April 9-12, 2008
Montréal, Québec, Canada

Sessions: Abstract

The Reciprocal Research Network   go to paper

Lee Iverson, University of British Columbia, Canada
Susan Rowley, University of British Columbia, Canada
Leona Sparrow, Musqueam Indian Band, Canada
Dave Schaepe, Stó:lō Research and Resource Management, Canada
Andrea Sanborn, U’mista Cultural Society, Canada
Ryan Wallace, University of British Columbia, Canada
Nicholas Jakobsen, University of British Columbia, Canada
Ulrike Radermacher, University of British Columbia, Canada

We introduce the Reciprocal Research Network (RRN). The RRN is an open-source, Web-based, federated museum information system intended to provide First Nations, researchers and museum professionals with interactive access to worldwide collections of Northwest Coast and British Columbia First Nations' cultural heritage. Collaborative tools built within a social networking environment will provide users with the ability to carry out individual and/or collaborative research projects. The overall goal of the RRN is to re-connect objects, people, land, languages, and traditions culturally and historically significant to First Nations community researchers, and to create a collaborative, reciprocal, and inclusive environment in which to explore museum collections of First Nations’ cultural heritage.

Session: Community Engagement [Social Media]

Keywords: Interactive data access, Co-development, Exploratory search, Facets, Research Network, First Nations