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Purpose: Provides a broad framework for information exchange on current research developments, tools, and activities affecting networked information resources and metadata; coordinates and actively participates in the development and review of standards concerning networked resources and metadata in conjunction with the divisions' committees and sections, other units within ALA, and relevant outside agencies; and develops programs and fosters and sponsors education and training opportunities that contribute to and enhance an understanding of networked resources and metadata, their identity, content, technology, access, control, and use; and plans and monitors activities using Core's strategic and tactical plan as a framework.

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This interest group is part of Core's Metadata and Collections Section.

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Practical Approaches to Reparative Description (webinar series)

  • 1.  Practical Approaches to Reparative Description (webinar series)

    Posted Mar 25, 2024 11:54 AM
    (Apologies for cross-posting)
    Practical Approaches to Reparative Description 

    DPLA's Metadata Working Group is pleased to announce a webinar series designed for people working with cultural heritage data looking to deepen their understanding and practice of reparative description. Reparative description focuses on remediating or contextualizing potentially outdated or harmful language used in descriptive practices, ensuring accuracy and inclusivity (definition derived from Yale's Reparative Archival Description).

    This series will cover a wide range of topics such as representations of gender and sexuality in cultural heritage data; description strategies for problematic collections, non-English language materials, and graphic images; and the use of Traditional Knowledge (TK) labels for indigenous cultural property.

    Through engaging presentations, discussions, and panels from invited speakers, participants will gain practical skills and insights to enhance their description workflows and promote a more just and inclusive environment.
    1. Thursday, April 18, at 1p ET: Representations of Gender and Sexuality in Metadata
    2. Thursday, April 25, at 2p ET: Tools for Supporting Indigenous Rights + Interests in Collections
    3. Friday, May 10, at 1p ET: Special Topics in Reparative and Inclusive Descriptions
    More information and registration links can be found at
    Ashlea M. Green, M.A., M.S.I.S. (she, her, hers)
    Assistant Professor / Metadata Librarian
    Digital Scholarship and Initiatives
    University Libraries
    Appalachian State University

    Ashlea Green
    Asst. Professor, Metadata Librarian
    Appalachian State University