Getting Permission from an Archive

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Exercise

Getting Permission from an Archive

  1. You’re planning to visit a historical archive that has posted online some rules about the further dissemination of their materials that you don’t really understand. Compose an email to the archivist requesting permission to include the materials you will obtain from the archive in a data project you plan to share.
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    1. Here are some things your request might have included: your institutional affiliation; the nature of your research project; why the data are important for your project; why you would like to share the data; in what specific data repository you plan to share the data and what that implies for their accessibility; when you would like to share the data; when you will be visiting the archive; an offer to discuss the matter with the archivist when you are on sight.