Writing the Docs Honestly
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In this presentation, I reflect on the centrality of documentation to digital preservation work and – drawing on work by Jennifer Douglas, Sara Ahmed, and the Write the Docs community – propose four guidelines for writing more "honest" documentation.
Presentation at the Council of State Archivists / National Association of Government Archives & Records Administrators / Society of American Archivists 2018 Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C. Featured in a panel discussion titled, Opening the Black Box: Transparency and Complexity in Digital Preservation, with co-panelists, Erin Baucom, Jessica Tieman, Elizabeth England, and Kyna Herzinger.