ICTs for Indigenous Knowledge Preservation

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 countries. Some 80% of the world’s population depends on indigenous knowledge to meet their medicinal needs, and […]

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TalkAlter

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 : TalkAlter technology Inc. has developed a software and method for automatic creation of interactive video portrait. TalkAlter […]

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FOSS Digital Curation, Asset Management & Community Archiving Systems

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, images, videos, sounds, collections, etc. These tools are free in that you can download the source files […]

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Designing Digital Knowledge Management Tools with Aboriginal Australians

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 performative. Accordingly we present four texts generated in the course of our research as an exhibit. They […]

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Digital Memories: Exploring Critical Issues

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 The Trouble with Memory: Reco(r)ding the Mind in Code Laura Schuster (New) Media and Representations of the […]

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Towards Preserving Indigenous Oral Stories Using Tangible Objects

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 of the handcrafted beadwork. Oral stories are told within the physical confines of the community. The community […]

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Citizen-created content, digital equity and the preservation of community memory

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 new wave of citizen-created content. Traditionally information professionals in all types of memory institutions have clearly met […]

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