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This working group will foreground Scalar, a Semantic Web-based scholarly publishing system, and its developing “spin-off” application, Tensor, the latter created specifically for the collection and management of media from a variety of digital archives. The group will explore issues in access and use of digital archives, particularly around ethics and global citizenship when scholars work with media assets to create online digital scholarship. There is a lack of awareness of risk and ethics to guide the creation of such software, especially amplifying issues related to marginalized groups, sensitive data, and the confusion around the use of content that is freely accessible online and also protected by copyright law. Issues related to provenance, licensing, and other metadata will be foregrounded while working with a live prototype of the Tensor application within the context of Scalar.


Presentation for Oberlin Digital Scholarship Conference, June 10-12, 2016 at Macalester College.

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