The management of restricted Aboriginal objects by the National Museum of Australia – Davis Kaus (reCollections journal, 2008)
The National Museum of Australia holds a sizeable collection of Aboriginal ethnographic objects that cannot be placed in the public domain because of strong cultural proscriptions on their use, display and viewing. This article outlines how the museum manages its restricted collections and the mechanics of their management and repatriation.
Sensitive Collections Material Policy – State Library of New South Wales (2017)
"As part of the Library’s collections there is a significant number of records containing people’s personal information or, content that is considered culturally sensitive to Indigenous Australian peoples. Examples of these records include medical records, records of children in care, legal records and Indigenous cultural material... in the spirit of this legislation and based on best practice considerations, the Library sees an ethical obligation to protect people’s personal and cultural information. Of equal importance to the Library is enabling individuals to seamlessly access information about themselves and their cultural heritage, especially those who have experienced institutional or other out-of-home care."
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander collections commitments – State Library of Queensland (2019)
These commitments provide a foundation for State Library to appropriately enable greater access and use of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander collections.
Working with Indigenous data – ANDS
Data that pertains to Indigenous peoples is a complex legal and ethical terrain. Whether it is cultural, linguistic, medical or otherwise, such data usually needs to be managed and shared with care. Data may need to have access mediated under specific conditions relating, but this should not be a barrier to the proper handling and care.
Aboriginal histories in Australian government archives: Working with records of trauma by Kirsten Thorpe and Cassandra Willis (Los Angeles Archivists Collective, 2020)
This article shares the authors' experiences of using government records that were "deeply racist and often contained within them atrocities and crimes against humanity" in their work with the New South Wales Aboriginal Trust Fund Repayment Scheme from 2005–2011.
List of statements on bias in library and archives description – Cataloging Lab (2020)
A compilation of statements from libraries and archives on harmful or offensive language in description and bias in cataloging.