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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?

Arnold:
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

Speakers
avatar for Hillel Arnold

Hillel Arnold

Head of Digital Programs, Rockefeller Archive Center
Hillel leads the Rockefeller Archive Center’s Digital Team, whose mission is to facilitate broad and equitable access to and responsible preservation of materials in the RAC’s custody by providing technical leadership and expertise to staff in all program areas. He is active in... Read More →
avatar for Elena Danielson

Elena Danielson

Archivist Emerita, Hoover Institution Archives, Stanford University
Elena Danielson has studied archival ethics since 1985, including access, privacy, restitution, and authenticity. "Ethics of Access" appeared in the American Archivist, 1989, an article about East German political police files, in 2005; a monograph "The Ethical Archivist," with SAA... Read More →
avatar for Amy Fitch

Amy Fitch

Archivist, Rockefeller Archive Center
Amy Fitch has worked with the Rockefeller family archive for more than a decade, focusing on personal papers and philanthropic records. Her responsibilities include compliance with donor privacy restrictions and oversight of classified materials. She has participated in the National... Read More →
avatar for Ed Summers

Ed Summers

Research Associate, Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities
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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