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Ulwazi - Sharing Indigenous Knowledge
Title: Ulwazi - Sharing Indigenous Knowledge
Title alternative: Collection and dissemination of indigenous knowledge and local history in Durban, South Africa.
Creator: Durban
Abstract: The Ulwazi programme strives to preserve and disseminate indigenous knowledge of local communities in the greater Durban area. It creates a collaborative online database of local indigenous knowledge as part of the Public Library’s digital resources, relying on community participation for delivering content and posting the content on the Web. Existing library infrastructure in the eThekwini Municipal area, comprising 89 public libraries of which most have Internet access, is used to carry the programme to local communities. Community workers collect oral and visual material while members from the community are taught at their local library how to add local content to the website. People of all social and age groups are employed to steer the programme at ground level while volunteer contributions to the database is encouraged. [according to site editor's information]
Keywords: Durban; local knowledge; oral history
Countries: South Africa
Subject areas: History & Geography » History since 1850
Resource type: Topical Websites
Language: English
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