Ethics and Values

The archives profession bases its system of ethics and values on the responsibilities of archivists in identifying, preserving, protecting, and making available records and papers in all forms and information resources for which they are responsible. Students should be familiar with the SAA Code of Ethics, its underlying principles and perspectives, and its relationship to other related professions’ codes of ethics. Students should understand how the ethics and values of the profession inform decisions and how to apply those ethics and values to their work.