Indigenous Notions of Ownership and Libraries, Archives and Museums

by Camille Callison, Camille, Loriene Roy, Loriene and Gretchen Alice LeCheminant (Eds)

Series: IFLA Publications Series 166
Publisher: Berlin/Munich: De Gruyter Saur, 2016

Indigenous Notions of Ownership and Libraries, Archives and MuseumsTangible and intangible forms of indigenous knowledges and cultural expressions are often found in libraries, archives or museums. Often the "legal" copyright is not held by the indigenous people’s group from which the knowledge or cultural expression originates. Indigenous peoples regard unauthorized use of their cultural expressions as theft and believe that the true expression of that knowledge can only be sustained, transformed, and remain dynamic in its proper cultural context.

Readers will begin to understand how to respect and preserve these ways of knowing while appreciating the cultural memory institutions’ attempts to transfer the knowledges to the next generation.

Indigenous Notions of Ownership and Libraries, Archives and Museums
Edited by: Camille Callison, Camille, Loriene Roy, Loriene and Gretchen Alice LeCheminant
Berlin/Munich: De Gruyter Saur, 2016
ISBN 978-3-11-036323-4
(IFLA Publications; Nr 166)
Euro 99,95 / for USA, Canada, Mexico US$ 140.00*

*IFLA Members receive a 30% discount on standing orders of titles published by De Gruyter in the IFLA Publications Series. IFLA Members can also order select individual or backlist titles with up to a 25% discount.

Publications, Indigenous Matters, indigenous knowledges, cultural expressions, ownership

Last update: 5 August 2016