The South Carolina Moving Image Research Collections and the Interdisciplinary Mathematics Institute, both of the University of South Carolina, partnered with the National Endowment for the Humanities to make AEO-Light available to the public as an open source tool, allowing for audio attached to digitally scanned video and image files to be preserved. Since the initial project, AEO-Light 2.0 has been developed and is now available to the public. AEO-Light 2.0 can generate audio reliably from nearly any optical sound format and is now included in the Federal Agencies Digitization Guidelines Initiative’s specifications for preserving motion picture film materials.

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Mukurtu (MOOK-oo-too) is a free, open-source content management system for digital heritage materials. The project was born from the needs of the Warumungu Aboriginal community who wanted an archival platform that allowed them to organize, manage and share their digital cultural heritage in their own way, on their own terms. For example, the Warumugu Aboriginal community observe cultural traditions that determine how they share their cultural materials and knowledge. Designed collaboratively by indigenous groups and academic researchers, the project empowers communities to share their cultural heritage online with their tales, knowledge and cultural artifacts. Mukurtu further allows these communities to organize, describe and share digital heritage within their communities in culturally appropriate ways. Mukurtu supports the unique needs of indigenous libraries, archives, and museums as they seek to preserve and share their digital heritage.

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