Anthropology Thematic Group

Contact: Yu-chun Chiu

The Anthropology group of the NDAP mainly digitizes Taiwanese Indigenous People's objects and items of minority groups across the south, southwest and northeast areas of China. The data includes photos, archives, artifacts, videos and sound collections, etc. In 2004, the Institute of History and Philology of Academia Sinica , the Institute of Ethnology of Academia Sinica, Aletheia University, the Department of Anthropology of National Museum of Natural Sciences, the Department of Anthropology of National Taiwan University, and the National Museum of History join in this group.

Its main tasks are as follows:
1. to implement the metadata of the Anthropology Group, to assist translating the related materials from the metadata group and working on the questionnaires in the future;
2. to participate actively in international organizations;
3. to try discussing on the three aspects of digital archives, knowledge, and usage, as well as medium establishment with system engineers and programming specialists in clear outlines:
4. to give priority to ¡§Indigenous Peoples in Taiwan¡¨ and ¡§Southwestern Peoples in China¡¨ in its contents and subjects.

<source: National Digital Archives Program web site>


Applied Metadata Standard

Metadata Elements List

Progress and Result


Institutional Projects --
Institute of Ethnology, Academia Sinica: The Digital Archives of Formosan Aborigines
Institute of History and Philology:
National Museum of Natural Science: Digitization of Ethnographic Collections of The Taiwan Indigenous People
National Museum of History: National Historical and Cultural Artifacts Digital Collection Project
National Taiwan University: Digitizing Project of Anthropological Collections
Non-solicited Project --
Aletheia University ¡@Digital Archives project of Dr. George Macky and Oxford College (2002)
MAAT: Ya-ning Chen, Shu-jiun Chen, Ching-ju Cheng , Hon-chung Sum

Working documents contain the records when MAAT works on analyzing metadata with the staffs of the thematic group. They include worksheets, controlled vocabulary lists, analysis reports, system requirement specifications, guidelines, meeting reports, and mics

Related Projects in Taiwan:

The Lanyu Digital Museum 
Digital Museum of Taiwan's Social and Humanities Video Archive
Ali Mountain and the COU Digital Museum
Bureau of Cultural Park Council of Indigenous Peoples, Executive Yuan
Shung Ye Museum of Formosan Aborigines
Formosan Aborigines - COU