the future of libraries in the digital age
Presenters Names: Jennifer Himmelreich & Jerry Flanary
Presentation Title: Cultivating Culture: Promising Virtual Practices for Indigenous Communities
Library, School, or Organization Name: Circle of Learning, School of Library & Information Science, San Jose State University
Area of the World from Which You Will Present: United States
Language in Which You Will Present: English
Target Audience(s): Persons interested in starting or improving digital cultural repositories.
Short Session Description (one line): A look at digital indigenous tribal knowledge repositories and approaches to their creation that have been most successful.
Full Session Description (as long as you would like): The creation of tribal and indigenous knowledge centers and projects work to reaffirm the knowledge these communities hold. New digital and emerging technologies offer pathways to distribute and generate new interest while protecting and providing controlled access to traditional knowledge repositories. This presentation looks at some successful examples and discusses themes that are consistent for success.