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Friday, August 5 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
407 - Addressing Intellectual Property Needs for the Oldest Native American Recordings: A Case Study

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The American Folklife Center (AFC), its academic partners, and members of the Passamaquoddy tribe are engaged in a collaboration to apply Traditional Knowledge (TK) labels for cultural attribution to digital preservation recordings of wax cylinders recorded by anthropologist Jesse Walter Fewkes in 1890. These cylinders represent the earliest known ethnographic field recordings in the world. AFC sees this kind of collaboration as central to a new paradigm of classification, curation, and methods of access for indigenous materials.

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Nicole Saylor

Head of the Archive, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
Supervises acquisitions, donor relations, processing of special collections, preservation projects, collections on folklife, ethnomusicology, and documentary media in the American Folklife Center (AFC) at the Library of Congress. The archives contain the first field recordings of... Read More →


Jane Anderson

New York University, Associate Professor
Jane Anderson is Associate Professor of Anthropology and Museum Studies at New York University. Jane has a Ph.D. in Law from the Law School at University of New South Wales in Australia. Her work is focused on the philosophical and practical problems for intellectual property law... Read More →
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Jennifer O'Neal

University Historian and Archivist, University of Oregon
Jennifer O'Neal is the University Historian and Archivist at the University of Oregon, and affiliated faculty with the Clark Honors College, History Department, and Native Studies program. She specializes in American West and Native American history, with a specific emphasis on decolonizing... Read More →
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Guha Shankar

Folklife Specialist, Library of Congress, American Folklife Center
Guha Shankar, American Folklife Center - Library of Congress, coordinates Ancestral Voices, a collaborative knowledge repatriation initiative between the LC, indigenous communities and open source digital platforms, Local Contexts and Mukurtu CMS.

Friday August 5, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Room 204/205 Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303