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Sub and Related Projects

The Local Contexts Hub received a major update on April 10, 2023 (US Pacific Time). The latest version of the Hub introduces Source, Sub, and Related Projects features. Sub Projects and Related Projects show different types of relationships between Projects.

Highlights from this update include:

Source and Sub Projects

A Sub Project is for something that is a piece or part of a larger Source Project. Create a Sub Project when you want to show, for example:

  • A Source Project could be a community archive. A Sub Project could be an oral history within the community archive.
  • A Source Project could be a museum’s art collection. A Sub Project could be a single artwork within the museum’s art collection.
  • A Source Project could be an environmental DNA project. A Sub Project could be the samples from one sampling site within the environmental DNA project.
Screenshot of the Local Contexts Hub Project page for My First Project. In the Project Actions menu, “Create Sub Project” is highlighted.
Create Sub Project Button

The Source and Sub Project feature helps to show relationality between Projects as well as to allow for more specificity with Traditional Knowledge (TK) and Biocultural (BC) Labels for items within larger collections.

  • Create a Sub Project using the new button in the Project view Actions menu
  • After a Sub Project has been created, the Source and Sub Projects will have links to each other on their Project view page
  • A Source Project can have an unlimited number of Sub Projects
  • Sub Projects cannot have their own Sub Projects
Screenshot of the Local Contexts Hub Project page for Sub Project 1, which has a linked Source Project listed in the Project details.
Sub Project View

Related Projects

A Related Project is for something that might be adjacent or connected to another Project. You can connect Related Projects such as:

  • A recording of an oral history and a website that includes that oral history
  • Artworks by the same artist or family
  • Environmental sample data and a publication about that data

The Related Project feature helps to show relationships and connections between Projects. 

  • Create a Related Project, or connect an existing Project, using the new buttons in the Project view
  • After Projects have been connected, the Related Projects will have links to each other on their Project view page
  • Related Projects can also be removed from the Project view page
  • A Project can have an unlimited number of Related Projects

The Local Contexts team appreciates user questions and feedback as we continue to develop the Hub into a useful tool! Please get in touch with us by emailing support@localcontexts.org.

The Local Contexts Hub is a web portal that allows Indigenous communities to customize the Local Contexts Traditional Knowledge and Biocultural Labels, and institutions and researchers to generate Local Contexts Notices. For more about Local Contexts and the Hub, visit our Blog.