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Towards Socially Responsible Digital Curation

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by t-kay sangwand on 11 October 2012

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Transcript of Towards Socially Responsible Digital Curation

Towards Socially Responsible Data Curation T-Kay Sangwand, Human Rights Archivist, University of Texas Libraries
ARL Fall Forum 2012 active involvement of information professionals in the management, including the preservation, of digital data for future use (Yakel, 2007) digital curation archival <-> data curation issues “...an umbrella concept that includes digital preservation, data curation, electronic records management, and digital asset management"
(Yakel, 2007)
data curation volume of data
preservation
metadata
access socially responsible
data curation active involvement of information professionals in the management, including the preservation, of digital data for future use (Yakel, 2007)
for the social good Whose data should we be collecting?
Who is represented in that data?
What ethical responsibilities does the data curator have when managing this data? long term preservation of fragile and vulnerable records of human rights worldwide
promotion and secure usage of human rights archival material
advancement of human rights research and advocacy around the world Human Rights Documentation Initiative (HRDI) Free Burma Rangers (Southeast Asia)
Archivo Histórico de la Policia Nacional (Guatemala)
Kigali Genocide Memorial (Rwanda)
Museo de la Palabra y la Imagen (El Salvador)
Texas After Violence Project (U.S.)
WITNESS (U.S. / Worldwide) The idea that archivists will no longer physically acquire and maintain records, but that they will provide management oversight for records that will remain in the custody of the record creators.
(Glossary of Archival and Records Terminology) post-custodial theory of archives HRDI Partners lifecycle management work with records creators from materials' inception
leverage partners' expertise for metadata creation
decentralize data storage skillset inter/intra disciplinary approaches
polyglot
subject expertise
social responsibility
critical thinking + writing
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