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Traditional Knowledge and Digital Archives: An Interview with Kim Christen
disClosure: A Journal of Social Theory
  • Kimberly Christen, Washington State University
  • Leslie Davis, University of Kentucky
  • Zachary Griffith, University of Kentucky
  • Jacob Neely, University of Kentucky
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Dr. Kim Christen is a Professor in the Department of English, the Director of the Digital Technology and Culture Program, the Director of the Center for Digital Scholarship and Curation, and the Director of Digital Initiatives for the College of Arts and Sciences at Washington State University. Christen is also the Director of the Plateau Peoples’ Web Portal, a collaboratively curated site of Plateau cultural materials; Mukurtu CMS, a content management system and community digital archive platform built around the particular needs of indigenous peoples globally; and co-Director with Jane Anderson of Local Contexts, an educational website for innovative traditional knowledge licenses and labels for indigenous cultural heritage. Her academic research and grant-funded projects focus on the intersection of digital technologies, intellectual property rights, archival process, cultural heritage movements and the ethics of openness within Indigenous communities, and with and by libraries, archives, and museums.

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Kimberly Christen, Leslie Davis, Zachary Griffith and Jacob Neely. "Traditional Knowledge and Digital Archives: An Interview with Kim Christen" (2018)
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