Ethics and Sustainability for Digital Curation

$175.00

Dates: November 2 - November 29
June 7 - July 4

Credits: 1.5 CEUs or 15 PDHs

It’s not just about digitizing or capturing unique born-digital material to preserve it and put it online for unfettered access in an institutional repository or digital special collections platform. The responsible information professional needs to approach their task within a framework that supports ethical curation of digital collections and also includes the necessary component of financial and preservation sustainability. This course will explore ethical frameworks in various disciplines, from radical librarianship, to archives, and to community-centered and human rights documentation initiatives, in order to lay a working framework for stewarding digital collections in a responsible manner, no matter the setting, institution or purpose.

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1.5 CEUs or 15 PDHs

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Course Description

It’s not just about digitizing or capturing unique born-digital material to preserve it and put it online for unfettered access in an institutional repository or digital special collections platform. The responsible information professional needs to approach their task within a framework that supports ethical curation of digital collections and also includes the necessary component of financial and preservation sustainability. This course will explore ethical frameworks in various disciplines, from radical librarianship, to archives, and to community-centered and human rights documentation initiatives, in order to lay a working framework for stewarding digital collections in a responsible manner, no matter the setting, institution or purpose.

Course goals:

  • Introduction to information and documentation ethical frameworks for digital curation: radical librarianship, the archival profession, human rights and community-centered documentation initiatives
  • Financial and preservation sustainability: creating digital curation programs that explicitly take into consideration the financial and infrastructural responsibilities necessary to steward collections and digital projects for the long-term.
  • Creating policy and documentation locally and internally that includes ethical and sustainability issues inherent in all digital curation projects

This course can be taken as one of six courses needed to earn our Certificate in Digital Curation, but can be taken as a stand-alone course as well.

Natalie Baur

Natalie BaurNatalie Baur is an independent consultant offering her expertise in areas of archival management and digital curation in a variety of cultural and educational institutions. Most recently she served as the Digital Preservation Librarian at El Colegio de México in Mexico City, an institution of higher learning specializing in the humanities and social sciences. Previously, she served as the Archivist for the Cuban Heritage Collection at the University of Miami Libraries and was a 2015-2016 Fulbright-García Robles fellowship recipient, looking at digital preservation issues in Mexican libraries, archives and museums. She holds an M.A. in History and a certificate in Museum Studies from the University of Delaware and an M.L.S. with a concentration in Archives, Information and Records Management from the University of Maryland.

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