Ethical Reuse of GLAM(R) Digital Content


Friday, April 03, 2020: 12:45pm - 1:45pm -

Elizabeth Kelly, Loyola New Orleans, USS, Caroline Muglia, University of Southern California, USA

The Digital Content Reuse Assessment Framework Toolkit (D-CRAFT) is currently under development to allow cultural heritage and knowledge organizations to better understand the ways users engage with, reuse, and transform digital content. The first deliverable for the toolkit is a Code of Ethics for conscientious assessment practices. In this lightning talk, the grant team will share current progress and invite feedback from museum professionals on a draft of the Code of Ethics for employing use and reuse data. In order to take an evidence-based approach, the project team conducted an environmental scan of existing codes of ethics for a wide range of cultural memory organizations, including Galleries, Libraries, Archives, Museums, and data Repositories, as well as communities such as records management and library publishing organizations. Our data analysis approach consists of both qualitative and quantitative text analysis methods and techniques. The Code of Ethics will form the foundation of Recommended Practices and Engagement and Education tools provided in the toolkit. Gaining the perspectives and input of the museum community will be an important step to ensuring the toolkit deliverables are pertinent and appropriate to the communities they will support.

Previous grant team research:
Santi Thompson et al. "Setting a Foundation for Assessing Content Reuse: A White Paper From the Developing a Framework for Measuring Reuse of Digital Objects project." Digital Library Federation Assessment Interest Group, Content Reuse Working Group. White paper. September 2018.

Caroline Muglia, Elizabeth Joan Kelly, Genya O'Gara, Santi Thompson, Ayla Stein, and Liz Wolcott. "How We Talk about Assessment: A New Framework for Digital Libraries." The Serials Librarian 76, 1-4 (2019): 208-212

Ayla Stein Kenfield, Elizabeth Joan Kelly, Genya Morgan O'Gara, Liz Woolcott, Caroline Muglia, and Santi Thompson. "Measuring Reuse of Institutionally-Hosted Grey Literature." International Journal on Grey Literature 15, no. 1

Genya Morgan O'Gara, Liz Woolcott, Elizabeth Joan Kelly, Caroline Muglia, Ayla Stein, and Santi Thompson. "Barriers and solutions to assessing digital library reuse: preliminary findings." Performance Measurement and Metrics 19, no. 3 (2018): 130-141.

Elizabeth Joan Kelly, Caroline Muglia, Genya O'Gara, Ayla Stein, Santi Thompson, and Liz Woolcott. "Measuring Reuse of Digital Objects: Preliminary Findings from the IMLS-funded Project." In Proceedings of the 18th ACM/IEEE on Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (2018). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 351-352.

Codes of Ethics/relevant articles consulted for current project (in progress) are available through Zotero: