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Digitisation and Matauranga Maori

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dc.contributor.author Stevenson, Alison
dc.contributor.author Callaghan, Samantha
dc.date.accessioned 2008-10-27T22:39:19Z
dc.date.accessioned 2022-07-11T21:18:11Z
dc.date.available 2008-10-27T22:39:19Z
dc.date.available 2022-07-11T21:18:11Z
dc.date.copyright 2008
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.uri https://ir.wgtn.ac.nz/handle/123456789/20110
dc.description.abstract In 2007 the New Zealand Electronic Text Centre undertook the digitisation of H. G. Robley's 'Moko; or Maori Tattooing' along with associated contextual material. This project prompted much thought and debate within the Centre about the propriety of making such material freely available online and highlighted a number of issues which are likely common to most cultural and heritage organisations looking to undertake the digitisation of Maori-based material. Throughout periods of colonisation indigenous knowledge has been collected by ethnographers, anthropologists, and others, and much of this has found its way into the collections of libraries and archives. This is true in New Zealand as it is overseas. However, despite the existence of this material and a national digital strategy that promotes the benefits of online access to cultural and heritage material, the numbers of organisations who have digitised representations of Matauranga Maori are few. Within the contexts of both international discourse on indigenous knowledge and the NZETC project this paper addresses these issues which fall into the categories of ownership, control, access, and consultation which we also attempt to frame using the corresponding Te Ao Marama concepts of rangatiratanga and kaitiakitanga, mana and putanga, and korerorero whanui. Questions arise in terms of ownership of not just the physical objects themselves but also the knowledge encoded within them, issues of who has the right to control that knowledge and determine who may access it and who may not, as well as discovering who it is appropriate to consult with and how institutions may respond to the results of consultation. We ask whether these issues act as barriers to digitisation of Matauranga Maori material and consequently whether they provide an explanation for the relative scarcity of these types of projects. Finally we identify opportunities that organisations can gain from undertaking such projects. en_NZ
dc.format pdf en_NZ
dc.language.iso en_NZ
dc.publisher Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington en_NZ
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/3.0/
dc.subject Heritage en_NZ
dc.subject Culture en_NZ
dc.subject Indigenous knowledge en_NZ
dc.subject Digitisation en_NZ
dc.subject Digitization en_US
dc.subject Matauranga Maori mi
dc.title Digitisation and Matauranga Maori en_NZ
dc.type Text en_NZ
vuwschema.contributor.unit New Zealand Electronic Text Centre en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcfor 089999 Information and Computing Sciences not elsewhere classified en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.marsden 420306 Maori Cultural Studies en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.marsden 280100 Information Systems en_NZ
vuwschema.type.vuw Conference Contribution - Other en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcforV2 469999 Other information and computing sciences not elsewhere classified en_NZ

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