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Presented by Research Data and Digital Scholarship at Penn Libraries and the Price Lab for Digital Humanities

Networks of Relation: Connecting Communities & Collections with Mukurtu CMS

Dr. Kim Christen
Dr Kim Christen
Dr. Kim Christen

Postponed Until Fall 2022

This talk explores modes of collaboration between Indigenous, First Nations, and Native American nations and libraries and archives as they undo settler histories by building networks of relation as the basis for engagement and ultimately the restructuring of library and archive polices, practices, and processes.

About Dr Kim Christen

Dr. Kim Christen is the Director of the Center for Digital Scholarship and Curation at Washington State University where she is a Professor in, and the Director of, the Digital Technology and Culture Program. Her work explores the intersections of cultural heritage, traditional knowledge, information ethics, and the use of digital technologies in and by Indigenous communities globally. She is the founder of Mukurtu CMS an open-source community access platform designed with Indigenous communities globally to meet their unique information, curatorial and data needs. She is also the Director of the Sustainable Heritage Network, and co-director of Local Contexts.  Both initiatives provide practical tools and educational resources for stewarding digital cultural heritage and  the management of intellectual property by Indigenous communities.  You can follow her on Twitter @ProfChristen and her work can be found on her website: www.kimchristen.com

About Mukurtu CMS

Mukurtu (MOOK-oo-too) is a grassroots project aiming to empower communities to manage, share, narrate, and exchange their digital heritage in culturally relevant and ethically-minded ways. The Mukurtu CMS team is committed to maintaining an open, community-driven approach to Mukurtu’s continued development, with their first priority being to help build a platform that fosters relationships of respect and trust.

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