The Digital Preservation Outreach and Education Network (DPOE-N)
<http://dpoe.network/> is excited to announce our winter virtual workshop
<https://www.dpoe.network/workshops/>, titled *Reframing Digital
Preservation Through An Anti-Racist Lens,* co-led and co-developed by Elvia
Arroyo-Ramirez and Sofia Leung. The workshop will be held Friday, January
28th, 2022 from 1pm-4pm EST on Zoom. See below for a full workshop
description and instructor bios.
Applications to participate are open now until December 20, 2021.
are limited, so we encourage you to submit your application soon, and share
with your colleagues: http://bit.ly/JanuaryDPOEN
All DPOE-N workshops are free of charge thanks to the generous support of
the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
*Reframing Digital Preservation Through an Anti-Racist Lens*
As digital preservation and curation practices reach operational maturity
among cultural heritage institutions, discussion about anti-racism and
digital preservation seems to be at its nascent stages. From the systems
archivists use to capture content for long-term care, to the ways we
provide access to born-digital materials, digital preservation practices
when left unchecked can replicate the same harms witnessed in the physical
realm. What are some practical ways archivists can apply anti-racist
frameworks to digital preservation activities and approaches?
This three-hour workshop is designed to provide an understanding of how
white supremacy underpins library and archive systems and practices and
offers an introduction to anti-racist frameworks as groundwork for better
practices in digital preservation. Attendees will learn about current
projects, related literature, and case studies in the field.
This workshop is ideal for all who acquire, maintain, or provide access to
born-digital and digitized archival materials.
Sofia Leung (she/her) is a first-generation Chinese American librarian,
facilitator, and educator and the principal of Do Better, Be Better LLC.
Her work attempts to center the experiences and knowledges of Black,
Indigenous and People of Color. Sofia is a founding editor at up//root: a
we here publication <https://www.uproot.space/> and the co-editor
of Knowledge Justice: Disrupting Library and Information Studies Through
Critical Race Theory (2021). You can find out more about Sofia at her
Elvia Arroyo-Ramírez (she/her) is a queer Latinx daughter of immigrants
working in the field of archives. She is the co-editor to an upcoming
special issue on “Radical Empathy in Archival Practice” in the Journal for
Critical Library and Information Science (JCLIS). Her practice and
scholarship are grounded in a feminist ethic of care, and works to expose
and repair archival practices rooted in systemic biases that perpetuate
harm to BIPOC and other marginalized communities.