Inequality in Digitization: Pursuing Diversity in Digital Archives
Digitizing records provides greater public access to archival materials; however, this access is not always equal. Despite best efforts, digital archives are still impacted by the outdated, exclusionary, or narrow viewpoints, effectively marginalizing the stories of other cultures and minorities. This exclusion is often not intentional, but awareness of this issue will help reshape digitization policies and practices.
This webinar will discuss the societal and ethical implications of digitizing material, where archives are experiencing barriers to digital diversity, and how digital archives are working to be inclusive spaces.
Emphasis will be on how archives are curating inclusive spaces and fighting for diversity in their digitization efforts- and how this all begins with cultural awareness.