A recent federal grant of $698,605 will help Washington State University continue to provide training to local tribal archives, libraries and museums in preserving their cultural assets through digital archiving technology.
The grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services will also support a new tribal digital archives curriculum coordinator in the WSU Libraries.
The libraries and College of Arts and Sciences are creating a three-year project, the “Tribal Stewardship Cohort Program: Digital Heritage Management, Archiving and Mukurtu CMS Training.” An earlier IMLS grant helped WSU build the foundation for the project, the “Sustainable Heritage Network” (http://www.sustainableheritagenetwork.org). More about its scope can be found at https://news.wsu.edu/2013/10/10/powering-cultural-preservation-new-grants-expand-archiving-of-indigenous-treasures/#.VD77cRYXOVo.
Members of seven Indian tribes from across four states participated in the second regional SHN workshop, which was held earlier this month at Holland Library on the WSU Pullman campus.
To read more about the project, visit https://news.wsu.edu/2014/10/20/grant-continues-support-of-indigenous-cu….