Journal article

Using Modern Technologies to Capture and Share Indigenous Astronomical Knowledge

M Nakata, D Hamacher, J Warren, A Byrne, M Pagnucco, R Harley, S Venugopal, K Thorpe, R Neville, R Bolt

Australian Academic & Research Libraries | Published : 2014

Abstract

Indigenous Knowledge is important for Indigenous communities across the globe and for the advancement of our general scientific knowledge. In particular, Indigenous astronomical knowledge integrates many aspects of Indigenous Knowledge, including seasonal calendars, navigation, food economics, law, ceremony, and social structure. Capturing, managing, and disseminating this knowledge in the digital environment poses a number of challenges, which we aim to address using a collaborative project emerging between experts in the higher education, library, archive and industry sectors. Using Microsoft's WorldWide Telescope and Rich Interactive Narratives technologies, we propose to develop software..

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