Jan 2017 | 240pp
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This book demonstrates how heritage institutions can work with community-based heritage groups to build broader, more inclusive and culturally relevant collections.
The internet as a platform for facilitating human organization without the need for organizations has, through social media, created new challenges for cultural heritage institutions. Challenges include but are not limited to: how to manage copyright, ownership, orphan works, open data access to heritage representations and artefacts, crowdsourcing, cultural heritage amateurs, information as a commodity or information as public domain, sustainable preservation, attitudes towards openness and much more.
Participatory Heritage uses a selection of international case studies to explore these issues and demonstrates that in order for personal and community-based documentation and artefacts to be preserved and included in social and collective histories, individuals and community groups need the technical and knowledge infrastructures of support that formal cultural institutions can provide. In other words, both groups need each other.
Divided into three core sections, this book explores:
Readership: This book will be useful reading for individuals working in cultural institutions such as libraries, museums, archives and historical societies. It will also be of interest to students taking library, archive and cultural heritage courses.
List of figures and tables
Introduction: what is participatory heritage
PART 1: Participants
1. A communal rock: sustaining a community archives in Flat Rock, Georgia – JoyEllen Freeman
2. The Bethel AME Church Archive: partners and participants - Andrea Copeland
3. Creating an authentic learning environment for school children: a case study of digital storytelling programs at the Mudgeeraba Light Horse Museum - Janis Hanley
4. Viking re-enactment - Lars Konzack
5. Learning, loving and living at the Australian Country Music Hall of Fame - Sarah Baker
6. The contributions of family and local historians to British history online - Mia Ridge
7. Forgotten history on Wikipedia - Henriette Roued-Cunliffe
PART 2: Challenges
8. Custodianship and online sharing in Australian community archives - Courtney Ruge, Tom Denison, Steve Wright, Graham Willett, Joanne Evans
9. Who is the expert in participatory culture? - Lýsa Westberg Gabriel and Thessa Jensen
10. Social inequalities in the shaping of cultural heritage infrastructure - Noah Lenstra
11. No Gun Ri Digital Archive: challenges in archiving memory for a historically marginalized incident - Donghee Sinn
12. Giving voice to the community: digitizing Jeffco oral histories - Krystyna K. Matusiak, Padma Polepeddi, Allison Tyler, Catherine Newton and Julianne Rist
13. Issues with archiving community data - Lydia Spotts and Andrea Copeland
PART 3: Solutions
14. Ethiopian stories in an English landscape - Shawn Sobers
15. Having a lovely time: localized crowdsourcing to create a 1930s street view of Bristol from a digitized postcard collection - Nicholas Nourse, Peter Insole and Julian Warren
16. Digital ARChiving in Canadian Artist-Run Centres - Shannon Lucky
17. New approaches to the community recording and preservation of burial space - Gareth Beale, Nicole Smith and St Mary the Virgin Embsay with Eastby Churchyard survey team
18. A case for collaboration: solving practical problems in cultural heritage digitization projects - Craig Harkema and Joel Salt
19. Open heritage data and APIs - Henriette Roued-Cunliffe