14 Association of Research Libraries Research Library Issues 296 2018 that can increase technical exclusion. Technological tends to refer to computers, though technology is a much broader term than that. In digital practice, we all have technical expertise—a deep knowledge of techniques that require skill—though we may not all be well versed in the machines, tools, and know-how of computers. We all have something to bring to the table. Social and demographic inclusion Not excluding anyone based on race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, or any other characteristic or preference Showstopper: First and foremost ensure that people are safe. Professional inclusion Not excluding anyone from related or impacted professions, groups, and domains Technical inclusion Not excluding anyone from the opportunity to develop and share skills, have access to current tools, techniques, and emerging technologies Figure 3. Inclusion Framework We may believe that we are being as inclusive as possible in all of these ways, but intending and achieving can be a distance away from each other. Our own experience and expertise may limit our views and perspectives and reduce our ability to address new challenges without us realizing it. Radical collaboration is iterative and cumulative, including more people, skills, and knowledge as we better understand our shared problem spaces and discover the often untapped possibilities unlimited access to domains enables. Sharing the Table If we imagine good practice for digital practice taking place at an inclusive table that brings people together in shared spaces to solve mutual problems, we can begin to think about how to set that table. When we begin working on a new or less familiar problem, it is not possible to know the full extent of what inclusion could or should mean—we need to gather information and listen before convening. It make take some effort—discussion, sharing some working definitions, adjusting and aligning expectations—to develop an understanding of
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