2015 Pre-ATALM Mukurtu CMS Site-Building and Community Engagement Workshop
Led by Kim Christen, Mukurtu Project Director, Washington State University; Kelley Shanahan, Mukurtu Services Manager, Center for Digital Archaeology; Lotus Norton Wisla, Tribal Digital Archives Curriculum Coordinator, Washington State University Libraries. 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: 1) basic site set up 2) core features 3) 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. Participants were encouraged to bring digital media to use in their personal Mukurtu play site during the workshop.