What does 'Bidwern' mean?
Bidwern is the name of an ARC eResearch Project funded through 2005-6 that will develop processes and tools to manage digital data associated with multidisciplinary projects in remote locations in Northern Australia.

A pilot project will use a selection of visual and audio data created by social and environmental scientists working with Indigenous communities on a major land management project across the western Arnhem Land Plateau.

The key innovations of the research will be to develop new methods for cataloging and preparing digital data for uploading to the DSpace digital repository at the Australian National University. Once in the repository, the data will be preserved for long term access by researchers and Indigenous communities in the western Arnhem Land Plateau.

A wide range of stakeholders, including researchers, the general public and remote communities, will benefit from the outcomes of the research.