Using the semantic grid to build bridges between museums and indigenous communities

Hunter, Jane, Schroeter, Ronald, Koopman, Bevan, & Henderson, Michael (2004) Using the semantic grid to build bridges between museums and indigenous communities. In Michaelides, Danius & Moreau, Luc (Eds.) Proceedings of the GGF11 Semantic Grid Applications Workshop, Honolulu, Hawaii, pp. 46-61.


In this paper we describe a Semantic Grid application designed to enable museums and indigenous communities in distributed locations, to collaboratively discuss, describe and annotate digital objects and documents in museums that originally belonged to or are of cultural or historical significance to indigenous groups. By extending and refining an existing application, Vannotea, we enable users on access grid nodes to collaboratively attach descriptive, rights and tribal care metadata and annotations to digital images, video or 3D representations. The aim is to deploy the software within museums to enable the traditional owners to describe and contextualize museum content in their own words and from their own perspectives. This sharing and exchange of knowledge will hopefully revitalize cultures eroded through colonization and globalization and repair and strengthen relationships between museums and indigenous communities.

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Item Type: Conference Paper
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