National Projects

Mukurtu CMS

Mukurtu CMS is a free and open source community digital archiving and content management platform developed and managed at Washington State University. Mukurtu provides new opportunities to engage with the challenges and possibilities for digital collections management, sharing, and curation at multiple scales and with multiple publics.

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The Sustainable Heritage Network

The Sustainable Heritage Network provides hands on and virtual training in the digital lifecycle of cultural materials. Aimed specifically at the needs of tribal archivists, librarians, and museum specialists, the SHN makes information and educational resources accessible for the preservation of digital cultural heritage and traditional knowledge.

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The Tribal Stewardship Cohort Program

The TSCP provides educational opportunities for tribal archivists, librarians and museum professionals through hands-on and virtual trainings using a cohort model to stress practical skills and replicable processes. The program promotes an understanding of the entire digital stewardship lifecycle, from physical object, to digitization, with a focus on providing community access to collections. The program is funded by a three-year grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

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The Plateau Peoples’ Web Portal

The Portal is a collaboratively curated and reciprocally managed archive of Plateau cultural materials. Built on Mukurtu CMS, the Portal is a collaboration between Washington State University and the Spokane Tribe of Indians, the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, the Coeur d’Alene Tribe of Indians, the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, the Nez Perce Tribe and the Confederated Bands and Tribes of the Yakama Nation.