013) - The World Bank's first API offers 114 indicators from key data sources and 12,000 development photos (see all sources). We are releasing this API because we believe this information can be mapped, visualized and mashed up ...
  • IICD projects database (7/1/2013) - About IICD To help people in Africa and Latin America access the information that can transform their lives, we use ICT: Information and Communication Technology. We help local partners from the non-profit, public ...
  • ICT4D Bibliography at ICTlogy.net (7/1/2013) - This is a gathering of literature on subjects related to the impact of Information and Communication Technologies in the society, especially in development curated by Ismael Peña-López. Thus, you’ll find readings about the ...
  • Endangered Languages Database (7/1/2013) - Researchers at the World Oral Literature Project have compiled a database of language endangerment levels with references to collections and recordings of oral literature that exist in archives around the world. Data on ...
  • Elizabeth Lindsey: Curating humanity’s heritage (6/30/2013) - From ted.com: It's been said that when an elder dies, it's as if a library is burned. Anthropologist Elizabeth Lindsey, a National Geographic Fellow, collects the deep cultural knowledge passed down as stories ...
  • Intangible Cultural Heritage Research and Documentation lecture (6/30/2013) - Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) Research and Documentation by Dr. Kate Hennessy, Simon Fraser University's School of Interactive Arts and Technology in Surrey, British Columbia
  • Kate Hennessy discussing her work (6/30/2013) - See also Repatriation, Digital Media, and Culture in the Virtual Museum Kate Hennessy is an Assistant Professor specializing in Media at Simon Fraser University's School of Interactive Arts and Technology. She is an ...
  • Indigenous Peoples and the United Nations (6/30/2013) - I encourage you to visit Rebecca Sommer's website for more incredible documentary work.
  • Wade Davis: Dreams from endangered cultures (6/30/2013) - From ted.com: With stunning photos and stories, National Geographic Explorer Wade Davis celebrates the extraordinary diversity of the world's indigenous cultures, which are disappearing from the planet at an alarming rate. A National ...
  • Juliana Rotich: Meet BRCK, Internet access built for Africa (6/30/2013) - From ted.com: Tech communities are booming all over Africa, says Nairobi-based Juliana Rotich, cofounder of the open-source software Ushahidi. But it remains challenging to get and stay connected in a region with frequent ...
  • Reviving Our Culture, Mapping Our Future (6/30/2013) - The story behind a group of indigenous communities from around the world, who are using new methods to communicate their message to the rest of the world.
  • Ethnos Project Report (6/28/2013) - Daily "newspaper" comprised of Ethnos Project Twitter hashtags and keywords of interest. Categories include education, environment, business, society, technology, and mobile.
  • Hello Africa (documentary) (6/27/2013) - Hello Africa from UZI FILM on Vimeo.Documentary about mobile phone culture in Africa. All material is published under a Creative Commons license (CC-BY-NC-SA). More info at www.uzi.se and www.ict4d.at/helloafrica. Hello Africa is the ...
  • Combining Tradition With Technology, Chief Almir Surui (6/27/2013) -
  • Bridging the Digital Divide in Uganda (6/27/2013) - For more information visit the IDRC website.
  • Accurate Crowdsourcing for Human Rights (6/26/2013) - Presentation by Patrick Philippe Meier via his blog
  • [email protected] 2008 (6/26/2013) - For more information visit the [email protected] conference site
  • Rural Internet Kiosk (RIK) (6/25/2013) - This short documentary features ICT development in Africa with emphasis on how the Rural Internet Kiosk (RIK) is changing the way rural Africa communicates. The Rural Internet Kiosk is 100% solar powered and ...
  • iDecolonize: a review of indigenous-language learning apps (6/24/2013) - Last week, I published a review of indigenous language mobile applications on my personal blog, Global Native Networks. In it, I review over ten mobile apps developed to help teach endangered and marginalized ...
  • Indigenous Perspectives on Globalization: Self-Determination Through Autonomous Media Creation (6/24/2013) - Why is it important to look at issues which surround Indigenous peoples, globalization, and autonomy? What is an Indigenous perspective on globalization? Can Indigenous communities create local and mass media which promotes their ...
  • OII Summer Doctoral Programme (England) (6/24/2013) - The aim of the programme is to bring together advanced doctoral students engaged in dissertation research relating to the Internet and other ICTs. By sharing their work and learning from leading academics in ...
  • ICT for Development Specialization (United States) (6/24/2013) - This specialization focuses on the role of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in fostering economic, social, and environmental change in developing countries. Students in this program will gain a theoretical and practical background ...
  • Rural Development, Community Research & Indigenous Knowledge (United States) (6/24/2013) - Designed for students with interests in researching Alaska Native communities, cultures, languages, ceremonial performances and histories. Students learn principles of ethical research, explore issues of intellectual and cultural property rights, and acquire skills ...
  • ICT for Development Studentships (South Africa) (6/24/2013) - The Hasso Plattner Institute and the University of Cape Town are offering PhD studentships in the field of ICT for Development. These will be made available to students from the African continent who ...
  • Practising Sustainable Development, ICT4D (England) (6/24/2013) - Sustainable Development, or development that balances economic, social, and environmental aspects, is one of the greatest challenges of our time. Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) can be powerful tools in helping to achieve ...
  • ICT for Development (England) (6/24/2013) - Welcome to the site of the ICT4D Collective at Royal Holloway, University of London. The Collective was initiated in 2004, in 2007 it was awarded the status of a UNESCO Chair in ICT4D, ...
  • ICT for Sustainable Development (Italy) (6/24/2013) - The programme is designed to train the experts who will become the intellectual leaders of this emerging field to have a deep appreciation of the issues of Sustainable Development and the manner of ...
  • Development Studies (England) (6/24/2013) - The one year MA in Development Studies provides a solid grounding in international development concepts, theories and approaches. Students are equipped with the analytical and practical skills they need to engage critically in ...
  • Poverty and Development (England) (6/24/2013) - (England)During the three terms there are four compulsory courses and two shorter options. These are taught through lectures and group tutorials and assessed through term papers of 3-5,000 words. Students also write a ...
  • Science, Society & Development (England) (6/24/2013) - Focusing on such pressing practical and policy questions in health, environment and agriculture, this programme provides students with a solid grounding in development concepts and theories, in combination with an understanding of the ...
  • Governance & Development (England) (6/24/2013) - The MA Governance and Development provides students with a theoretically informed understanding of debates on governance, enhancing their capacity to develop and implement policies in NGOs and public organisations. The programme aims to ...
  • ICT for Development (England) (6/24/2013) - Research is fundamentally about creating knowledge. It is about exploring existing literatures and ideas, and then building on these, usually by doing a substantial amount of empirical research. Examiners of a PhD thus ...
  • Participation, Power & Social Change (England) (6/24/2013) - The MA Participation, Power and Social Change (MAP) is a unique 18-month programme providing experienced development workers and social activists with the opportunity to critically reflect on their practice and develop their knowledge ...
  • Information, Communication & the Social Sciences (England) (6/24/2013) - Our DPhil programme in Information, Communication and the Social Sciences provides an opportunity for cutting edge research into the societal implications of the Internet and related technologies in the context of this dynamic ...
  • Development Communication (The Philippines) (6/24/2013) - The Doctor of Philosophy in Development Communication is designed to enable students to: (1) acquire a broader and deeper understanding of theories, principles and approaches of devcom; (2) generate and advance knowledge on ...
  • Development Studies (The Netherlands) (6/24/2013) - The Institute of Social Studies offers a four-year programme leading to the internationally recognised degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Development Studies. ISS has the right to award its own PhD degree. The ...
  • Development Studies (The Netherlands) (6/24/2013) - The ISS offers a programme of studies leading to a Masters degree in Development Studies. With a strong focus on training in the theory and methods relevant to development studies, the MA programme ...
  • International Affairs (United States) (6/24/2013) - Study in Communication and Development stresses the use of communication to promote and support positive social development. The curriculum includes interdisciplinary perspectives on national development, area studies, and training in applied research methods, ...
  • Communication for Social & Behaviour Change (Jamaica) (6/24/2013) - This programme provides students with a foundation in theory, research methods, and practice. It prepares participants to conceptualise, design, manage, and evaluate evidence-based strategic programmes for social and behaviour change. A range of ...
  • Gender & Development (England) (6/24/2013) - This programme is one of the longest running and most popular programmes on gender and development in the world. It is taught jointly with the School of Social and Cultural Studies at the ...
  • Globalisation & Development (England) (6/24/2013) - The global economy is experiencing an unprecedented shift in economic power from West to East, rapid technological transformation, increasing turbulence and deep inequalities between and within countries. This programme provides insights into the ...
  • Communication for Development (Sweden) (6/24/2013) - This 60-credit degree is an international web-based master-level course of study focused on theoretical knowledge and practical competences in the fields of communication, media, culture, development, social change, and globalisation. The teaching is ...
  • Theatre & Media Communication in Development (Malawi) (6/24/2013) - The University cites a demand within the Government and within non-governmental organisations (NGOs) for skilled personnel in the field of performance communication, following a trend established in other countries in the region. According ...
  • Community Development Practice & Social Policy (Australia) (6/24/2013) - This degree includes the study of community development theories and practices informed by a diversity of critical theory. Students develop specialised knowledge in community development and explore the ‘use of self’ in professional ...
  • International Development Studies (Thailand) (6/24/2013) - The Master of Arts in International Development Studies, known for short as MAIDS, is intended for people who are making, or have the potential to make, a meaningful contribution as researchers, practitioners, and ...
  • Development Communication (The Philippines) (6/24/2013) - The Master of Science in Development Communication is designed to enable students to: (1) synthesise knowledge, theories, principles and strategies of communication and apply them in addressing problems of development at different levels; ...
  • Professional Studies in Development Communication (The Philippines) (6/24/2013) - The Master of Professional Studies in Development Communication is designed to enable students to acquire a strong foundation in development communication theory and practice. The programme is designed for communication practitioners who are ...
  • Telecommunication Network for Developing Countries (Spain) (6/24/2013) - The overall objective of the Master is to provide a comprehensive and quality training to design, develop, implement and research in telecommunications network suitable for rural areas of developing countries.
  • Development Studies (Sweden) (6/24/2013) - The master’s programme in Development Studies is given by the Department of Government at Uppsala University, but with the aid of researchers and lecturers at a number of different educational institutions. The programme ...
  • ICT for Development (Sweden) (6/24/2013) - The programme is intended for those who would like to broaden and deepen their knowledge of ICT (information and communication technology) and business administration, its management and applications to the developing world. The ...
  • ICT for Development (England) (6/24/2013) - In recent years there has been - and continues to be - a massive expansion in the number of information-and-communications-technology-for-development (ICT4D) projects (telecentres, ICT-enabled microenterprise, public service kiosks, e-government initiatives, e-health projects, ICT-in-education, ...
  • ICT for Development (United States) (6/24/2013) - The ATLAS MS in Information and Communication Technology for Development (MS-ICT4D) will prepare students for careers in the use of ICT to advance people in developing communities. Although ICT4D is emerging as a ...
  • ICT for Development (England) (6/24/2013) - Sustainable development, or development that balances economic, social, and environmental aspects, is one of the greatest challenges of our time, and Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) can be powerful tools in helping to ...
  • Information Management & Systems (United States) (6/24/2013) - Not an ICT4D program per se, but does offer special focus courses in ICT4D related areas, for example: Social Enterprise using ICTs for International Development.
  • Computation, Organizations & Society (United States) (6/24/2013) - The program prepares students to be tomorrow’s leaders in designing, constructing and assessing software that will transform society, business, policy, and law or be used to computationally reason about these complex socio-computational transformations. ...
  • Information, Technology, & Society in Asia (Japan) (6/24/2013) - This program offers intensive graduate level education designed to foster analytical strength and insight into Asian societies and international relations, at a time when information and communication technology is having an increasingly profound ...
  • Information, Technology, & Society in Asia (Japan) (6/24/2013) - This program offers intensive graduate level education designed to foster analytical strength and insight into Asian societies and international relations, at a time when information and communication technology is having an increasingly profound ...
  • ICT for Development (United States) (6/24/2013) - The ATLAS interdisciplinary Ph.D. program facilitates truly interdisciplinary coursework and research. The common thread of this research is that information and communication technology is the enabling force. Students admitted to the program are ...
  • Development Communication (The Philippines) (6/24/2013) - The Bachelor of Science in Development Communication is designed to enable students to: (1) synthesise knowledge, theories, principles and strategies of communication and apply them in addressing problems of development at different levels; ...
  • Indigenous Development (Canada) (6/24/2013) - UWinnipeg offers you a unique Master’s in Development Practice (MDP) in Indigenous Development thanks to a prestigious MacArthur Foundation grant. This two-year program of study consists of course work, applied research and field ...
  • IndigiTUBE: the voice of remote indigenous Australia (6/21/2013) - Accoring to their website, IndigiTUBE is an online community for sharing and accessing media made by and for Indigenous people in remote Australia. For many years Indigenous Australians have used media to keep ...
  • Methodology of Collaborative Cultural Mapping (6/21/2013) - Or download in Portuguese >> Description: The Amazon conservation Team believes that the most effective way to protect the environement is to strengthen the indigenous peoples' cultures working in three fundamental bases: map, ...
  • Indigenous Tech and Media News Roundup: June (6/21/2013) - Every month Ethnos Project team member Rachael Petersen publishes a roundup of indigenous technology and media articles in the news at her blog Global Native Networks. Below are the June highlights NORTH/SOUTH/CENTRAL AMERICA The ...
  • Living Tongues Institute for Endangered Languages (6/16/2013) - The Living Tongues Institute for Endangered Languages is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated solely to the documentation, maintenance, and revitalization of endangered languages globally. It develops and manages linguist-aided, community-led projects that promote ...
  • ICTD Interventions – Trends over the Last Decade (6/16/2013) - Abstract In this study, we examine Information and Communication Technology for Development (ICT4D) technology interventions that have been developed over the last decade. The purpose is to provide a snapshot of the trends ...
  • The Changing Field of ICTD: Content analysis of research published in selected journals and conferences, 2000-2010 (6/16/2013) - Abstract In this study, we report the results of a content analysis of 948 papers from selected peer reviewed journals and conferences published between 2000 and 2010 in the academic literature on the ...
  • Culturally Situated Design Tools: Ethnocomputing from Field Site to Classroom (6/16/2013) - Abstract Ethnomathematics is the study of mathematical ideas and practices situated in their cultural context. Culturally Situated Design Tools (CSDTs) are web-based software applications that allow students to create simulations of cultural arts—Native ...
  • Language app: Nazko-Dakelh (6/15/2013) - The Nazko-Dakelh app is a media-rich bilingual dictionary and phrase collection comprised of words and phrases archived at the online Aboriginal language database FirstVoices.com. Word and phrase definitions are illustrated with audio recordings, ...
  • Language app: Xeni Gwet’in (6/15/2013) - The Xeni Gwet'in app is a media-rich bilingual dictionary and phrase collection comprised of words and phrases archived at the online Aboriginal language database FirstVoices.com. Word and phrase definitions are illustrated with audio ...
  • Language app: Secwépemc (6/15/2013) - The Secwépemc app is a media-rich bilingual dictionary and phrase collection comprised of words and phrases archived at the online Aboriginal language database FirstVoices.com. Word and phrase definitions are illustrated with audio recordings, ...
  • Language app: FirstVoices Chat (6/15/2013) - FirstVoices Chat is a multilingual texting app with keypads serving over 100 Indigenous languages. The app was developed in response to First Nation youth who want to communicate via social media in their ...
  • Language app: Northern St̕’át̕’imcets (6/15/2013) - The Northern St̕'át̕'imcets app is a media-rich bilingual dictionary and phrase collection comprised of words and phrases archived at the online Aboriginal language database FirstVoices.com. Word and phrase definitions are illustrated with audio ...
  • Language app: Ktunaxa (6/15/2013) - The Ktunaxa Language app is a media-rich bilingual dictionary and phrase collection comprised of words and phrases archived at the online Aboriginal language database FirstVoices.com. Word and phrase definitions are illustrated with audio ...
  • Language app: Sliammon (6/15/2013) - The Sliammon app is a media-rich bilingual dictionary and phrase collection comprised of words and phrases archived at the online Aboriginal language database FirstVoices.com. Word and phrase definitions are illustrated with audio recordings, ...
  • Language app: Nisga’a (6/15/2013) - The Nisg̱a'a app is a media-rich bilingual dictionary and phrase collection comprised of words and phrases archived at the online Aboriginal language database FirstVoices.com. Word and phrase definitions are illustrated with audio recordings, ...
  • Language app: Ehattesaht (6/15/2013) - The Ehattesaht app is a media-rich bilingual dictionary and phrase collection comprised of words and phrases archived at the online Aboriginal language database FirstVoices.com. Word and phrase definitions are illustrated with audio recordings, ...
  • Language app: Kwak’wala (6/15/2013) - The Kwak'wala app is a media-rich bilingual dictionary and phrase collection comprised of words and phrases archived at the online Aboriginal language database FirstVoices.com. Word and phrase definitions are illustrated with audio recordings, ...
  • Language app: Hlgaagilda Xaayda Kil (6/15/2013) - The Skidegate Haida Language app is a media-rich bilingual dictionary and phrase collection comprised of words and phrases archived at the online Aboriginal language database FirstVoices.com. Word and phrase definitions are illustrated with ...
  • Language app: SENĆOŦEN (6/15/2013) - The SENĆOŦEN app is a media-rich bilingual dictionary and phrase collection comprised of words and phrases archived at the online Aboriginal language database FirstVoices.com. Word and phrase definitions are illustrated with audio recordings, ...
  • Language app: Halq’emeylem (6/15/2013) - The Halq'eméylem app is a media-rich bilingual dictionary and phrase collection comprised of words and phrases archived at the online Aboriginal language database FirstVoices.com. Word and phrase definitions are illustrated with audio recordings, ...
  • ICT Futures for Teaching and Learning in Indigenous Communities (6/15/2013) -
  • Information Technologies and Indigenous Communities Round Table (6/15/2013) -
  • The Indigital Revolution: The indigenous mobilisation of information technologies in twenty-first century Australia (6/15/2013) -
  • Information Technologies & International Development journal special issue: Selected Papers from ICTD2012 (6/13/2013) - Information Technologies & International Development is an interdisciplinary open-access journal that focuses on the intersection of information and communication technologies (ICTs) with the "other four billion" – the share of the world population ...
  • Knowledge Traditions of Aboriginal Australians: Questions & Answers arising in a Databasing Project (6/13/2013) - In answering some questions about the place and role of databasing in Aboriginal Australian Knowledge Traditions, the paper gives some interesting insights into the nature and workings of Aboriginal Knowledge Traditions. I consider ...
  • Software for Educating Aboriginal Children about Place (6/13/2013) - In this paper I imagine how a piece of software (TAMI) that is yet to be built might contribute to learning of being in-place by Aboriginal Australian children. I take up an analytic ...
  • Computer Databases and Aboriginal Knowledge (6/13/2013) - At a recent workshop on Aboriginal knowledge in Darwin, several women from the local Larrakia community talked about putting their elders’ knowledge onto a database. One cautious non-indigenous researcher voiced some doubts about ...
  • Aboriginal Knowledge on the Internet (6/13/2013) - Aboriginal people have traditional ways of understanding knowledge: what it is like, where it comes from, how people make it, how it is remembered, celebrated, and made new, how knowledge belongs to people, ...
  • Fracturing the Skeleton of Principle: Australian Law, Aboriginal Law, and Digital Technology (6/13/2013) - Aboriginal people in Australia today are constructing extremely diverse cultures. Increasingly, these cultures involve some aspect of digital technologies – videos, DVDs, CDs, digital photos, audiofiles etc. This paper is part of a ...
  • Words, Ontologies and Aboriginal databases (6/13/2013) - This paper tells of a group of people working in the increasingly digitised context of teaching and researching Aboriginal languages and cultures in a university context, and in remote Aboriginal communities. The first ...
  • Aboriginal Knowledge Traditions in Digital Environments (6/13/2013) - According to Manovich, the database and the narrative are natural enemies, each competing for the same territory of human culture. Aboriginal knowledge traditions depend upon narrative through storytelling and other shared performances. The ...
  • Digital Tools and the Management of Australian Desert Aboriginal Knowledge (6/13/2013) - This is a story of my work as a member of a small group set up within the CRC to develop a scoping study of Indigenous knowledge, its role in research and its ...
  • Boundaries and accountabilities in computer-assisted ethnobotany (6/13/2013) - Designing software alongside ethnobotanists, and Indigenous owners and practitioners of traditional knowledge brings to light a range of issues which expose some of the assumptions underlying both western ethnobotany, and software design. Collaborating ...
  • Indigenous Knowledge and Resource Management in Northern Australia: Non-coherence as a Virtue (6/13/2013) - This paper is a story of an Australian Research Council funded project involving Aboriginal knowledge communities, resource management, and digital technologies. We argue that in this work promoting non-coherence, both epistemic and ontic, ...
  • Designing Digital Knowledge Management Tools with Aboriginal Australians (6/13/2013) - The paper describes an approach to digital design grounded in processes of Indigenous collective memory making. We claim the research should be understood as performative knowledge making, and accounting it should also be ...
  • Using/Designing Digital technologies of Representation in Aboriginal Australian Knowledge practices (6/12/2013) - Indigenous Australians are often keen to use digital technologies in their struggle to develop sustainable livelihoods on their own lands. This paper tells of gradually coming to recognize how an Aboriginal Australian elder ...
  • Digital Technologies and Aboriginal Knowledge Practices (6/12/2013) - Indigenous Australians are often keen to use digital technologies in their local knowledge practices as part of a struggle to develop sustainable livelihoods on-country. They want to use digital technologies to ensure that ...
  • The Role of Information Technologies in Indigenous Knowledge Management (6/12/2013) - Increasingly, communities and organisations around the world are realising the value and significance of Indigenous Knowledge and the importance of preserving it for future generations. Indigenous Knowledge Centres (IKCs) are being established globally, ...
  • Rights Markup Extensions for the Protection of Indigenous Knowledge (6/12/2013) - Indigenous cultures have experienced a renaissance over the past 5-10 years as indigenous communities have recognized the importance of documenting and sharing their cultural heritage and history. This has coincided with the explosion ...
  • Software Tools for Indigenous Knowledge Management (6/12/2013) - Indigenous communities are beginning to realize the potential benefits which digital technologies can offer with regard to the documentation and preservation of their histories and cultures. However they are also coming to understand ...
  • Reconnecting urban and remote communities via new technologies (6/11/2013) - Abstract The aim of Ara Irititja is to bring back home, manage and preserve materials of cultural and historical significance to Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjatjara people (Anangu). These include photographs, films, sound recordings, art ...
  • Ara Irititja: Protecting the Past, Accessing the Future – Indigenous Memories in a Digital Age (6/11/2013) - On October 1, 2003 the Ara Irititja: Protecting the Past, Accessing the Future—Indigenous Memories in a Digital Age touring exhibition began its nearly year and a half in-country tour at the South Australian ...
  • Digital Indigenous Democracy (6/11/2013) - Digital Indigenous Democracy is a proposal to the Canada Media Fund Experimental Stream for $1 million funding in 2011-12. It is a partnership among IsumaTV, NITV (Nunavut Independent TV Network), the Hamlet Councils ...
  • Latin America: The Internet and Indigenous Texts (5/19/2013) - In an age of global communication and computer technology, indigenous peoples have slowly gained access to electronic communication. With all of the hype surrounding cyberspace and hyperspaces as we enter a new millennium, ...
  • Standing Stones in Cyberspace: The Oneida Indian Nation’s Territory on the Web (5/19/2013) - Nestled among the old green hills of central New York lies a tiny sovereign nation. Most cars simply speed by it, but if you slow down, you'll hear the noisy Canadian geese overhead, ...
  • Use of Internet Communication Among the Sami People (5/19/2013) - The Saemieh, hereafter referred as to as Sami, are the indigenous population of the Scandinavian Peninsula in Finland and the Kola Peninsula in Russia. Although Samis are best known for their reindeer husbandry, ...
  • Mukurtu CMS (5/15/2013) - 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 ...
  • Indigenous people and e-nabling technologies: An analysis of recent experiences in northern and central Australia (5/15/2013) - Abstract The potential of e­tools, e­media and e­learning to support the goals of Indigenous people, their communities and organisations for cultural, social and economic sustainability, is still relatively unrealised, particularly in the more ...
  • Indigeneity and Technology: Podcast Interview with Dr. Michael Marker on Radio EPLT (5/14/2013) - A "Down the Hall" podcast from Jun 8th, 2012, hosted by Dave Roy [source] "What effect has the increasing use of technology had on Indigenous education and the passing on of knowledge from ...
  • Recurring Questions of Technology: The Role of Technology in Indigenous Language Revitalization (5/13/2013) - About Dr. Galla, the presenter From her bio: "Born in Hilo and raised in a sugar plantation town, Pahala, in Kaʻū, I was exposed to an array of languages and cultures from a ...
  • ICT4D @ Tulane: Student perspectives on ICT4D (5/12/2013) - The content of this blog is generated by students enrolled in Tulane University’s IDEV4100: Information & Communication Technology for Development (ICT4D) course. Students in the course are generally junior and senior students, majoring ...
  • South Africa To Launch National Traditional Knowledge Recording System (5/10/2013) - Published on ip-watch.org 10 May 2013 by Catherine Saez, Intellectual Property Watch While diplomats are trying to find consensus on an international instrument to protect traditional knowledge at the World Intellectual Property Organization, some ...
  • Appropriating Technology for social justice and human development (Tony Roberts’ blog) (5/10/2013) - Appropriating Technology is the blog of Tony Roberts (aka @phat_controller) Tony's bio from his site: "After 25 years as a practitioner I have recently returned to school to study how ICT4D should be ...
  • Using Citizen Media Tools to Promote Under-Represented Languages (4/19/2013) - This conversation, hosted by New Tactics in Human Rights, took place between November 16-22, 2011. Conversation Summary From the New Tactics website: Thank you for joining New Tactics, Rising Voices, Indigenous Tweets, and ...
  • Coded Stories: weaving bar codes, Mapuche textiles, and digital identities (4/15/2013) - About Coded Stories From the Coded Stories website: "An indigenous people, struggling to preserve their traditions. An artist, looking to merge the oldest creative traditions and the newest technologies, while calling attention to ...
  • Living Our Indigenous Languages in a Multimedia Technology Enhanced World (3/21/2013) - About the Event Saturday April 13, 2013 9:30am – 3:30pm Sty-Wet-Tan Hall UBC First Nations Longhouse 1985 West Mall RSVP to this Language Gathering FREE and open to the public Pay parking available ...
  • New technology maps Inuit knowledge: “A profound tool for reversing discrimination” (3/21/2013) - OTTAWA — About 25 kilometres southeast of Arctic Bay, on the northern shore of Adams Sound, there is a place called Qajuutinnguaq. It means “Hill shaped like a chisel.” You wouldn’t find it ...
  • First Nations First Mile Project: putting the “last mile first” (2/14/2013) - Canadian First Nations communities outside of major centers remain underserved by Internet providers, receiving minimum service at a maximum price. Due to their isolation and small populations, many First Nations rely on Internet to ...
  • First Nations First Mile Project (2/14/2013) - Canadian First Nations communities outside of major centers remain underserved by Internet providers, receiving minimum service at a maximum price. Due to their isolation and small populations, many First Nations rely on Internet to ...
  • Digitisation of Community Indigenous Knowledge in Developing Countries: A Strategy for Uganda (2/10/2013) - Abstract Ugandans aspire for positive cultural values for the promotion of socio-economic development and equal opportunities for all – a heritage that is free of negative cultural values, practices and traditions. However, the ...
  • Decolonizing the Digital North: Roadblocks to Inuit internet access (1/31/2013) - Arctic Frontiers conference presentation Rachael Petersen, Ethnos Project collaborator and independent researcher, recently gave the presentation below on indigenous internet access at the Arctic Frontiers conference in Tromsø, Norway. The presentation, titled "Decolonizing the Digital ...
  • Can the digital age save the Cherokee language? (1/30/2013) - Phil Cash Cash, who runs the Indigenous Language and Technology listserv at the University of Arizona, sent this out today... Can the digital age save the Cherokee language? The halls of Facebook, Google ...
  • Four Directions Teachings: Indigenous Knowledge from five First Nations (1/27/2013) - A few days ago, Jennifer Wemigwans with Invert Media sent me a message suggesting a resource for the Ethnos Project Resource Database: Four Directions Teachings. Thought I'd step it up a notch and ...
  • Four Directions Teachings (1/27/2013) - About Four Directions Teachings From the Four Directions website: The goal for the project was to create an engaging site where people could experience Indigenous knowledge and philosophy and where educators could incorporate ...
  • Digital Technology for Indigenous Empowerment (1/23/2013) - The article below was originally published on the Christensen Fund website on September 5, 2012 by Ken. Olisarali Olibui carries a Kalashnikov rifle in one hand and a camera in the other. A ...
  • Technology, ephemera & ICT4D: an interview with Mark Oppenneer of the Ethnos Project (1/15/2013) - Wouldn't you know it! Soon after Rachael Petersen joined up with the Ethnos Project, she turned the proverbial microphone on me and conducted a proper interview. I thought I'd post a link from ...
  • The Arviat Film Society: Indigenous Youth Document History from an Inuit Perspective (1/4/2013) - The Arviat Film Society Arviat is a predominantly Inuit city in the high western Arctic, and the third largest in Canada’s newest province, Nunavut. For more than two years, a group of volunteer ...
  • The Arviat Film Society (1/4/2013) - The Arviat Film Society Arviat is a predominantly Inuit city in the high western Arctic, and the third largest in Canada’s newest province, Nunavut. For more than two years, a group of volunteer ...
  • Great way to start 2013… the Ethnos Project welcomes a new collaborator, Rachael Petersen (12/31/2012) - I am excited to announce that Rachael Petersen is now part of the Ethnos Project! Rachael is a 2012-2013 Thomas J. Watson Foundation Fellow investigating indigenous peoples' use of technology around the world. ...
  • Our Side of the Divide: African Perspectives on Information and Communication Technologies (12/11/2012) - Introduction This booklet is part of a broad strategy called ‘Speaking for Ourselves’. It recognises, that while the African perspective on the digital divide is underrepresented in the context of the World Summit ...
  • Workshop: Digital Media for Speakers of Endangered Languages in Latin America (12/5/2012) - Originally posted on rising.globalvoicesonline.org by Eddie Avila on 30 November 2012 Rising Voices Note: Rising Voices is pleased to be collaborating with this upcoming event in early 2013. This is a translation of the original website ...
  • Secwepemctsin language app for Nintendo DSi and soon iPad (12/5/2012) - From The Daily News (Kamloops): Nintendo scores for native language "With as few as 150 fluent Secwepemctsin speakers remaining, most of them over age 65, the Secwepemc Cultural Education Society has come up ...
  • Acknowledging Indigenous protocols: Traditional Knowledge (TK) licenses and fair-use labels (11/28/2012) - From the Mukurtu website: Mukurtu CMS (mentioned before on this site) makes it possible for you to share your digital cultural heritage using a set of innovative traditional knowledge licenses and labels specifically ...
  • Decolonial Media Aesthetics and Women’s ICT4D Video (11/26/2012) - Dalida Maria Benfield, artist, activist, and Berkman Center fellow ... speaking at The Berkman Center Luncheon Series, a weekly series of informal luncheons and other meetings, providing students, fellows, faculty, and anyone who ...
  • Language app: Iwaidja (11/14/2012) - Ma! Iwaidja app on iTunes The Ma! Iwaidja app is an initiative of the Minjilang Endangered Languages Publication project (also known as Iwaidja Inyman), based on Croker Island in Northwestern Arnhem Land in ...
  • Organization Highlight: World Oral Literature Project (11/11/2012) - About the Project From the project website: "The World Oral Literature Project is an urgent global initiative to document and disseminate endangered oral literatures before they disappear without record. The Project supports local ...
  • World Oral Literature Project (11/11/2012) - About the Project From the project website: "The World Oral Literature Project is an urgent global initiative to document and disseminate endangered oral literatures before they disappear without record. The Project supports local ...
  • Living Tongues Endangered Language Resources (11/10/2012) - The folks at Living Tongues Institute for Endangered Languages have put together a fine list of language archives and online resources dealing with endangered languages. Here is the intro from their website: "People ...
  • Being Human: Human-Computer Interaction in the year 2020 (10/21/2012) - "The question persists and indeed grows whether the computer will make it easier or harder for human beings to know who they really are, to identify their real problems, to respond more fully ...
  • The eBario project and their vision for Indigenous people and ICT (10/20/2012) - eBario Sdn Bhd operates the eBario project, which is a multi-award winning initiative that brought computers and the internet to the isolated communities of Kelabit people living in the remote highlands of northern Sarawak, one the ...
  • The eBario project (10/20/2012) - eBario Sdn Bhd operates the eBario project, which is a multi-award winning initiative that brought computers and the internet to the isolated communities of Kelabit people living in the remote highlands of northern Sarawak, one the ...
  • A decade of ICT4D: two academic perspectives (10/14/2012) - Two recent papers provide insights into the trends and changing field of ICT4D. The first is a 2011 paper by Ricardo Gomez, Luis F. Baron, and Brittany Fiore-Silfvast: The Changing Field of ICTD: ...
  • eBorneo: Information and Communication Needs and Opportunities for Remote Indigenous Communities (10/8/2012) - The eBorneo research project is being undertaken by eBario Sdn Bhd in partnership with the Centre of Excellence for Rural Informatics at Universiti Malaysia Sarawak and the assistance of research interns from the ...
  • IICD project profile: ICT for Strengthening the Capacities of Female Indigenous Leaders – Bolivia (10/2/2012) - In July of last year I highlighted an organization called IICD (worth a visit if you haven't see it). IICD has quite a few projects in their database, but this one is of ...
  • ICTs and Indigenous People (10/2/2012) - Introduction Article 15 of the WSIS Declaration of The World Summit on the Information Society states "In the evolution of the Information Society, particular attention must be given to the special situation of ...
  • Special Issue of the Journal of Material Culture: Digital Subjects, Cultural Objects (9/30/2012) - The Journal of Material Culture is concerned with the relationship between artefacts and social relations irrespective of time and place and aims to systematically explore the linkage between the construction of social identities ...
  • Digital Subjects, Cultural Objects (9/30/2012) - Special Issue of the Journal of Material Culture The Journal of Material Culture is concerned with the relationship between artefacts and social relations irrespective of time and place and aims to systematically explore ...
  • Cry Rock: a short documentary about stories, memory and Nuxalk tradition (9/29/2012) - Synopsis [from the Cry Rock website] Less than fifteen Nuxalk language speakers and storytellers remain in Bella Coola, British Columbia. One of these elders is the director Banchi Hanuse’s 80-year-old grandmother. In a ...
  • Digital Memories: Exploring Critical Issues (9/28/2012) - This publication is available through the Inter-Disciplinary Press(many good things there - definitely worth checking out). Contents Introduction Anna Maj and Daniel Riha Part I: Theories and Concepts in Digitizing Individual and Community Memory ...
  • Connect a School, Connect a Community: Providing ICTs to Indigenous Peoples (9/22/2012) - This post was created to share a document called "Providing ICTs to Indigenous Peoples" which is part of a best practices toolkit created by the ITU's Connect a School, Connect a Community initiative. ...
  • Connect a School, Connect a Community: Toolkit of Best Practices and Policy Advice (9/22/2012) - About Connect a School, Connect a Community From the connectaschool.org website: "Connecting all primary, secondary and post-secondary schools to ICTs by 2015 was one of the targets set by world leaders at the ...
  • Digitising and handling Indigenous cultural resources in libraries, archives and museums (9/15/2012) - Abstract Indigenous cultural resources expose long memory trails which extend from understandings of origins to engagement with contemporary challenges. The tangible traces of aeons old intangible experience, they include practical and ceremonial artefacts ...
  • Aboriginal Culture in the Digital Age (9/14/2012) - Introduction The object of this paper is to bring a holistic perspective to the implications of ICT for Aboriginal ways of living, thinking and knowing. Is ICT the potent enabler for the promotion, ...
  • Digital Identity: The Construction of Virtual Selfhood in the Indigenous Peoples’ Movement (9/14/2012) - Abstract Inventions have their greatest impact when they go beyond their possible practical applications and act upon the imagination. When Martin Behaim invented the first globe in 1490, a functionally useless object consisting ...
  • African Fractals, Virtual Bead Looms, and other Culturally Situated Design Tools (9/5/2012) - Culturally Situated Design Tools While solutions to the "digital divide" are often imagined as a one-way bridge, there are a variety of ways in which we can create a two-way bridge alternative. Culturally ...
  • Culturally Situated Design Tools (9/5/2012) - While solutions to the "digital divide" are often imagined as a one-way bridge, there are a variety of ways in which we can create a two-way bridge alternative. Culturally Situated Design Tools (CSDTs) ...
  • ICTs and Indigenous pedagogy: Techniques of resistance in chat rooms (9/4/2012) - Abstract This paper draws upon the ideas and scholarship encapsulated by a core unit at QUT in Indigenous Education. This unit was developed and written by Indigenous staff in the university's Oodgeroo Unit ...
  • Information Technology and Indigenous Communities: symposium presentations (9/3/2012) - Donwload the symposium program (PDF) This 2010 AIATSIS Research Symposium was co-hosted with the Australian National University and the National Film and Sound Archive and in conjunction with the National Recording Project's 9th ...
  • Indigenous Knowledge & the Cultural Interface: Underlying issues at the intersection of knowledge & information systems (9/2/2012) - Introduction I am aware as I begin this plenary paper that members of the library profession that are drawn to a presentation slotted under the theme, Indigenous Knowledge, are most likely interested in ...
  • Digitised Indigenous Knowledge in Cultural Heritage Organisations in Australia & New Zealand (9/2/2012) - Abstract This research project investigates the digital collections from selected heritage organisations, exploring how and if the rights of Indigenous peoples are being protected by policy and protocol documents on the Web. It ...
  • Sustaining Indigenous Culture: The Structure, Activities, and Needs of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums (9/2/2012) - Introduction Sovereignty, self-determination, and self-governance are primary goals of Indigenous nations worldwide—and they take important steps toward those goals by renewing control over their stories, documents, and artifacts. In the U.S., the last ...
  • Taonga Online: Managing and Preserving Culture in a Digital Age (8/19/2012) - Introduction The pace of change of information technology is not in dispute. We are all familiar with the way electronic storage media become obsolete. The hardware and software combinations that use these storage ...
  • Research Project: Indigenous Knowledge Technologies (8/18/2012) - I recently received a note from Kasper Rodil, a PhD Fellow in Aalborg University's Department of Architecture, Design and Media Technology, who shared with me a new website focused on Indigenous knowledge and ...
  • The Indigenous Languages and Technology (ILAT) Listserv (8/18/2012) - About the ILAT discussion list The Indigenous Languages and Technology (ILAT) discussion list is an open forum for community language specialists, linguists, scholars, and students to discuss issues relating to the uses of ...
  • Our original aim was the same as usual: to bring them sustainable development (7/29/2012) - A two-parter... take a moment to enjoy this sharp and satirical snapshot of development (There You Go! written and illustrated by Oren Ginzburg and published by Survival International in 2006) and then another ...
  • There You Go! (7/29/2012) - A two-parter... take a moment to enjoy this sharp and satirical snapshot of development (There You Go! written and illustrated by Oren Ginzburg and published by Survival International in 2006) and then another ...
  • Smartphones promoted as a tool for indigenous forest protection (7/26/2012) - Excerpt Smartphones beeping in the woods may be a welcome presence that augurs the increased ability of indigenous communities to be stewards of their own biodiverse forests. Representatives of these communities and their ...
  • Plugging in Indigenous knowledge: connections and innovations (7/24/2012) - Presented at the Fulbright Symposium: "Indigenous people in an interconnected world." Published as: Plugging in Indigenous knowledge - connections and innovations." In Australian Aboriginal Studies 2000:2, pp 39-47. An earlier version of this ...
  • Towards Preserving Indigenous Oral Stories Using Tangible Objects (7/21/2012) - Abstract Handcrafted beadwork produced by the BaNtwane people of South Africa is loaded with meaning. Communicating indigenous oral stories is important for passing on culture-specific traditions and community memory, such as the meaning ...
  • Time Machine 1986: Linguists call for TV to save Aboriginal languages (7/15/2012) - Click image to see a larger version of the article. More articles by Geoff Maslen at The Age.
  • Indigenous Identities: Oral, Written Expressions and New Technologies (7/15/2012) - A UNESCO publication about the 2001 Symposium bearing the same name... Foreword This report summarizes the key issues raised, experiences shared and conclusions reached by participants during the course of four days of ...
  • Participatory Learning and Action: Change at Hand – Web 2.0 for Development (7/11/2012) - A joint publication of The International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) and The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) Table of Contents PART I: OVERVIEW 1. Change at hand: Web ...
  • Chumpi and the Waterfall: the future of the Achuar of Chicherta (7/11/2012) - Chumpi and the Waterfall Excerpt from the Achuar movie site: Chumpi and the Waterfall (TeleAndes) was filmed in the Achuar community of Chicherta in the Peruvian Amazon Rainforest, the last community on the ...
  • Spider Stories 2011: ICT4D experiences, knowledge, & lessons learned (7/2/2012) - A publication of the Swedish Program for ICT in Developing Regions (SPIDER) Contents Mapping the network and its activities ICT4Democracy in East Africa Network SMS for human rights Commission for Human Rights and ...
  • ICTs and New Indigenous Mobilities? Insights from Remote Northern Territory Communities (7/1/2012) - Published in the Journal of Rural and Community Development, Vol. 7, No. 1 (2012) Abstract Like most of the jurisdictions highlighted in this edition, the Northern Territory of Australia has a large Indigenous ...
  • Other side of the divide: Latin-American and Caribbean Perspectives on the WSIS (7/1/2012) - Introduction The process generated around the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) is an opportunity to present to the world the contributions that from Latin America and the Caribbean have been made ...
  • Natives on the Electric Frontier: Technology and Cultural Change on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation (6/30/2012) - Abstract This dissertation examines the relationship between technology and cultural change on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation in South Dakota, home to 7000 Lakota Indians. Recently, a number of popular authors have suggested ...
  • Trading Bows and Arrows for Laptops? The Paiter Surui People & Google Earth… (6/26/2012) - I've been following the curious story of Chief Almir Surui and his relationship with Google Earth since 2007. I was delighted to see that Mashable ran an article about the Pater Surui which ...
  • FirstVoices Chat App enables Indigenous language speakers to text in their own language (6/25/2012) - FirstVoices Chat From the First Peoples’ Cultural Council press release (in full below): Brentwood Bay, B.C. – FirstVoices Chat, an Indigenous language texting app for Facebook Chat and Google Talk, is now available ...
  • Endangered Languages: a project to support language preservation and documentation around the world (6/23/2012) - About the Endangered Languages Project Website: http://www.endangeredlanguages.com/ From the Endangered Languages Project site: Humanity today is facing a massive extinction: languages are disappearing at an unprecedented pace. And when that happens, a unique ...
  • Endangered Languages Project (6/23/2012) - From the Endangered Languages Project site: Humanity today is facing a massive extinction: languages are disappearing at an unprecedented pace. And when that happens, a unique vision of the world is lost. With ...
  • Follow the Sun: Australian Indigenous Communities & Information Technologies (6/21/2012) - The following three recordings are from 2012 Follow the Sun, an online learning futures festival hosted by University of Leicester from 27–30 March 2012. You can find more excellent presentations on their website. ...
  • The Herero people of Erindiroukambe: using tablet PCs to preserve indigenous knowledge (6/21/2012) - "Tablet PCs preserve indigenous knowledge" by Niall Firth, published 18 June 2012 in New Scientist Magazine issue 2869. Tablet computers could help villagers in the Kalahari desert preserve cultural knowledge and traditional techniques ...
  • Pacific Intangible Cultural Heritage Mapping Toolkit (6/20/2012) - Introduction The Pacific Intangible Cultural Heritage Mapping Toolkit was developed by Sipiriano Nemani, Policy and Planning Analyst at the Department of National Heritage, Culture and Arts in Suva, Fiji, and commissioned by the ...
  • How to build an Indigenous Digital Library through Community Participation: the case of the Ulwazi Programme (6/17/2012) - Presented at the SCECSAL Conference in Nairobi, Kenya (June 4-8, 2012) Abstract African Libraries and Information Centres are poorly equipped to make a meaningful contribution to the current global digital knowledge economy. The ...
  • New book: Acción comunitaria en la red (Community Action in the Net) (6/15/2012) - "Acción comunitaria en la red" is a new book co-authored by Francesc Balagué and Ismael Peña-López (an ICT4D researcher and lecturer whose work I have enjoyed following over the last few years - ...
  • Acción comunitaria en la red (Community Action in the Net) (6/15/2012) - Español: La rápida adopción de las tecnologías de la información y la comunicación, en todos los entornos sociales, ha comportado que las interacciones entre grupos dejen de circunscribirse en un espacio y tiempo ...
  • Indigenous-Infused Digital Games: a New Model for Self-Sufficiency and Social Impact (6/12/2012) - Introduction Cook Inlet Tribal Council (CITC) is the primary educational, workforce development and social service provider for Alaska Native and American Indian people (AN/AI) in the Anchorage/Cook Inlet Region of Alaska. As an ...
  • The Evolving Braid: an Ethnography of Technology Change in Uganda (6/2/2012) - Thanks to Melissa for allowing me to share her recently published dissertation! Abstract If there’s one thing one can expect from information technology deployments in developing countries–it’s the unexpected. From 2007-2010, I combined ...
  • The Enduring Voices Project’s Talking Dictionaries (5/24/2012) - Introduction For years the Enduring Voices team has helped communities around the world to preserve their culture by preserving their language. A key element to that has been recording individual speakers and cataloguing ...
  • Talking Dictionaries (5/24/2012) - Introduction: The Enduring Voices Project's Talking Dictionaries For years the Enduring Voices team has helped communities around the world to preserve their culture by preserving their language. A key element to that has ...
  • Accelerating Development Using the Web: Empowering Poor & Marginalized Populations (5/22/2012) - The World Wide Web Foundation is proud to announce the publication of Accelerating Development Using the Web: Empowering Poor and Marginalized Populations. Generously supported by the Rockefeller Foundation, the book is a compendium ...
  • What are you doing for World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue & Development? (5/20/2012) - May 21, 2012: World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development Cultural diversity is crucial for development The World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development, proclaimed by the UN General ...
  • ICTS for Intercultural Dialogue: An Overview of UNESCO’s Indigenous Communication Project (5/19/2012) - Abstract Using ICTs to preserve and revitalize Indigenous cultures and to promote intercultural dialogue is the aim of UNESCO’s ICT4ID Project. Five pilot projects were conducted in 2004-2005 in Africa and South America ...
  • Blacktracker: GPS-based Smartphone app for Indigenous Heritage (5/16/2012) - In February 2012, 35 youth from regional Australia set out to improve regional Australia for young people at the Heywire Regional Youth Summit in Canberra. Nine groups were formed, with the aim to ...
  • Blacktracker (5/16/2012) - Blacktracker: GPS-based Smartphone app for Indigenous Heritage Have you ever wondered about the traditional owners of the land you're on? And not known where to find out about their cultures and traditions? As the ...
  • Dreamcatcher Informatics: Information Technology to Support Indigenous Peoples (5/15/2012) - This post is about a project that hasn't quite finished incubating, but looks very interesting from the perspective of community memory, cultural mapping, and land use consultation. What follows is cobbled together from ...
  • Dreamcatcher Informatics (5/15/2012) - The Dreamcatcher Informatics project In 2009-2010, the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture, and Sport recommended the Dreamcatcher Informatics project (under the auspices of the Department of Environment and Resources Studies at the University ...
  • Lokavidya goes virtual? Indigenous knowledge in the Gatesian Age (5/6/2012) - Abstract This paper attempts to address the issue of virtualizability of lokavidya. Lokavidya has been conceptualized as the vidya (value-laden knowledge) possessed by the farmers, artisans, women and tribal societies the world over ...
  • UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage YouTube playlists 2008-2012 (5/3/2012) - Note: 2012 playlist added on December 8, 2012 Below are five playlists from UNESCO's YouTube account. Each playlist includes a selection of Intangible Cultural Heritage videos from around the world. Grab a cup ...
  • The Social Impact of Emerging Digital Technologies on Australian Indigenous Cultural Preservation Efforts (5/3/2012) - This video documentary and the accompanying paper were created by Daniel C. Hottle in fulfillment of requirements for his Masters degree in Digital Storytelling from Ball State University. From the BSU Digital Storytelling ...
  • The Potential of the Internet for Development: Digital Divides and Uneven Geographies of Knowledge (4/17/2012) - A talk to DFID by Dr. Mark Graham of the Oxford Internet Institute The Internet and other new technologies have put information at the centre of the global economy. It is therefore important ...
  • Global Competition: Mobile4D Applications for Impact and Sustainability (4/14/2012) - A Mobile4D Application Generator and Implementation Initiative Mobile phones and smart applications have become an important if not the key factor in many current development initiatives. One of the main questions remaining is: ...
  • Designing for Social Change: Strategies for Community-Based Graphic Design (4/6/2012) - Foreword by William Drenttel | Illustrations by Ellen Lupton Available now | Paperback, 160 pages, 146 color illustrations About the Book From the back cover: "Some call it design for the greater good. ...
  • Mobile Technologies & Empowerment: Enhancing human development through participation & innovation (4/6/2012) - I haven't focused many blog posts here on mobile technologies for development - which is odd considering my interest in them. Over the last few years, I have worked as web developer and ...
  • Organization Highlight: The Ulwazi Programme (3/24/2012) - The Ulwazi Programme is several things: a collection of technologies, social initiatives and research endeavors. On one hand, it is an online community-sourced website database (based on the MediaWiki platform) and informative blog ...
  • The Ulwazi Programme (3/24/2012) - The Ulwazi Programme is an initiative of the eThekwini Municipal Library to preserve the indigenous knowledge of local communities in the greater Durban area. This innovation, developed and implemented by the Software Applications ...
  • Return: The Photographic Archive and Technologies of Indigenous Memory (3/17/2012) - Abstract This paper considers the intersection of Aboriginal traditions surrounding photography and the use of new technologies as both a research tool and a community resource. Over recent decades Australian cultural institutions have ...
  • Some challenges for Information and Communication Technologies in Indigenous Knowledge preservation (3/11/2012) - Abstract Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) are the basis for social appropriation in local communities. ICTs hold significant potential for positive benefits for local communities to deal with ‘digital’ connectivity and global knowledge ...
  • Access and Control of Indigenous Knowledge in Libraries and Archives: Ownership & Future Use (3/11/2012) - Abstract Last year, a friend of mine from a remote community in Arnhem Land, in northern Australia, came down to Canberra to look through various collections that pertained to his community and his ...
  • Cultural Imperialism & Pedagogical Possibilities Emerging from Youth Encounters w/ Internet in Africa (3/11/2012) - Abstract Many academic and popular writers have warned that the internet could be another form of cultural imperialism used by corporate-led western powers to force feed western values and worldviews to the rest ...
  • ICTs, KM and Indigenous Knowledge: Implications to Livelihood of Communities in Ethiopia (3/7/2012) - Full Title: Information and Communication Technologies, Knowledge Management and Indigenous Knowledge: Implications to Livelihood of Communities in Ethiopia Introduction This brief paper discusses the role of information and communication technologies in gathering, storing ...
  • Organization Highlight: Living Cultural Storybases (LCS) (3/6/2012) - Nurturing the oral heritage of minority cultures in a digital world The following text is from the Living Cultural Storybases website: http://storybases.org/ Misson LCS seeks to nurture the oral heritage of minority cultures by ...
  • Living Cultural Storybases (LCS) (3/6/2012) - Nurturing the oral heritage of minority cultures in a digital world The following text is from the Living Cultural Storybases website: http://storybases.org/ Misson LCS seeks to nurture the oral heritage of minority cultures by ...
  • Ogoki Learning Systems Releases Open Source Native Language App Code (3/6/2012) - Ogoki Learning Systems Inc. is releasing their App code for free The following text is from the Ogoki Learning Systems Inc. website: Would you like your own Aboriginal language app for the iPad, iPhone ...
  • Open Source Native Language App Code (3/6/2012) - Ogoki Learning Systems Inc. is releasing their App code for free The following text is from the Ogoki Learning Systems Inc. website: Would you like your own Aboriginal language app for the iPad, iPhone ...
  • Travelling Through Layers: Inuit Artists Appropriate New Technologies (3/6/2012) - When the time came a few years ago to find an Inuktitut term for the word "Internet," Nunavut's former Official Languages Commissioner, Eva Aariak, chose ikiaqqivik, or "traveling through layers" (Minogue, 2005, n.p.). ...
  • Digital Cultural Communication: Enabling new media and co­creation in South­East Asia (3/4/2012) - Abstract Digital Cultural Communication (DCC) is a new field of research and design which seeks to build a co­creative relationship between the cultural institution and the community by using new media to produce ...
  • Queensland Stories: community, collections and digital technology at the State Library of Queensland (2/27/2012) - Abstract In the vast state of Queensland, the ability to create and share stories about people, places, landscapes and ecology using digital technology and the World Wide Web bridges distance and difference. The ...
  • Information and Communication Technologies for Cultural Transmission Among Indigenous Peoples (2/19/2012) - Abstract The global digital divide threatens to exclude millions of people from the potential benefits of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), especially computers and the Internet. Many of these people live in rural, ...
  • Invisibility and the Ethics of Digitalisation: Designing So As Not To Hurt Others (2/19/2012) - Abstract The diversity of knowledge is crucial for finding credible and sustainable alternatives for living together. Yet, a preoccupation with content and connectivity obscures the role of information technology in making invisible different ...
  • Why to be Wary of “Design for Developing Countries” (2/15/2012) - I was forwarded a copy of this article a few years ago by a colleague - and just thought of it again recently. Thankfully, I was able to find a link to it ...
  • IKRMNA: Making Collective Memories with Computers (2/5/2012) - This post contains abstracts and links to a selection of papers written about Indigenous Knowledge and Resource Management in Northern Australia (IKRMNA). From their website: IKRMNA was a three year 2003-2006 ARC Linkage ...
  • Indigenous Knowledge & Resource Management in Northern Australia (IKRMNA) (2/5/2012) - Indigenous Knowledge and Resource Management in Northern Australia (IKRMNA) was a three year 2003-2006 ARC Linkage Project to support and develop Indigenous databases that maintain and enhance the strength of local languages, cultures ...
  • Indigenous Language Usage in a Digital Library: He Hautoa Kia Ora Tonu Ai (1/22/2012) - Abstract The research described in this thesis examines indigenous language usage in a digital library environment that has been accessed via the Internet. By examining discretionary use of the Māori Niupepa and Hawaiian ...
  • Indigenous Knowledge Management: Software Tools, Rights Markup Extensions, and the Role of ICTs (1/22/2012) - This post is a Jane Hunter trifecta. Dr. Hunter is currently a Professorial Research Fellow & Leader of the eResearch Lab at The University of Queensland's School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering. ...
  • Citizen-created content, digital equity and the preservation of community memory (1/18/2012) - Abstract While the complex issues concerning the protection and preservation of digital assets are better understood by the information professions, there is still much thinking required about the preservation and protection of the ...
  • Indigenous Digital Collections (1/14/2012) - An article by Nicholas Nakata (2007) Abstract The intersection of public institutions managing large amounts of information and knowledge and new information and communication technologies has brought forward exciting and innovative changes to ...
  • The Memory of the World in the Digital age: Digitization and Preservation (1/9/2012) - An international conference 26-28 September 2012, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada From the UNESCO website: UNESCO proposes to organize an international conference from 26 to 28 September 2012 in Vancouver (BC) Canada, to explore ...
  • Ilinniarnaqsivuq / Time for School (1/7/2012) - I just learned about this project from an @IsumaTV tweet that points to a post on Stacey Aglok's Puhitaq blog. Ilinniarnaqsivuq / Time for School From the concept document presented below: Time For ...
  • International Journal of Education and Development using ICT (IJEDICT) (1/7/2012) - About the Journal The International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology (IJEDICT) is an e-journal that provides free and open access to all of its content. It aims to ...
  • Using ICT to place Indigenous Knowledge Systems at the heart of Education for Sustainable Development (1/2/2012) - Abstract Existing ICT implementation are largely top-down in their information flow: from experts to target groups. Merely incorporating indigenous knowledge within this structure places it at a considerable disadvantage. A wealth of knowledge ...
  • Free & Open Source Digital Curation, Asset Management & Community Archiving Systems (12/28/2011) - Updates 12/30/11: Added Archon, Kete, and Open Exhibits. 5/12/12: Added DAITSS, DPSP, HOPPLA, and RODA. 6/8/12: Added Vannotea & Indigenous Knowledge Management Software. 5/13/13: Added ELAN. 7/5/15: Added ArchivesSpace, CollectionSpace, Islandora. In honor ...
  • The Asháninka and the Internet (12/25/2011) - The other day, I found an IDRC report about the Asháninka and their use of the Internet dating back to 2000. Coincidentally, the Atlantic just ran a post about the Asháninka based on ...
  • Indigenous People on the Web (12/24/2011) - Abstract This paper explores the ways in which Indigenous people around the world are participating in the World Wide Web, through establishing their own websites or accessing services via the Web. Indigenous websites ...
  • Miromaa Aboriginal Language & Technology Centre (12/22/2011) - What is Miromaa? From the Miromaa website: Miromaa is a program which we [Arwarbukarl Cultural Resource Association, Inc. (ACRA)] have developed to aid in language preservation, reclamation and dissemination work, it is a ...
  • Recovering and Celebrating Inuit Knowledge through Design: The Making of a Virtual Storytelling Space (12/22/2011) - Dr. Scott Heyes (Assistant Professor at the University of Canberra) presented this paper at the Indigenous Knowledge and Technology Conference (IKTC 2011) in Namibia on 2-4 November. Dr. Heyes is a Cultural Geographer ...
  • The Power of Mobile Technology for the Exchange of Indigenous Knowledge (12/21/2011) - The Number in My Pocket: The Power of Mobile Technology for the Exchange of Indigenous Knowledge Betsie Greyling (with Ulwazi) and Niall McNulty presented a poster by this name at the The Third ...
  • Digitizing Indigenous Culture: the Maasai of Laikipya (12/18/2011) - This collection of press releases, articles, and presentation slides tells the ongoing story of the Maasai of Laikipya and their use of technology to preserve and sustain their cultural heritage starting in 2006 ...
  • Human-Computer Interaction for Development: The Past, Present, and Future (12/15/2011) - Abstract Recent years have seen a burgeoning interest in research into the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in the context of developing regions, particularly into how such ICTs might be appropriately ...
  • Ara Irititja: Stories from a Long Time Ago (12/11/2011) - Welcome to Ara Irititja From the Ara Irititja website: "Ara Irititja means ‘stories from a long time ago’ in the language of Anangu (Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjatjara people) of Central Australia. The aim of ...
  • Digital Songlines project (12/7/2011) - A kind fellow by the name of Jeremy just sent me a message letting me know that the link to the Digital Songlines page no longer works. After looking around a bit online, ...
  • Transforming Communities: Technologies for Teaching and Learning Endangered Languages (11/24/2011) - Introduction Māori are the indigenous people of Aotearoa/New Zealand. Māori is one of three official languages of the country, but is not compulsory in schools. Only 4% of Aotearoa/NewZealand’s total population of around ...
  • IT System to Support Indigenous Knowledge Preservation (11/15/2011) - Originally published on the School of Information Technology blog (Polytechnic of Namibia) by Linus Kamati on 20 September, 2011. Local and traditional knowledge is shared orally within rural communities; such as through telling of ...
  • [Workshop] Learning from Marginalized Users: Reciprocity in HCI4D (10/26/2011) - This workshop is one of 15 that will be part of the 2012 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work. CSCW 2012 will be the fifteenth CSCW conference and will be held February ...
  • Mukurtu Demo released & other good news… (9/30/2011) - This is a follow-up post to "Mukurtu gearing up for Spring 2011 release" dated February 27, 2011. Update #1: Mukurtu 0.5 Demo release is now available. Update #2: Mukurtu receives $484,772 National Leadership ...
  • Of local interest: The 2011 Saratoga Native American Festival (9/29/2011) - I rarely if ever wax personal on this blog, but I would like to share news about an upcoming local festival here in Upstate New York called the Saratoga Native American Festival. It ...
  • Aligning needs and means: On culture, ICT and knowledge in development cooperation (9/29/2011) - Abstract This paper takes an interdisciplinary view on the societal role of Information and Communication Technology (ICT). The applied research case discussed in building a global online community of practice for people working ...
  • Geoweb: Indigenous Mapping of Intergenerational Knowledge (9/16/2011) - Abstract This thesis examines the transmission of intergenerational cultural knowledge on eastern James Bay Cree lands. Geospatial technologies and the representation of Cree knowledge are explored, with emphasis on the geoweb. A geoweb ...
  • A New Visualization Approach to Re-Contextualize Indigenous Knowledge in Rural Africa (9/15/2011) - Abstract Current views of sustainable development recognize the importance of accepting the Indigenous Knowledge (IK) of rural people. However, there is an increasing technological gap between Elder IK holders and the younger generation ...
  • African Languages in a Digital Age: Challenges and Opportunities for Indigenous Language Computing (9/13/2011) - About the Book Offering practical approaches to finding a place for African languages in the information revolution, this overview lays the foundation for more effectively bridging the "digital divide" by finding new solutions ...
  • Indigenous technology design and its challenges (9/13/2011) - Christopher Hoadley, Educational Communications and Technology program at New York University ... speaking at The Berkman Center Luncheon Series, a weekly series of informal luncheons and other meetings, providing students, fellows, faculty, and ...
  • The use of ICT for the preservation of Aboriginal culture: the Badimaya people of Western Australia (9/7/2011) - Abstract Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has been applied successfully to numerous remote Indigenous communities around the world. The greatest gains have been made when requirements have been first defined by Indigenous members ...
  • Preserving Endangered Languages using a Layered Web-based Archive (9/6/2011) - Abstract Many human languages, an essential part of culture, are in danger of extinction. UNESCO estimates that at least a half of the world's 6500 spoken languages will disappear within the next 100 ...
  • Indigenous education: Creating classrooms of tomorrow today (9/4/2011) - At the recent 2011 Research Conference "Indigenous Education: Pathways to success" hosted by the Australian Council for Educational Research, Professor Lester-Irabinna Rigney (Dean of Aboriginal Education, Director of the Wilto Yerlo Centre at ...
  • Technology, Education and Indigenous Peoples: the case of Maori (9/4/2011) - Introduction Technology was introduced, as a formal 'subject', into New Zealand's compulsory education curriculum in 1993, as part of the 'stunning' changes which commenced at all levels in 1988. The government's latest paper ...
  • Home Internet for Remote Indigenous Communities (9/4/2011) - Executive Summary Research to date shows that many remote Indigenous communities have little access to the internet and make little use of it. The Indigenous population living in remote and very remote parts ...
  • Culture and technology: a study on the 1997 theme (9/2/2011) - The purpose of this study is to stimulate a reflection on the relationship between culture and technology, and the role of culture in technological development. It also seeks to raise issues pertaining to ...
  • Indigenous technology and culture in the technology curriculum (8/27/2011) - Abstract Since the collapse of apartheid and the first democratic elections of 1994, education in South Africa has undergone fundamental transformation and part of this transformation was the reconstruction of the school curriculum. ...
  • Māori Maps: Gateway to Māori world of Marae (8/18/2011) - "Māori Maps is a gateway to the Māori world of marae. It aims to take visitors to the gateway of marae around Aotearoa/New Zealand; beyond that point, visitors can make their own interactions ...
  • Trust and Technology: building an archival system for Indigenous oral memory (8/10/2011) - An excerpt from the Final Report of the Trust & Technology Project (2004-2006) Project Outline: The Trust & Technology (T&T) Project is an ARC Linkage project, with a partnership between Caulfield School of ...
  • The Impact of Digital Technology on Indigenous Peoples (8/10/2011) - An excerpt from Ecoliterate Law: Globalization & the Transformation of Cultures & Humanity If indigenously founded Internet resources and technologies are any indication of Indigenous peoples’ willingness to embrace the technological era, the answer ...
  • Organization Highlight: International Institute for Communication and Development (IICD) (7/31/2011) - A new Ethnos Project feature... highlighting organizations of interest. From the IICD website: "At IICD, people are at the heart of what we do. We believe people need access to information to improve ...
  • A question about the effects of ICTs on minority languages and culture (7/17/2011) - I missed this interview with Ritse Erumi (posted by Watan Vota on ICTWorks web site in February 2011). I invite you to read the whole interview here. Below is an excerpt in which ...
  • The Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries (7/8/2011) - The Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries (EJISDC) strives to become the foremost international forum for practitioners, teachers, researchers and policy makers to share their knowledge and experience in the design, ...
  • Appropriate ICT as a Tool to Increase Effectiveness in ICT4D: Theoretical considerations… (7/8/2011) - Abstract The need to bridge the digital divide is no longer a point of discussion and therefore focus has shifted to the design and implementation of programs that have the potential to close ...
  • ICTD2010: papers, posters, reports & more (6/30/2011) - I really, really wanted to be a part of this conference... but I wasn't able to attend. Fortunately for me, however, the kind folks who organized ICTD2010 have put practically everything online for ...
  • Cultural Issues in the Adoption of Information and Communication Technologies by Indigenous Australians (6/19/2011) - Abstract This paper investigates cultural issues concerning Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) and Indigenous Australians. Firstly, it examines whether the low adoption of ICTs by Indigenous Australians derives from a rejection of Western ...
  • Taking Ownership: Strengthening Indigenous Cultures and Languages Through the Use of ICTs (6/18/2011) - Indigenous peoples make up 5% of the world's population, occupy over 20% of the earth's landmass, and pursue self - determination and sovereignty in all 73 countries in which they dwell. [3]Technology is ...
  • Beyond preservation: New directions for technological innovation through intangible cultural heritage (6/15/2011) - Abstract While many digitization projects are currently underway, to help preserve Indigenous traditions, few explore the full potential of the development of digital media and networked technology through Indigenous cultures. This paper outlines ...
  • A Forum for Indigenous Culture Building and Preservation (6/13/2011) - Abstract This paper provides a context for a professional forum to consider the roles that can be played by museums, museologists, technologists and Indigenous cultural community members to support and rebuild cultural communities ...
  • A model for community participation in African libraries to preserve Indigenous Knowledge (5/30/2011) - Before you begin reading the essay, you may wish to listen to Betsie Greyling talk about the Ulwazi Programme in this video: Abstract Africa and African libraries and information centres are poorly equipped ...
  • Discourse, ‘Development’ & the ‘Digital Divide’: ICT & the World Bank (5/27/2011) - Abstract Information and communication technology(ies) (ICT) is tipped to play an increasingly enabling role in the inclusion and exclusion of groups from participation in the discourse of 'development', with material consequences. In affecting ...
  • ETEC 521: Indigeneity, Technology and Education (5/26/2011) - One of my guilty pleasures is reading the class blog for ETEC 521: Indigeneity, Technology and Education, a course taught at the University of British Columbia in their Master of Educational Technology program. ...
  • Building Indigenous social capital in an online world (5/23/2011) - Abstract This paper examines the nexus between social relations of mutual benefit, information communication technology (ICT) access and social inclusion. More specifically, a case study methodology is used to examine the role of ...
  • HAU: Journal of Ethnographic Theory (5/22/2011) - The world didn't end on May 21st. Don't be sad. There's a cool new journal to check out... From their website: HAU, Journal of Ethnographic Theory, is an international peer-reviewed, open-access online journal ...
  • ViTu: a system to help the Mexican people to preserve and celebrate their culture (5/18/2011) - This paper (excerpted below) by Mónica Isabel González Arribas, Emilio Sánchez Sánchez, and Edgar de los Santos Ramírez was presented at the ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2011) ...
  • Re-framing HCI through local and indigenous perspectives (5/17/2011) - This post provides information about "Re-framing HCI through local and indigenous perspectives," one of several workshops that will be held at this year's Interact2011 Conference on Human-Computer Interaction in Lisbon, Portugal. Interact2011 Workshop ...
  • Time Machine 1997: The Internet and Indigenous Groups (5/15/2011) - Fourteen years ago, Cultural Survival Quarterly published an issue focused on the Internet and Indigenous groups. The pieces are introduced below with links to the articles in full. It is interesting to see ...
  • Puliima 2011 National Indigenous Languages and Technology Forum (5/10/2011) - The Puliima 2011 National Indigenous Languages and Technology Forum: May 10-13, 2011 The aim of the Puliima Forum is to bring together people from all over Australia and overseas who are involved in ...
  • Design, Development and Research 2011 (5/7/2011) - Inaugural Conference on Design, Development and Research 2011 Bellville, Cape Town September 23, 2011 – September 27, 2011 Design is integral to the IT discipline, e.g. it is an important component of the ...
  • Ten Canoes: too much to fit… (4/18/2011) - "From almost the beginning, there were too many things that too many people wanted for them all to fit in just one feature film." This is not so much a sell for the ...
  • Managing Indigenous Knowledge and Traditional Cultural Expressions: Is Technology the Solution? (4/16/2011) - Abstract This paper discusses current issues surrounding the management of indigenous knowledge (IK) and traditional cultural expressions (TCEs) in libraries, archives and other cultural institutions. It addresses the need for: (1) ethical policies ...
  • Indigenous Tweets (4/13/2011) - Indigenous Tweets is a website and accompanying blog by Kevin Scannell, a professor of Computer Science at Saint Louis University. To explain the project, I quote from the Indigenous Tweets blog: Project Background ...
  • Indigenous Language Revitalization and Technology: From Traditional to Contemporary Domains (4/13/2011) - This paper describes critical areas in which technology plays a role in language and culture revitalization and explores efforts made by Indigenous communities to preserve, maintain and revitalize their Indigenous language with the ...
  • Repatriation, Digital Media, and Culture in the Virtual Museum (4/10/2011) - A presentation by Kate Hennessy. Webcast sponsored by the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre and hosted by the School of Library, Archival, and Information Studies (SLAIS). Many Canadian First Nations and Aboriginal organizations ...
  • Postcolonial Computing: A Lens on Design and Development (4/9/2011) - Abstract: As our technologies travel to new cultural contexts and our designs and methods engage new constituencies, both our design and analytical practices face significant challenges. We offer postcolonial computing as an analytical ...
  • The Genographic Legacy Fund (4/9/2011) - Building Capacity. Raising Awareness. The Genographic Project was designed to include a distinct legacy component—an important element that will indirectly reciprocate the invaluable contribution made to the project by participating and non-participating indigenous ...
  • Advancing the New Machine: Human Rights and Technology (4/8/2011) - Conference website: http://www.law.berkeley.edu/HRCweb/events/TechConference2011/index.html CONFERENCE OVERVIEW Information technologies are gaining a significant role in advancing human rights research and advocacy. But technology alone will not make the difference; what will is the combination of ...
  • A New York Jew in China (4/3/2011) - A New York Jew in China (Part 2 - Disappearing Languages) I was tipped off about this video in an April 3, 2011 tweet by @markwarschauer: "I love it! A New York Jew ...
  • Culture as a vector for development? (3/17/2011) - The source of this excerpt is Mike's weekly segment (dated February 24, 2011) on Hivos.nl called "The Cultural Weapon". Excerpt In the last few years, there has been much talk, conferencing, seminars, papers ...
  • A New Organization to Address Poverty Through Human-Centered Design (3/9/2011) - Reposted without edits from IDEO.com IDEO announces new organization to address poverty through human-centered design. March 7, 2011 — Palo Alto, Calif. — Today IDEO announced that in the fall of this year, ...
  • Mobile Technology, Gender and Development (3/8/2011) - Mobile Technology, Gender and Development is a University of Jyväskylä based research project focusing on the use and cultural meanings of mobile technology in Africa, India and Bangladesh. From the first post on ...
  • Technology Snapshot: Indigenous Language & Cultural Preservation (3/4/2011) - How is the web impacting aboriginal communities? Phillip Djwa's work focuses on the key components of social responsibility through technology. He's worked for a wide variety of technology companies in senior positions for ...
  • Problematizing Indigenous Aesthetics (3/3/2011) - In 1966, Sol Worth (professor of Communication from the Annenberg School for Communications at the University of Pennsylvania) and John Adair (professor of Anthropology at San Francisco State University) set out to find ...
  • Communication for Social Change (3/1/2011) - If we had two friends who wished to establish a healthy relationship together, we might give them some basic advice: listen to one another, respect your differences, try to see things from the ...
  • HCI for the Developing World (3/1/2011) - President Truman, in his 1949 inaugural address, announced his plan for America to “embark on a bold new program for making the benefits of our scientific advances and industrial progress available for the ...
  • Book Review: Encountering Development by Arturo Escobar (3/1/2011) - Escobar's Encountering Development evolves around the thesis that “the discourse and strategy of development produced its opposite: massive underdevelopment and impoverishment, untold exploitation and oppression.” He approaches this through a discursive analysis of ...
  • ICTs and the Backstretch: an Ethnography (3/1/2011) - ICTs and the Backstretch: an Ethnography of the Backstretch Employees of the Saratoga Race Track and their use of the Backstretch Global Communications Center As Ellen McHale points out in An Ethnography of ...
  • Language Preservation Technology: Online Torwali (Kohistani) Dictionary (2/28/2011) - Reposted from the Center for Language Engineering website: On the occasion of International Mother Languages Day (21st February 2011), Center for Language Engineering at Al-Khawarizmi Institute of Computer Science, University of Engineering and ...
  • Colonization and cultural reclamation as seen through the lens of Octavia E. Butler’s Dawn (2/28/2011) - A reflection on colonization and cultural reclamation as seen through the lens of Octavia E. Butler's Dawn Imagine a fixed moment in time, suspended, frozen. It is the moment when a tadpole becomes ...
  • Mukurtu gearing up for Spring 2011 release (2/27/2011) - Visit Mukurtu's website: http://www.mukurtuarchive.org/ Kimberly Christen, Mukurtu's Project Director, appeared on the BBC's Digital Planet radio show on February 22 discussing the Mukurtu project, the ethics of open access and the need to ...
  • Expanding the Knowledge Base: Managing Extended Knowledge at the National Museum of the American Indian (2/26/2011) - Abstract A Native American basketmaker was hired to teach a college class in Indian crafts. Each day she began and ended her class by having her students sing songs she had taught them, ...
  • Indigenous Knowledge Technology Conf. 2011 (2/25/2011) - NOTE: Thanks to Heike Winschiers, Conference Chair, for tipping me off to this! Conference Theme Indigenous knowledge systems differ fundamentally from the knowledge systems that underlie technology development. Numerous initiatives aim to enable ...
  • Using ICTs for Indigenous Cultural Preservation: Challenges and Strategies (2/7/2011) - As Indigenous communities endeavor to maintain their traditional ways of knowing, many are turning to information and communications technologies (ICTs) to sustain and stimulate their Indigenous knowledge traditions ([1],[2],[3]). They are using analog ...
  • Memory Technologies: Indigenous Knowledge and ICT Design (2/27/2010) - As Indigenous communities endeavor to maintain their traditional ways of knowing, many are turning to information and communication technologies (ICTs) to sustain and stimulate their Indigenous knowledge. They are using analog and digital ...
  • A Value Sensitive Design Approach to Indigenous Knowledge Management Systems (10/19/2009) - Indigenous cultures across the planet are disappearing. In 2007, Wade Davis, a Harvard-trained ethnobotanist, presented at the TED conference on the (subject of endangered cultures). He said, “When each of you in this ...
  • Negotiating Community Resistance (8/13/2009) - “Esdunèna keh kudoge dahkwandēʼ tedètsʼet. Neni dahtsʼadi netʼē dahkwandē tsʼèn keniden. Dahtsʼadi etʼē dahkwandēʼ. Dahkwandēʼ niʼushdèn shį̀. Dahkwandēʼ tsʼèn keniden. Dahkwandēʼ tsʼèn keniden.” [“To all my children, we are losing our language. You ...
  • ICT4D: Seeking the spaces inbetween (5/17/2009) - Introduction There is a story from the Turkish tradition about Nasruddin Hodja who at the time was serving as the kadi of Aksehir. Two men came to visit seeking resolution in a dispute. ...