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Monday, August 5 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm
702 - Documenting Current Events and Controversial Topics

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The speakers consider innovative collections of born-digital materials from both the fringe and mainstream related to current events that contain controversial or sensitive materials. They address challenges related to collection scope, ethics of collection and access, liability, contexts for the collection, appraisal, access, technology, and staff safety. This session is relevant to any archivist who is considering web archiving or social media collection of current events.

Jennifer Weintraub: Documenting Current Events and Controversial Topics
Samantha Abrams: Ivy Plus Libraries Partnership Framework for Collection of Web Archives
Jane Kelly: Collecting Material about the #metoo Movement


Facilitators
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Jennifer Weintraub

Librarian/Archivist for Digital Initiatives, Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University

Speakers
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Samantha Abrams

Web Resources Collection Librarian, Ivy Plus Libraries Confederation
Samantha Abrams is the Ivy Plus Libraries Web Resources Collection Librarian, stationed at Columbia University.
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Jane Kelly

Web Archiving Assistant, #metoo Digital Media Collection, Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University


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