Tribal Digital Stewardship Cohort Program

The 2018-2019 cycle of the Tribal Digital Stewardship Cohort Program is now open for applications.

This program is run out of the Center for Digital Scholarship and Curation at Washington State University, and is funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

The Tribal Digital Stewardship Cohort Program is a cohort-based educational program providing training in the lifecycle of digital stewardship over one year, in person and online to pairs of participants from tribal institutions. The program is designed to meet the needs of tribal archives, libraries, and museums as they care for, manage, and share digital cultural heritage materials. All participants will receive in-depth training in Mukurtu CMS. Participants in the Tribal Digital Stewardship Cohort Program are offered full scholarships, including tuition, fees, travel funds and program costs.

The deadline for applications is April 5, 2018.

Workshop registration now open

Registration for the February 2-3 Cultural Heritage Preservation Workshop is now open.

There is no charge to participate in the workshop; however, space is limited and pre-registration is required. Register earlier to ensure your space Participant applications are available

Travel scholarships available for participants from neighbor islands. Indicate your interest on the registration form.

The workshop will feature a day-long introduction to the Mukurtu Content Management System, led by experts from the Washington State University Center for Digital Scholarship and Curation.

For more information see the workshop page.

Kaipumakani at the Hawaii Library Association

Kaipumakani will be presenting a workshop session at the 2017 Fall joint meeting of the Hawai‘i Library Association and the Hawai‘i Association of School Libraries.

When: Friday, October 27, 1:30-3:20 PM

Where: UH Mānoa Campus Center room 310

Title: Sustaining digital cultural heritage through culturally responsive content management

Abstract: Join us for a fun and informative session exploring options for sustaining digital cultural heritage. We will describe a number of content management options, focusing on the Mukurtu CMS, a free content management software that allows communities to preserve, share, manage, license and curate their digital heritage and stories. Mukurtu promotes a community approach to digital heritage management and preservation, integrating already established social and cultural systems with technological tools. In this session, participants will get hands-on experience with Mukurtu CMS, including: 1) basic site set up 2) core features, and 3) procedures to curate digital heritage items with Mukurtu CMS. Participants will see examples of Mukurtu in use in communities emphasizing sustainable preservation strategies, cultural protocols, and the use of traditional knowledge labels. Participants will also be introduced to the IMLS-funded Kaipumakani Project, which is providing resources and support for digital cultural heritage preservation in Hawai‘i and the Pacific.

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