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Unpublished Paper
Sound Ethics for Data Repositories
  • Kevin C. Miller, Pepperdine University

This is my complete portfolio (final project) for the MLIS at the University of California, Los Angeles (CV removed). Taking the discipline of ethnomusicology as an example, I contend that data repositories of unedited, digitized field recordings, while invaluable to the scholarly value chain, must develop new conceptual and physical infrastructures to live up to their own ethical standards and accommodate the interests of the source communities they represent. The portfolio also includes supporting papers produced during the course of my MLIS degree. Advisor: Anne Gilliland.

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  • Data repositories,
  • ethics,
  • ethical,
  • sound archives,
  • online video,
  • ethnomusicology,
  • repatriation,
  • Music Information Retrieval,
  • India,
  • Indians,
  • South Asian diaspora
Publication Date
October 9, 2009
Citation Information
Kevin C. Miller. "Sound Ethics for Data Repositories" (2009)
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