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Research Agenda: Valuing Labor in Digital Libraries

August 2018

A collaborative project of the DLF Working Group on Labor in Digital Libraries

Recognizing labor as being undervalued, unacknowledged, and erased has long been framed as an individual concern in the field of digital libraries, archives, and museums (LAM); but organized and collective action is required to address labor conditions at structural and organizational scales. Such action requires information, from empirical evidence to testimonies to guidance and best practices. This document lays out a research agenda for valuing labor, collaboratively developed by members of the Digital Library Federation Working Group on Labor in Digital Libraries, Archives, and Museums (Labor WG). We intend for research building upon this agenda to also be collaborative: by and for the DLF community.

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