The many works of esteemed Māori scholar, the late Dr. Pei te Hurunui Jones, have provided the catalyst for this research into the management, conservation, care and display of mātauranga Māori in a digital context. The research team has tackled a range of complex issues related to the digitisation of indigenous material and mātauranga Māori in this project and aim to produce an accessible digital library in a form that is practical and searchable by the general public. This presentation will discuss the processes undertaken so far and some of the ethical considerations for individuals and organisations interested in developing and displaying Māori material in a digital context.
Dr Hēmi Whaanga (Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Mamoe, Waitaha) is a research officer in Te Pua Wānanga ki te Ao (The School of Māori and Pacific Development) at the University of Waikato. Hēmi has been a project leader, writer and researcher in a range of linguistic, indigenous Māori knowledge and curriculum projects. He has published in the areas of indigenous Māori knowledge, traditional ecological knowledge, language revitalisation, linguistics, language teaching and curriculum development.