Dublin Core: the base for an Indigenous culture environment?

Nevile, Liddy, and Lissonnet, Sophie (2003) Dublin Core: the base for an Indigenous culture environment? In: Proceedings of the 7th Annual Museums and the Web Conference. From: Museums and the Web 2003, 19-22 March 2003, Charlotte, NC, USA.

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A day in Cape York, in the far north east of Australia, can change the life of a modern Australian. In that time, one can see hundreds of examples of rock art that are up to 36,000 years old, sharply contrasting the history of Indigenous people and the immigration of Europeans. One such visit led to a proposed collaboration between the Quinkan Culture Elders and a team of metadata researchers. The researchers proposed a Qualified Dublin Core style catalogue to be used to identify and record examples of Quinkan Culture so Elders could at last gain access to information needed to manage the proliferation of unauthorised publications about Quinkan culture, and to 'bring back home' cultural representations. In addition, the catalogue would allow the Elders to make decisions about publishing their own representations. This paper describes the journey of members of the team developing 'Matchbox', a cataloguing system, as they have sought a way of using Qualified DC metadata (QDC) to describe, collect, and represent Quinkan Culture. Of interest in this paper is how developing a QDC representation has led to questions of cultural definition and, simultaneously, of the use of technologies such as HTML, XML and RDF.

Item ID: 14717
Item Type: Conference Item (Research - E1)
Keywords: Culture; HTML; qualified Dublin core; Quinkan rock art; RDF; XML
Date Deposited: 14 Sep 2017 05:16
FoR Codes: 21 HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 2102 Curatorial and Related Studies > 210299 Curatorial and Related Studies not elsewhere classified @ 51%
16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1699 Other Studies in Human Society > 169902 Studies of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Society @ 49%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9503 Heritage > 950303 Conserving Collections and Movable Cultural Heritage @ 100%
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