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Appropriate computer-mediated communication: An Australian indigenous information system case study

Turk, A. and Trees, K. (1999) Appropriate computer-mediated communication: An Australian indigenous information system case study. AI & Society, 13 (4). pp. 377-388.

Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/BF01205984
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Abstract

This article discusses ways to operationalise the concept of culturally appropriate computer-mediated communication, utilising information systems (IS) development methodologies and adopting a postmodern and postcolonial perspective. By way of illustration, it describes progress on the participative development of the Ieramugadu Cultural Information System. This project is designed to develop and evaluate innovative procedures for elicitation, analysis, storage and communication of indigenous cultural heritage information. It is investigating culturally appropriate IS design techniques, multimedia approaches and ways to ensure protection of secret/sacred information. Ethical issues are foregrounded.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Media, Communication and Culture
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
Copyright: 1999 Springer-Verlag London Limited
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/11946
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