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This presentation was given at the Centre for Excellence on Empathy, Equity & Diversity's (CEEED) inaugural seminar, Making Empathy, Equity, and Diversity Relevant for Digital Ethics seminar. It provides a brief overview of how to develop an ethical foundation when working with historically marginalized communities in developing archives and digital collections.
An ethical approach to digital collections is essential for creating collections and partnerships that benefit and represent community members and the institution hosting the collection. While examples in this presentation are based on developing relationships with tribal nations, the same approach can be employed in working with all community partners. The process of creating a collection from the initial idea and grant stage, techniques for reaching out to community members, and creating inclusive (and reparative) metadata are included.
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Rowan, Kelley Flannery, "How will this benefit you? Ethical guidelines for community driven archives" (2023). Works of the FIU Libraries. 129.