iSchool Capstone

Agency & Ethics: A Web Archiving Toolkit

Project tags:

archives & special collections

information policy & ethics

Project poster

An evolving web makes sustained access to content of stakeholder stories a unique challenge—riddled with ethical questions. Montana State University (MSU) Library was ready to launch a web archiving initiative with limited capacity for background research and workflow development. The goal of this project was to support preservation of web content related to collection development policies and institutional output. Resources within this toolkit seek to center the agency of content creators; aid in diversifying collections; and serve as a model for other institutions.

Project participants:

Shannon M. Smith