Archive Ethnography

AOk. RDS Labor and financial costs.

The server on which RDS sits costs $12.50 USD a month to maintain and run back-ups. I (Angela Okune) pay for this out of my personal funds. I also pay for the domain name on an annual...Read more

AOk. Commercial encroachment.

This archive was designed against the growing commercial encroachment of public knowledge commons. I saw open research data (governance) as an incredibly important and time-sensitive...Read more

AOk. Hoped-for Users | Hoping for users

  • The main users are probably researchers who have collected data in/about Kenya. They may be based outside of Kenya but would like to “repatriate” their data to so that those in Kenya

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AOk. RDS events.

On November 12, 2019, I and a team of volunteers and friends hosted an event entitled “Archiving Kenya’s Past and Futures” at McMillan Library, one of the oldest Kenyan libraries located in...Read more

AOk. PECE design logics.

All members of the group have the permissions needed to upload artifacts but this often seems overly laborious, especially since many of the artifacts are first shared on a WhatsApp...Read more

AOk. Discoverability.

Much of my personal research materials are open and available to be re-used under CC licenses. There are a few completely private spaces (where I am the only person that has access to...Read more

AOk. Towards Decolonial Knowledge Infrastructures in KE

Yes, definitely. The archive provides the technical scaffolding for articulating ourselves as a community of scholar activists / activist scholars interested in exploring what it might look...Read more

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