Sharing and Preserving Indigenous Knowledge of the Arctic Using Information and Communications Technology

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 and approaches that have emerged when using information and communications technologies (ICT) to represent indigenous knowledge (IK) […]

At the Intersection of Indigenous and Traditional Knowledge and Technology Design

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 ‘traditional’ or ‘indigenous’ knowledges. ICT endeavours for indigenous or traditional knowledges (ITK) vary. Some aim to extend […]

Understanding Indigenous Peoples’ Information Practices and Internet Use: a Ngarrindjeri Perspective

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 the preliminary results of the research undertaken with Ngarrindjeri people living from the Lower Murray River Lakes […]

ICT4D 2016: New Priorities for ICT4D Policy, Practice and WSIS in a Post-2015 World

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 the future of international development and, hence, the single most-important force shaping the future of information-and-communication-technology-for-development (ICT4D). […]

Indigenous Language Revitalization: Encouragement, Guidance & Lessons Learned

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 to thank Margaret Noori for making the 14th annual symposium “Working Together We Can Bring Back the […]

Exploring Culture in a Digital World

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 results in deeper understanding of culture. The Indigenous culture of Australia is the learning context, with the […]

Journal of Interactive Humanities

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 humanities may be making the mistake it has observed of other fields: “Part of the problem seems […]

Exploring the Link Between ICT and Development in the Context of Developing Countries: a Literature Review

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 in ICT4D research communities. To enhance the understanding in this regard, we conducted a literature review. The […]

ITID Special Issue on Themes, Insights, and Agendas for ICTs for Development

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 of ITID contains a selection of articles from the IFIP 9.4 2013 12th International Conference on the […]

Pacific and Regional Archive for Digital Sources in Endangered Cultures (PARADISEC)

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 to ensure that the archive can provide access to interested communities and conforms to emerging international standards […]