Grass Roots Questions (from the Mazer) for an Institutional Archive (UCLA): Crossing Borders. Building and Sustaining Collaborations, Collections and Connections
“Material received years ago had a deed restricting it’s use to women only. Dozens of collections have deeds that pre-date the Internet. What do we do with these collections today? What is the best way to handle a collection that has no documentation (orphan collections)? How do we handle password protected collections and what privacy /confidentiality and right to be forgotten issues do they raise? What can we collect in the digital age?
There are questions the Mazer and UCLA have explored together.
Please join us to hear the answers we came up with, to offer your suggestions and most importantly, to ask your questions so we can seek solutions together.”
Angela Brinskele is a professional lesbian and has been Director of Communications of the June L. Mazer Lesbian Archives for the past seven years.
The June L.Mazer Lesbian Archives (located in West Hollywood) is a grass roots lesbian and feminist archive that has been collecting, protecting and preserving this history for 35 years.
Sharon E. Farb
Sharon E. Farb is Associate University Librarian for Collection Management and Scholarly Communication at UCLA. She holds a J.D. and Ph.D. and her research interests focus on the intersection of key legal and policy issues affecting libraries, archives and cultural memory institutions including intellectual property, privacy, and intellectual freedom.
The UCLA Library inspires discovery, cultivates knowledge, advances research, and preserves cultural heritage for the UCLA community and society at-large. We welcome researchers to explore our collections of books, archives, manuscripts, oral histories, journals, databases, photographs, maps and other materials and to utilize our services.
Angela and Sharon will be speaking on day 3 of the conference