Culturally Specific Access

Last class we started to delve into some issues of protocol based access vs. open access, and I wanted to post two examples of database projects that deal with these issues.

The first is the Mukurtu Wumpurrarni-kari Archive, that has since become the Mukurtu CMS, which can be modified and used for a variety of collections (archival, museum, personal etc), and provides different levels of access and respect for Traditional Knowledge (TK) labels.

The second is the Reciprocal Research Network, which is an API that interfaces with museum databases to provide access to belongings in collections across the world.

The last is the Inuvialuit Living History Project, which uses the technology of the RRN to connect with the MacFarlane collection in the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History.

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