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Oh what a tangled web we weave : Matauranga Maori representation on the World Wide Web

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dc.contributor.author Field, Sheeanda Lillian
dc.date.accessioned 2013-06-06T02:32:11Z
dc.date.accessioned 2022-11-02T20:33:46Z
dc.date.available 2013-06-06T02:32:11Z
dc.date.available 2022-11-02T20:33:46Z
dc.date.copyright 2008
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.uri https://ir.wgtn.ac.nz/handle/123456789/29009
dc.description.abstract In the past Matauranga Maori (Maori traditional knowledge) was only handed down to the select few to keep its integrity and authenticity. Modern technology, libraries and archives have given access to Matauranga Maori not only for the select few but for everyone. There is no restriction on who can put information on the World Wide Web and Matauranga Maori has now become a commodity (Mead 2004). In recent years research has investigated Matauranga Maori on the internet, the digitization of Matauranga Maori and also the intellectual property of Matauranga Maori. There has been much debate on Matauranga Maori accessibility, ownership and protection; however this study will focus on a small portion of these areas, accuracy and authority. Research methodologies used overseas and within Aotearoa (New Zealand) have been utilized within this study to identify Matauranga Maori on the World Wide Web, specifically looking at the accuracy and authority of Matauranga Maori on the internet. In order to undertake this study, forty five Iwi (tribe) sites on the internet were randomly chosen and assessed against a specific set of criteria. Data was collected by ranking the iwi sites against these specific criteria. For the purpose of this research project, sites that are from hapu are designated in this study as iwi sites to enable the researcher to identify best practice across the sites. Using a qualitative research method, the results showed that iwi sites used a variety of domains to get their tribal information out to their iwi and the quality of information also varied across iwi site en_NZ
dc.format pdf en_NZ
dc.language en_NZ
dc.language.iso en_NZ
dc.publisher Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington en_NZ
dc.title Oh what a tangled web we weave : Matauranga Maori representation on the World Wide Web en_NZ
dc.type Text en_NZ
vuwschema.contributor.unit School of Information Management en_NZ
vuwschema.type.vuw Masters Research Paper or Project en_NZ
thesis.degree.discipline Library and Information Studies en_NZ
thesis.degree.grantor Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington en_NZ
thesis.degree.level Masters en_NZ
thesis.degree.name Master of Library and Information Studies en_NZ

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