Knowledge Discovery Empowering Australian Indigenous Communities

Dianna McClellan, Kerry Tanner

Abstract


This article explores how Australian Indigenous communities can be empowered through knowledge discovery from institutions with Indigenous cultural collections. It reports on original case study research involving eight diverse Australian cultural institutions with valuable Indigenous cultural heritage collections. The research sought to provide a state of the art review of the role, nature, and organization of these collections, with particular emphasis on provision for digital discovery and access. These cultural institutions have a pivotal role to play in restoring memory of cultural heritage, but face many technological, resourcing, and other challenges in the process.

Keywords


Knowledge discovery; cultural heritage institutions; cultural heritage collections; empowerment; Australian Indigenous Communities; Aboriginal Australians

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