The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) funded grant, Digital
Content Reuse Assessment Framework Toolkit
<https://reuse.diglib.org/home/d-craft/>(D-CRAFT) seeks your feedback on
the Ethical Considerations and Guidelines for the Assessment of Use and
Reuse of Digital Content
(“Guidelines”). If you are interested in contributing, please read on for
additional context and directions. Our goal is to receive all feedback
We have included guiding questions below, and look forward to receiving
your thoughtful comments. Feedback can be provided directly on the
or if you would like to provide private feedback, you may complete this short
Qualtrics feedback form
The feedback cycle is intended to prioritize voices from historically and
newly marginalized communities; to elevate those voices at the onset; and
to listen intently to the feedback. For this reason, the Open Commenting
period for these identified communities will begin one week before the
broader call for feedback is announced.
What are the Guidelines and who are we?
The Guidelines are a product of D-CRAFT, a multi-year IMLS federal grant
with goals of developing resources, recommended practices, and use cases
for sustainably measuring and evaluating the reuse of digital assets held
by cultural heritage knowledge organizations.
The Guidelines are intended for practitioners assessing use and reuse of
digital cultural heritage artifacts, research outputs and scholarship, and
data. They are meant both to inform practitioners in their decision-making,
and to model for users what they can expect from those who steward digital
collections. Integral to the creation of this code are user privacy
considerations, and a particular focus on concerns and ideas of
historically and newly marginalized communities.
The Guidelines will serve as a guiding document for novice to expert
practitioners. The goal is for the Guidelines to be inclusive, practical,
and flexible as the landscape shifts, and as our community evolves to meet
the needs of users, of resources, and of our socio-political contexts.
Guiding questions for feedback
Scope: The scope of the Guidelines is the assessment of use and reuse of
digital cultural heritage artifacts, research outputs, scholarship, and
data. It is not about the act of use and reuse.
Is this clear?
If not, can you identify any areas that are out of scope?
Terminology: Is the terminology used in the Guidelines sufficiently
defined and described so that all practitioners may follow along?
Audience: It is important to the Project Team that the audience is
empowered by this document including early career practitioners and all
interested community members.
Is the intended audience of the Guidelines clear?
Should the audience be expanded in some way?
Areas of development: What areas need further explanation, elaboration,
or attention in order to make a stronger point?
Gaps: Can you identify any gaps in the document?
Utility: As practitioners, is this a usable and valuable document?
How do I navigate and comment within the Guidelines document?
The Project Team used Headers in the Google Document for more convenient
navigation. You may comment in the Google document using the Comment
The D-CRAFT Project Team
Santi Thompson, PI, University of Houston
Joyce Chapman, Assessment Consultant, Duke University
Derrick Jefferson, Diversity and Equity Consultant, American University
Elizabeth Joan Kelly, Loyola University New Orleans
Ayla Stein Kenfield, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Kinza Masood, Mountain West Digital Library
Myrna Morales, Privacy Consultant, Massachusetts Coalition of Domestic
Workers; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Caroline Muglia, University of Southern California
Ali Shiri, University of Alberta
Liz Woolcott, Utah State University