Beam it Up Archivist(A Law Case Study)

Learning Objectives Students will examine a situation related to copyright and make decisions on how to provide access to records given a complex copyright scenario. Scenario You’re in a bit of pickle. You’ve been tasked with “getting it all online”. This is a mandate not from your direct supervisor, but from some unknown higher up, […]

Get Jerry to do it: A public records case study

Learning Objectives Students will consider the following scenario and make decisions based on their understanding of legal access to records. Student will be able to explain their decisions and how they would seek outside help in making those decisions. Scenario You’re a records manager at a Massachusetts government agency. You regularly receive requests for information […]

Steamrolled by requests: A Privacy Case Study

Learning Objectives Students will examine a given case and determine the privacy issues in that give case. Students will make appropriate decisions relating to privacy of donors, users, and third parties. Scenario This has been a rough week for your archives. Your director made the decision to acquire a controversial collection, namely the membership and […]