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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.

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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

 

 

Instructions for Submitting Mukurtu CMS Bugs

This document is a set of instructions for submitting bug reports to Mukurtu CMS support while using and managing your Mukurtu CMS site. Concepts in this document can also be used for bug reporting and communication with software support in general. This document is part of Module 4: Share It of the Digital Stewardship Curriculum. For the most current information on Mukurtu CMS, visit http://mukurtu.org/ and visit http://support.mukurtu.org/ for Mukurtu CMS software support.

Mukurtu Mobile Instructions

This document is a set of instructions for using Mukurtu Mobile to upload Digital Heritage items to a Mukurtu CMS site. This document is part of Module 4: Share It of the Digital Stewardship Curriculum. For the most current information on Mukurtu CMS, visit http://mukurtu.org/ and visit http://support.mukurtu.org/ for Mukurtu CMS software support.

Mukurtu CMS Communities, Cultural Protocols, and Categories

This document is designed to help you as you draft the structure of a Mukurtu CMS site, with definitions and examples of Communities, Cultural Protocols, and Categories. This document is part of Module 4: Share It of the Digital Stewardship Curriculum. For the most current information on Mukurtu CMS, visit http://mukurtu.org/ and visit http://support.mukurtu.org/ for Mukurtu CMS software support.

Memoranda of Agreement for a Digital Project (Plateau Peoples' Web Portal) example

This document is a copy of the Memoranda of Agreement (MOA) used for the Plateau Peoples' Web Portal at WSU, which is adapted for each project partner. This document is part of Module 4: Share It of the Digital Stewardship Curriculum.

Key Terms on IP and Copyright Law

This document is a collection of definitions, and discussion of key terms related to intellectual property and copyright, including "copyright holder," "public domain," "in perpetuity," "protocol," and "MOUs/MOAs." This document is part of Module 4: Share It of the Digital Stewardship Curriculum.

Instructions for Converting a Word documentto PDFA

This document is a set of instructions for converting a Word document (.docx) into a more susatinable format: a PDF/A document. This information is useful in understanding how you can migrate from one format to another to manage and keep access to your digital files. Please note that the software versions of Microsoft Word and other software applications may differ from your own setup. This document is part of Module 3: Save It of the Digital Stewardship Curriculum.

Digital Preservation File Access Questions

This document is a list of digital preservation questions to consider at your institution when planning for file access. The questions center around "Who do I need to talk to?," "What do I need to know or find out?," and "What policies or documents will relate to file access?" This information is helpful for starting to plan for long term preservation and management of digital files, specifically centered around keeping digital files accessible for the future. These conversations may involve conversations with staff, supervisors, IT and other departments, and administration. This document is part of Module 3: Save It of the Digital Stewardship Curriculum.

Digital Preservation File Access Activities

This document is list of some basic digital preservation activities that should take place when planning for file access. This information is meant to be used for planning steps for maintaining file access within a larger digital preservation plan or program. This document is part of Module 3: Save It of the Digital Stewardship Curriculum.