IT IS IMPORTANT CURATORS HAVE KNOWLEDGE OF THE CURRENT COLLECTING MARKET FOR THEIR AREA OF EXPERTISE, AND ARE AWARE OF CURRENT ETHICAL PRACTICES AND LAWS THAT MAY IMPACT THEIR ORGANIZATION'S COLLECTING.

SHEER INITIATIVES - PRESERVE, MAINTAIN, COLLECT and ARCHIVE CULTURAL ASSETS

ADVOCATES SHEER INITIATIVES

USP 2010 Small Business Development and Entrepreneurship in the South Pacific Island Countries.

Title: WEB DESIGN FOR SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT .
Author: Ms Diana Giesbrecht. Presentation by Ms Diana Giesbrecht

Activities are quietly integrated into the normal work flow of those creating and managing data and other digital assets.

"Sheer" emphaszies the lightweight and virtually transparent nature of curation activities and good practice in preparation for sharing, publication and/or long-term preservation of these assets.

Assets include Cultural heritage, the legacy of physical and intangible attributes inherited from past generations, maintained in the present and bestowed for the benefit of future generations.

The heritage that survives from the past is often unique and irreplaceable, which places the responsibility of preservation on the current generation.

INTANGIBLE CULTURAL HERITAGE

Artworks and other cultural masterpieces success depends on gaining the necessary support to preserve the heritage of many nations for the future.

The broader definition, intangible aspects of a particular culture, often are maintained by social customs during a specific period in history. These include social value, traditions and customs, practices aesthetic and spiritual, and artistic expression.

INTANGIBLE IS OFTEN MORE DIFFICULT TO PRESERVE THAN PHYSICAL OBJECTS .


SHEER TRACK - Village Development

Example of the "sheer" track is Village development, designed to provide initiatives to chiefs and their village who apply our program.

The focus is clinical work by Villagers and their advisors on Village improvement -- experience with diagnostic, and school and community consultation.

Opportunities are also incorporated into many village projects, including direct service provision as well as supervision of direct service providers. i.e. YAVUSA MAURURU