November 18, 2019

Research Article: “The Right to Be Forgotten and Implications on Digital Collections: A Survey of ARL Member Institutions on Practice and Policy” (Final Version)

UPDATE (October 31, 2018): The final version of the article, “The Right to Be Forgotten and Implications on Digital Collections: A Survey of ARL Member Institutions on Practice and Policy” was published in the November 2018 (Vol 79, No 7) issue of C&RL.

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The following research article (preprint) was recently made available on the C&RL (College & Research Libraries) website.

Title

The Right to Be Forgotten and Implications on Digital Collections: A Survey of ARL Member Institutions on Practice and Policy” (Preprint)

Authors

Virginia Dressler
Kent State University

Cindy Kristof
Kent State University

Source

C&RL Website
Anticipated Publication Date: January 2019
Manuscript#: crl18-1169

Abstract

In the spring of 2017, digital librarians and digital collection managers at Association of Research Libraries (ARL) member institutions were surveyed on practices and policies surrounding takedown requests in openly accessible digital collections. The survey collected basic demographic information surrounding the digital repositories (anonymized) and presented a series of hypothetical scenarios for respondents to consider and reflect upon. The survey received a 25.8% response rate, with many intriguing insights. Survey findings are presented, along with a discussion on future recommendations for work in this area.

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