Mike Moir - York University
Archives and privacy within a Library Culture of Access
- concern of privacy
- generational change within the academy brings new donations, and new areas of research
- unique research collections, diverse archives is beneficial from the institutional perspective
- academic institutions as safe guards of 'the peoples' collections, our history, etc.
- public vs. private domains - government collects personal information that is controlled by freedom of information and privacy
- management of personal archives inconsistent with the intent of access and privacy
- is there a role for a research ethics board??? Who is the guardian?
- issue not with the data, but the metadata
- what happens when records become available through an archive
- 'the right to be forgotten' - I love this point. Makes me think of how lucky I am to have grown up before social media, where all of my mistakes would have been captured and archived.
- can confidentially be guaranteed? institutions to guard confidentiality of research and data sets