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Saturday, August 22 • 8:30am - 9:45am
SESSION 606 - Privacy v. Access: Legal and Ethical Challenges in High-Profile Collections

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While abiding by the mission of providing access, should institutions make privacy exceptions in high-profile cases? Should creators of records be notified when access is either required or restricted by law? How do shifting interpretations and external pressures affect curators’ decisions? Panelists discuss records related to the Dr. Kevorkian-assisted suicides, the 2007 Virginia Tech shooting, the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, and the 9/11 terrorist attacks.


Roger Christman

Governors' Records Archivist, Library of Virginia
Roger Christman is the governors' records archivist at the Library of Virginia in Richmond.
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Jessi Fishman

Archivist, The University of Texas at Austin

Terry McDonald

Director, University of Michigan Bentley Historical Library
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Jan Seidler Ramirez

Chief Curator and VP of Collections, National September 11 Memorial & Museum at the World Trade Center
Contemporaneous collecting in times of societal turmoil; crafting collecting strategies and policies around sensitive material culture
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Olga Virakhovskaya

Lead Archivist for Collections Management, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan
Olga supervises archival processing and provides collection management oversight for a diverse range of collections. Her professional interests include archival description, privacy and ethics. Olga holds a MLIS from the Southern Connecticut State University and an MA from the University... Read More →

Saturday August 22, 2015 8:30am - 9:45am EDT
Room 20 Cleveland Convention Center, 300 Lakeside Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44114

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