00:00Introduction by Jon Ippolito.
02:09Craig Dietrich on his neighborhood and maps as technology
05:45Hypercities: an caveat about dependence on corporate platforms
09:00Katrina Wynn on comparable mapping projects
15:04The Critical Commons copyright workaround"Critical Commons is a YouTube for copyrighted material." "Every movie clip in Critical Commons is accompanied by critical analysis, so as to qualify for sharing via fair use."
20:25Mukurtu Archive and Local Context"The Mukurtu Archive was created b emailing indigenous protocols between an anthropologist in Australia to a developer in LA." "The Mukurtu team has developed metadata standards to express cultural expectations of native peoples."
30:00Metadata for Traditional knowledge"LocalContexts.org is like a Creative Commons for traditional knowledge." "The 'Verified' labels indicate that a group affirms an image or other cultural material does represent their culture."
34:00Is enforcement of cultural norms necessary?
36:15Katrina Wynn: how is access controlled?"Traditional Knowledge labels are not enforced by legal copyright laws, but encourage voluntary appropriate re-use."
37:37Misuse of material from Shoah Foundation archive
41:52Example of a digital edition: Ancient Monuments"The NEH has a well funded 'digital editions' grant program to find unique way to put print online." "As easy as WordPress is for making a blog, Scalar should be for digital scholarship." "By building a rapid prototype for Ancient Monuments in Scalar, the team was able to show funders a sense of what their completed project would look like quickly and for free."
47:00Easily make a digital book with Scalar
48:15Linking to archives with Scalar"Scalar's Add Media feature, which carries metadata with it, is one of the best demos of linked data I've seen"
55:10Tensor: a user-friendly archive lookup tool
59:54Barbara Finley: does Scalar accommodate Traditional Knowledge labels?
63:16Katrina Wynn: how can metadata protect sensitive material?
65:12Molly Carlson on Zaption, which inserts quizzes into video."Should archives control the players for video and other media?"
69:50Enforcing learning sequences via online tests
71:45Molly Carlson on standards-based education versus non-linear learning
73:07Hypothes.is, a community-based text annotator, integrated
76:34Katrina Wynn: how useful is the Dublin Core standard?
78:03How funding has influenced the rise of metadata
78:34Scholarly contributions to archives via metadata
79:59Dublin Core and alternative metadata standards
81:46Diane on the Omeka Neatline plugin
84:12Vectors version of Google Maps
85:11Tracking black ops flights with online maps
87:57Installing and using Mukurtu
89:29Installing and using Scalar
90:21Reclaim hosting and Scalar
This teleconference is a project of the University of Maine's Digital Curation program. For more information, contact ude.eniam@otiloppij.
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In this teleconference, Craig Dietrich joined students of the UMaine Digital Curation graduate program to answer questions about how culturally sensitive archives and linked data can break the monoculture of one-size-fits-all paradigms for access and publication.
Dietrich was the first lead developer of the Mukurtu Archive, a media manager based on the Warumungu community Dillybag that supports social practice rather than the legal and economic strictures exemplified by Digital Rights Management. Apart from his work with Aboriginal Australian communities, Dietrich has also contributed to open-source archives designed for Native American protocols.
A key member of the team that produces Vectors: A Journal of Culture and Technology in a Dynamic Vernacular, Dietrich authored the Dynamic Backend Generator in 2005, a MySQL database manager and "intellectual sketchpad" that has been used by a variety of digital humanities projects including Public Secrets, Blue Velvet and Killer Entertainments.
In recent years Dietrich gained renown as Info Design Director for the Alliance for Networking Visual Culture, which produces Scalar, an online publication platform principally designed with Creative Director Erik Loyer. Unlike prevalent web-based content managers such as WordPress, which Wikipedia claims is used by almost a quarter of the most popular Web sites, Scalar's foundation uses the Semantic Web, which allows for sharing media seamlessly from archives such as the Internet Archive and Shoah Foundation.
His conversation with the University of Maine's online Digital Curation program was recorded on 10 December 2015.
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