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Saturday, August 18 • 8:30am - 9:45am
610 - Culturally Responsive and Ethical Access: Promoting Transparency in Archival Repositories with Indigenous Collections

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SAA's Code of Ethics states: "Archivists promote the respectful use of culturally sensitive materials in their care by encouraging researchers to consult with communities of origin, recognizing that privacy has both legal and cultural dimensions." Still many of our colleagues in the profession are not aware that such cultural sensitivity considerations are enshrined in the Code. This panel considers how archival repositories are shifting their practices to be more culturally responsive and professionally ethical.

Diana E. Marsh: Culturally Responsive and Ethical Access: Promoting Transparency in Archival Repositories with Indigenous Collections
Brian Carpenter: Practical Benefits of Implementing Cultural Sensitivity Guidelines: Stories from the APS Library
Caitlin Haynes: Encouraging Ethical Use, Access, and Discovery at the National Anthropological Archives
Liza Posas: Managing the Archaeological Archives at the Autry Museum: An Interdepartmental Approach to Multi-level Access
Gina Rappaport: New Approaches to Access at the National Anthropological Archives
Melissa Stoner: Digitization and What that Means for Native Communities and University Collaboration

Moderator: Ricardo Punzalan

Chair
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Diana E. Marsh

Postdoctoral Fellow in Anthropological Archives, National Anthropological Archives, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution
Diana E. Marsh is a Postdoctoral Fellow in Anthropological Archives at the Smithsonian's NAA working to increase collections access, use, and discoverability. Her current research focuses on the uses of digitized ethnographic collections in Native communities.

Speakers
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Brian Carpenter

Curator of Native American Materials, American Philosophical Society
Brian Carpenter is the Curator of Native American Materials at the APS, the nation's oldest repository of indigenous archival materials. Over the last decade he has helped to send digital copies of materials from the APS collections to over 200 Indigenous communities throughout the... Read More →
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Caitlin Haynes

Coordinator, Smithsonian Transcription Center, SI OCIO and Quotient Inc.
Caitlin Haynes is the Coordinator for the Smithsonian Transcription Center, where she is responsible for outreach, engagement, and project management of Smithsonian digitized content for crowdsourced transcription, alongside digital volunteers worldwide and internal Smithsonian archives... Read More →
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Liza Posas

Head, Research Services and Archives, Autry Museum of the American West
Liza Posas joined the Autry Museum of the American West in 2005, where she currently serves as the Head of Research Services and Archives; she is also the Coordinator for LA as Subject, hosted by the USC Libraries.
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Ricardo L. Punzalan

Assistant Professor, College of Information Studies, University of Maryland
Dr. Punzalan is an assistant professor of archives and digital curation at the University of Maryland, College Park and the current Chair of SAA's Native American Archives Section. His research examines the social impact of access to digitized ethnographic archives.
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Gina Rappaport

Head Archivist/Photo Archivist, National Anthropological Archives, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution
Gina Rappaport is the Head Archivist and Photo Archivist at the Smithsonian Institution's National Anthropological Archives.
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Melissa Stoner

Native American Studies Librarian, University of California, Berkeley, Ethnic Studies Library
Melissa Stoner specializes in digital archives and collections, she is currently coordinating the creation of the UC Berkeley Ethnic Studies Library digital lab

Moderator
avatar for Ricardo L. Punzalan

Ricardo L. Punzalan

Assistant Professor, College of Information Studies, University of Maryland
Dr. Punzalan is an assistant professor of archives and digital curation at the University of Maryland, College Park and the current Chair of SAA's Native American Archives Section. His research examines the social impact of access to digitized ethnographic archives.


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