RESOURCE: Ethics in Linked Data

Ethics in Linked Data, edited by Alexandra Provo (New York University), Kathleen Burlingame (University of Pennsylvania), and B.M. Watson (University of British Columbia), “brings together contributions that explore ethics in linked data initiatives.” The book focuses on the idea that ethics should be at the forefront of consideration when the data is created, pre-existing damage should be acknowledged and mitigated, and more ethical outcomes should be a focus when working on linked data projects.  From the description:

Contributions investigate the intersection of linked data with such topics as gender, indigenous knowledge, inclusive data creation, authority control, identity management, systems design, codes of ethics, sustainability, critiques of fundamental linked data models, and more.

dh+lib Review

This post was produced through a cooperation between Rebekah Walker, Chelsea Wells, Olivia Staciwa, Elena Hoffenberg, Molly McGuire, Monica Maher, John Knox, and Abbie Norris-Davidson (Editors-at-large for the week), Rachel Starry and Linsey Ford (Editors for the week), Claudia Berger, Nickoal Eichmann-Kalwara, Pamela Lach, Hillary Richardson, and John Russell (dh+lib Review Editors).