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Thursday, August 14 • 1:30pm - 2:45pm
SESSION 201 - A Trickle Becomes a Flood: Agency, Ethics, and Information

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From the Internet activism of Aaron Swartz to Wikileaks’ release of confidential U.S. diplomatic cables, numerous events in recent years have challenged the scope and implications of privacy, confidentiality, and access for archives and archivists. With them comes the opportunity, and perhaps the imperative, to interrogate the role of power, ethics, and regulation in information systems. How are we to engage with these questions as archivists and citizens, and what are their implications for user access?

Highways, Wires, and Tubes: Regulation, Power, and Communication Networks (text, slides)
Danielson: The Ethics of Secrecy and Transparency
Summers: The Ethical Boundaries of Web Archives

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Hillel Arnold

Lead Digital Archivist, Rockefeller Archive Center
I work on technologies that help improve access to archival materials. I'm really interested in improving the user experience throughout the research process.
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Elena Danielson

Archivist Emerita, Hoover Institution Archives, Stanford University
Elena S. Danielson, MLS, PhD, Archivist Emerita, worked for 27 years in the Hoover Archives at Stanford University, serving as head of the archives for the last ten of those years. She began writing about the ethical dilemmas of archival practice in 1985. Topics of interest include access, privacy, restitution, and authenticity. She published the Ethics of Access in the American Archivist in 1989. In 2005 she won the Posner prize for an article... Read More →
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Amy Fitch

Archivist, Rockefeller Archive Center
Amy Fitch has worked with the Rockefeller family archive for more than a decade, where her responsibilities include compliance with donor privacy restrictions and oversight of classified materials. She has participated in the National Declassification Center's week-long declassification training conference at NARA. Amy serves on the Congressional Papers Roundtable's diversity task force. She is also a past-Chair of the Privacy & Confidentiality... Read More →
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Ed Summers

Technical Lead, Documenting the Now, University of Maryland
I'm interested in the use of the Web as a tool for digital preservation. Come talk to me about web archiving, Wikipedia, Linked Data, and whatever else you are interested in!

Thursday August 14, 2014 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Marriott Salon 3 [Lobby Level] Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Road NW, Washington, DC 20008

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