S.A.V.E METHODOLOGY

PROJECT STAND RESOURCE

S.A.V.E Method

Stop

Stop and check your intentions for archiving born-digital records of marginalized identities

  • Gaps in the record
  • Accountability
  • Outreach
  • Discoverability (histories/narratives not accessible otherwise)

Stop and make sure to have culturally diverse voices helping inform decision-making process (the process should be inclusive)

 Assess

Assess your relationship with historically underrepresented community(ies)

  • Has there been engagement in the past why or why not?
  • If there is evidence of previous attempts was it positive or negative (what can be learned from those attempts)
  • What are the challenges moving forward and how can you prepare yourself to address those challenges (baseline awareness is key, go into the community don’t expect community to come to you, assess your ability to invest REAL time)
  • Assess who is the custodian of digital record (get permission!)

View

View your options

  • Should you use a post-custodial model (academic libraries should not view themselves as saviors—could be seen as offensive in some cases
  • Build relationships with community archives so you can make suggestions for other local repositories
  • Arm student leaders/organizations with information (hold workshops on preservation of digital content, privacy, curation, safety)

Educate

  • Educate and archive with care (consider ethical concerns if you do acquire records)
  • Educate yourself on how the student groups may want to be represented in the archives, are there any concerns the community has
  • Educate yourself/team on language of community–make sure there is access to the archive –(create inclusive tagging and metadata)

 

RESOURCES

STAND Meeting March 8, 2018

STAND Meeting 25, 2018

Clark, M. D. (2015, December 31). To Tweet Our Own Cause: A Mixed-Methods Exploration of the Online Phenomenon “Black Twitter”(Doctoral dissertation, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2014

Jules, Bergis. (2018, January 5) We’re all Bona Fide [Blog post] Retrieved from https://medium.com/on-archivy/were-all-bona-fide-f502bdaea029

Jules, Bergis. (2017, November 3) , Let the People Lead: Supporting Sustainability vs Dependency Models for Funding Community-Based Archives [Blog post] Retrieved from https://medium.com/on-archivy/let-the-people-lead-supporting-sustainability-vs-dependency-models-for-funding-community-based-82f76d54c483

Sutherland, Tonia. (2018, March) Archiving Trauma. Presented at National Forum on Ethics and Web Archiving. New York, New York.