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 Taiwan E-learning & Digital Archives Program (TELDAP), and concludes 5 findings of Taiwan’s indigenous digital library, each demonstrates (1) the main constructors and their disciplines and professional backgrounds; (2) the models for indigenous community participation and engagement in digitization; (3) the characteristics of digital collection development; (4) the design and interoperability of metadata for digitized collections; (5) the access to the indigenous digital library. The main contribution of the study is to provide a regional depth exploration of Taiwan indigenous digital libraries using systematic approach, which will help establishing and linking a more comprehensive global indigenous digital library.
|2014 • archive • digital collections • digital library • indigenous / traditional knowledge • participatory • Taiwan|
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