• “I Know It When I See It”: Care and Feeding of Controversial Collections

  • Presenters
    • Nicholae Cline, Scholarly Services Librarian, Indiana University
    • Leanne Mobley, Scholarly Technologies Librarian, Indiana University
    • Erika Jenns, Scholars' Commons Programming & Outreach Librarian, Indiana University
  • Description

    The Indiana University Libraries system is home to a number of collections that defy standard expectations of what research collections should contain and often rub against the delicate sensibilities of patrons. Through stories and examples, this poster will contend with how collections containing sensitive subject matter are developed, maintained, and made accessible, with a special emphasis on what it means to provide access to materials that some might find offensive or even obscene.

  • Format
  • Track
    • Collections and Access