Archives on the Web: Unlocking Collections While Safeguarding Privacy

Sara S. Hodson


Privacy has become an increasingly worrisome issue in modern life. Technological innovations, especially the Internet, expand and enhance the manner and extent by which private or sensitive information is collected and shared, leaving all of us more vulnerable to the invasion of our privacy. As archival information, both original materials themselves and the descriptions of these materials, increasingly appears on the Internet, archivists and information specialists must ensure that they do not inadvertently or thoughtlessly make available private, sensitive or proprietary information.

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