Access to Information: The Case of Birch Island

Author(s): Julia Brenan

Year: 2019


This is an abstract from the "Capacity Building or Community Making? Training and Transitions in Digital Archaeology" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.

The recent archaeological project on Birch Island, Labrador, highlights questions of how digital data are used to gather and convey information to stakeholder communities, in particular, Indigenous groups with limited internet access in some remote locations. This paper questions if representing the research in a digital format is more effective than traditional alternatives that require less digital literacy and specialized equipment to access heritage. This will be done through data obtained during fieldwork and a review of the literature. Finally, this paper questions who has ownership over, and access to the digital data and how will these data be preserved and perpetuated after the project is over.

Cite this Record

Access to Information: The Case of Birch Island. Julia Brenan. Presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2019 ( tDAR id: 451405)

Spatial Coverage

min long: -169.453; min lat: 50.513 ; max long: -49.043; max lat: 72.712 ;

Record Identifiers

Abstract Id(s): 25141