Lab 5

Mukurtu is a project and platform that empowers communities to manage, narrate, connect, label, and share their digital heritage materials, history, knowledge, and stories.

Mukurtu has several metadata fields that are unique to it in comparison with Omeka. The fields I found that were unique were Media Assets, Communities and Protocols, Category, Cultural Narrative, Traditional Knowledge, Traditional Knowledge Labels, Licensing Options, People, Transcription, Location Description, External Links, Collections, Community Records, and Book Pages. There were also a few that were not precisely labeled or described the same but seemed to be similar metadata fields between Omeka and Mukurtu. The field of coverage within Omeka covered the space and time of the items while in Mukurtu, it was separated into original date and original date description, geocode address, latitude, longitude, and location description. One of the fields in Mukurtu, Item sharing settings, seemed similar to the public checkbox when an item is added in Omeka but it had different access settings. Keywords in Mukurtu seemed similar to the tags in Omeka.

Omeka is very generalized and compared to Mukurtu, it does not have very many fields or places to really document details. I think in comparison, Mukurtu is more focused on the item, the cultural details about the item, and the cultures and communities. It has more categories and where Omeka combines metadata like time and space into a single field, Mukurtu separates it into a very specific location and time or has a text boxes for additional description.

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  1. You included a lot of detail that I was able to learn from, this was a helpful post. It’s useful to note similarities in the different websites, so we can know how to translate one to the other.

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