Kim Christen

 I am a Professor in and the Director of the Digital Technology and Culture program and the Director of the Center for Digital Scholarship and Curation at Washington State University. My work explores the intersections of cultural heritage, traditional knowledge, information ethics, and the use of digital technologies in and by Indigenous communities globally. I direct several projects including: the Plateau Peoples’ Web Portal, a collaboratively curated site of Plateau cultural materials; Mukurtu CMS, a free and open source content management system and community access platform designed to meet the curatorial needs of Indigenous communities; and the Sustainable Heritage Network, an online initiative dedicated to making the preservation and digitization of cultural heritage materials sustainable, simple, and secure. I am also the co-Director of Local Contexts, an educational platform focused on intellectual property rights information including Traditional Knowledge (TK) Labels for use by Indigenous communities to manage and share their digital cultural materials. This site contains links to my publications, presentations, and projects.

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