critical perspectives on data, surveillance, and the privatization of higher ed

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From De luxe illustrated catalogue of the modern paintings forming the private collection of the late John H. Converse of Philadelphia (1911)

35th chat, June 16 2015: critical perspectives on data, surveillance, and the privatization of higher ed

Moderated by @sarahcrissinger

Storify by @sarahcrissinger

Relevant readings:

Discussion questions:

  • Q1. What kinds of data collection fit into the larger movement of neoliberalism in/ privatization of the academy? #critlib
  • Q2. What are some critical practices we can employ to learn about our community’s needs without invading their privacy? #critlib
  • Q3. What role do librarians play as #infolit educators? How can we teach students to be skeptical of unethical data practices? #critlib
  • Q4. How might librarians push back on exploitative practices like surveillance and the selling of data to corp, esp in ed tech? #critlib
  • Q5. As libr do outreach for DMPs, how can we help faculty use transparent data practices while remaining aware of privacy & equity? #critlib