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Ethics For Europeana

Author: Jill Cousins
21 November 2011

Europeana needs a framework of ethical principles for its operations.

This paper does not propose definite solutions, but is a first exploration of what is needed for dealing with ethics in Europeana. Section 2 sketches the interaction between ethical issues and Europeana in a more detailed way and proposes elements for a shared vision. Section 3 gives an overview of the most relevant basic ethical principles as they can be found in existing documents outside Europeana. Finally, Section 4 discusses the opportunity of installing an Ethics Committee for Europeana.

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