Ethics and Sustainability for Digital Curation

$250.00

Dates: November 4 - December 1
July 7 - August 3

Credits: 1.5 CEUs or 15 PDHs

From the systems archivists use to capture content for long-term care, to the ways we provide access to born-digital materials, practices in digital curation and preservation, when left unchecked, can replicate the same harms witnessed in the physical realm. Discussion about how information professionals can apply frameworks that support ethical curation and preservation in their real day to day operations seems to be at its nascent stages. This course will explore ethical frameworks and approaches in various disciplines, from community-centered initiatives, anti-racist principles, to radical empathy in archives, to lay the foundation for stewarding digital collections in a responsible manner. 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.

Course goals:

  • Introduce frameworks within and outside of LAM (libraries, archives, museums) that can form as a stepping stone for better practices to digital curation and preservation work
  • Understand how environmental, resource, and implicit bias issues underpin library and archive systems and approaches to digital curation and preservation
  • Develop a high-level understanding of workflows, standards, and practices that forefront ethical and sustainability considerations to support a digital curation and preservation program
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1.5 CEUs or 15 PDHs

Registration dates

We accept registrations through the first week of classes, unless enrollment is full, and unless the class was canceled before it started due to low enrollment.

Course Description

From the systems archivists use to capture content for long-term care, to the ways we provide access to born-digital materials, practices in digital curation and preservation, when left unchecked, can replicate the same harms witnessed in the physical realm. Discussion about how information professionals can apply frameworks that support ethical curation and preservation in their real day to day operations seems to be at its nascent stages. This course will explore ethical frameworks and approaches in various disciplines, from community-centered initiatives, anti-racist principles, to radical empathy in archives, to lay the foundation for stewarding digital collections in a responsible manner. 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.

Course goals:

  • Introduce frameworks within and outside of LAM (libraries, archives, museums) that can form as a stepping stone for better practices to digital curation and preservation work
  • Understand how environmental, resource, and implicit bias issues underpin library and archive systems and approaches to digital curation and preservation
  • Develop a high-level understanding of workflows, standards, and practices that forefront ethical and sustainability considerations to support a digital curation and preservation program

Mēgan A. Oliver

Mēgan A. Oliver Mēgan A. Oliver is a three-time graduate of the University of South Florida (Master of Science in Library in Information Science; Bachelor of Arts in English Literature; Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology). After graduating from USF in 2011, Mēgan has worked as the Assistant Librarian at Florida State University’s Ringling Museum Library; as the Digital Collections Curator at State University of New York’s Purchase College; and as the Digital Collections Librarian at the University of South Carolina Libraries. She is currently Head of Digital Projects at the University of Missouri Kansas City and a lecturer at the iSchool, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Her research interests are ethics in informatics and labor practice, the creation of sustainable digital products and services, and UX research in digital librarianship.

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