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Monday, August 17 • 9:00am - 5:00pm
Privacy and Confidentiality Issues in Digital Archives #1614 [DAS] [This course is FULL] LIMITED

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Course Fees:
Advance / Regular

SAA Members: $205 / $265
Employees of SAA Member Institutions: $235 / $295
Nonmembers: $265 / $325

Course Description (1 day, .75 CEUs, 1 DAS, 5 ARCs)

This course covers privacy and confidentiality legal issues specific to archives of digital material. You'll examine the intersection of (and tension between) privacy/confidentiality, free speech, and freedom to research/write and focus on how electronic records and the digital realm have altered the scene. You’ll look at privacy and confidentiality issues in the context of third-party rights, donors, such special situations as medical and education records, national security legislation, and the overriding impact of the digital world.  Through case studies, you’ll examine specific situations pertinent to the work of archivists. 

Although participants should be familiar with basic concepts of privacy and confidentiality, a brief review of the development of these concepts will be provided to ground the discussion.  The focus of the day will be on how to think through and identify options for resolving the most commonly encountered privacy and confidentiality legal issues around electronic records.

Upon completion of this course you'll be able to:

  • Recognize and discuss common legal issues relating to privacy and confidentiality issues in general, and for digital archives in particular;

  • Interpret these issues from an archivist’s perspective;

  • Realize when ingested records pose possible privacy and confidentiality legal issues;

  • Identify, employ, analyze, and compare the ramifications of a variety of legal steps that you might take to prevent or address one of the legal issues; and

  • Communicate and work more effectively with your legal counsel and administration.

Who should attend?
Archivists and others who need to address privacy and confidentiality legal issues relating to the digital archives of their institutions.

Knowledge assumed for this course:
You should have intermediate to advanced knowledge of archival practices and basic knowledge of general privacy and confidentiality concerns and their effect on archives, including an understanding of how archivists typically address such concerns.

This course, one of the Tactical and Strategic Courses in the Digital Archives Specialist (DAS) Curriculum and Certificate Program, builds on others, including Basic Electronic Records . If you intend to pursue the Certificate, you'll need to pass the examination for this course. Please follow Option 1 to access exam information.

DAS Core Competencies addressed in this course are:
#2: Communicate and define requirements, roles, and responsibilities related to digital archives to a variety of partners and audiences.

Attendance is limited to 35.

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Heather Briston

University Archivist, University of California Los Angeles
Heather Briston is the University Archivist for UCLA. Previously, she was the Head of Public Services for UCLA Library Special Collections, the Corrigan Solari University Historian and Archivist at the University of Oregon from 2001-2011, and also an archivist at the University of... Read More →

Monday August 17, 2015 9:00am - 5:00pm EDT
Stokes Building, Room 218 Cleveland Public Library, 525 Superior Ave., N.E., Cleveland, OH 44114

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