Workshop

Introduction to Mukurtu Content Management System (CMS): Providing Digital Access to Cultural Collections

This Sustainable Heritage Network-sponsored workshop focused on the use of Mukurtu CMS in tribal archives, libraries and museums. Mukurtu CMS, developed with funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, is a free content management system that allows communities to preserve, share, manage, license and curate their digital heritage and stories using their own cultural protocols, languages and social values. In this workshop, participants received hands-on training in setting up a Mukurtu site, implementing Mukurtu's core features including a dictionary and mobile application, and the step-by-step procedures to curate digital heritage items utilizing Mukurtu CMS. Participants were shown examples of Mukurtu in use in communities emphasizing preservation strategies, cultural protocols and the use of traditional knowledge labels.
Instructors: Kimberly Christen, Co-Director, Center for Digital Scholarship and Curation, WSU; Michael Wynne, Digital Applications Librarian, WSU; Alex Merrill, Head of Systems, WSU Libraries, WSU

2017 Pre-ATALM SHN Workshop Image Digitization on a Budget Slides

In this presentation, Jeanine Nault, Digital Asset Specialist of the American Folklife Center at Library of Congress and Lotus Norton-Wisla, Tribal Digital Archives Curriculum Coordinator at Washington State University Libraries cover digitization of images and documents on a budget, including basic digitization planning, project organization, technical specifications, digitization workflow, digital preservation strategies, open source software, and hands-on digitization skills. Instructors emphasize tribal needs and outcomes for digitization projects including focusing on tribal values, tribal community projects and use of digital materials. This presentation was given at the 2017 Pre-ATALM SHN Workshop Image Digitization on a Budget held in Santa Ana Pueblo, NM in October 2017.

HANDOUTS

Types of Metadata

File Naming Management for Photographs

Technical Specifications for Image Digitization

Image Digitization Resource List

Scanner Good, Better, Best

Image Scanning Instructions

Camera Based Image Workstation

Resolution Tonal Range

Metadata Activity and Discussion

Digital Preservation Storage Questions

 

 

2017 Pre-ATALM SHN Workshop Image Digitization on a Budget

This workshop will cover digitization of images and documents on a budget, including basic digitization planning, project organization, technical specifications, digitization workflow, digital preservation strategies, open source software, and hands-on digitization skills. Emphasis will be on tribal needs and outcomes for digitization projects including focusing on tribal values, tribal community projects and use of digital materials. Participants are encouraged to work together and will be provided with demo materials for hands-on sessions.

Instructors: Lotus Norton-Wisla, Tribal Digital Archives Curriculum Coordinator, Washington State University Libraries; Jeanine Nault, Digital Asset Specialist, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

2017 U. Manitoba Digitization Basics and Mukurtu CMS Workshop

In partnership with the University of Manitoba, the SHN will held a two day hands-on workshop on digitization basics and Mukurtu CMS on February 2-4, 2017. The workshop, led by Lotus Norton-Wisla, ‎Tribal Stewardship Cohort Program Curriculum Coordinator and Michael Wynne, Digital Applications Librarian both at Washington State University, Guha Shankar, Folklife Specialist at the Library of Congress' Folklife Center, and Jeannine Nault, Digital Imaging Specialist at the National Anthropological Archives, will cover digitization planning, metadata, digital preservation, hands-on strategies for the digitization of audio materials and images and an introduction to Mukurtu CMS. Participants will be encouraged to work together and will be provided with demo materials for hands-on sessions. The workshop's materials will be available here as a reference for attendees and others not able to attend the sessions in person.

2016 Pre-ATALM Mukurtu CMS Workshop

Led by Kim Christen, Mukurtu Project Director; Lotus Norton Wisla, Tribal Digital Archives Curriculum Coordinator, and Michael Wynne, Digital Applications Librarian, all based at Washington State University. Mukurtu CMS is 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 workshop, participants received hands-on experience with Mukurtu CMS. Participants learned about: basic site set up, core features , and step-by-step procedures to curate digital heritage items with Mukurtu CMS. Participants saw examples of Mukurtu in use in communities emphasizing preservation strategies, cultural protocols and the use of traditional knowledge labels.

Copyright Issues: Identification and Strategy

These slides were used by Jane Anderson, Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Museum Studies at New York University; co-director of Local Contexts; Guha Shankar, Folklife Specialist at the Library of Congress Folklife Center; and Donald Soctomah, Historical Preservation Officer of the Passamaquoddy Nation, at the 2016 Pre-ATALM Workshop: Developing Tools to Navigate Intellectual Property and Protect Cultural Heritage,  held in Phoenix on October 10, 2016. The session provided an overview of what is intellectual property law and copyright and the problems that the law poses for the protection of Native collections. During the session, the instructors discussed as well some of the issues around access, control, and ownership of digitized and circulating Indigenous materials and traditional knowledge.

2016 Pre-ATALM Developing Tools to Navigate Intellectual Property and Protect Cultural Heritage Workshop

This 2016 Pre-ATALM Workshop focused on two topics: 1) How to identify copyright issues with cultural heritage material and determine if materials are still protected by copyright or are in the public domain, and 2) The new Traditional Knowledge Labels initiative "Local Contexts" (www.localcontexts.org). Instructors Jane Anderson, Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Museum Studies at New York University; co-director of Local Contexts; Guha Shankar, Folklife Specialist at the Library of Congress Folklife Center; and Donald Soctomah,  Historical Preservation Officer of the Passamaquoddy Nation, demonstrate how tribes can develop their own Traditional Knowledge Labels for their cultural heritage held both within tribal contexts and also in institutions external to the tribe. The workshop was held on October 10, 2016 at the Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa, in Phoenix.

2016 TCLI Mukurtu CMS Workshop

In this presentation, Lotus Norton-Wisla, Tribal Stewardship Cohort Program Curriculum Coordinator and Michael Wynne, Digital Applications Librarian, both based at the Center for Digital Scholarship and Curation at Washington State University, provide background information about Mukurtu, general guidelines for using Mukurtu, and explain the main features of Mukurtu CMS. This presentation was given at the 2016 TCLI Annual Meeting, held in Montana State University in Bozeman, MT in June 7, 2016.

2016 IFF Mukurtu CMS: Introduction Workshop

In this presentation, Lotus Norton-Wisla, Tribal Digital Archives Curriculum Coordinator and Michael Wynne, Digital Applications Librarian, both based at the Center for Digital Scholarship and Curation at Washington State University Libraries, introduce Mukurtu CMS, its features and components. This workshop was given at the 2016 Indigitization Futures Forum at UBC, Vancouver on June 10, 2016.

VHS Digitization: Best Practices and Training

In this workshop, Lotus Norton-Wisla, Tribal Digital Archives Curriculum Coordinator and Michael Wynne, Digital Applications Librarian, both based at the Center for Digital Scholarship and Curation at Washington State University Libraries, provide an introduction to video digitization and best practices for planning digitization projects. This workshop was given at the 2016 Indigitization Futures Forum in UBC, Vancouver on June 12, 2016.