UCDLFx 2019 has ended
Please join us for the second University of California Digital Library Forum (UC DLFx) conference, taking place May 20-22nd at UC San Diego.

When:May 20-22, 2019 (Pre-conference on May 20, sessions May 21-22)
Where: UC San Diego campus, Atkinson Hall at the Qualcomm Institute

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Wednesday, May 22 • 11:30am - 12:00pm
Confronting Problematic Metadata | Toward Inclusive Practices (discussion)

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In this session, we will dive into a facilitated discussion for all participants to think deeply about such questions as: How can we achieve inclusive metadata? What challenges arise as/if we amend inherited descriptions? How can we enhance metadata practices to better articulate context for our collection materials? How do we remediate metadata without inadvertently erasing evidence of historical bias recorded in our collections? And finally, how might our discussion open opportunities to continue sharing insights and approaches, perhaps even developing common best practices?
Descriptive metadata can become problematic when historical, cultural, or hierarchical context is disassociated from the archival object, with implications for discovery, interpretation, and the role and responsibility of the library, archive, or museum providing access to archival content. As archival materials become increasingly accessible in digital form, we find ourselves also challenged with addressing legacy descriptions influenced by creator or collector’s biases, or cultural (in)sensitivities and perspectives that don’t align with contemporary approaches and aspirations.
Please note: This discussion follows panelist session presenting on a variety of challenges we have encountered while confronting problematic legacy metadata in our collections as well as opportunities for adopting inclusivity in metadata approaches moving forward. All participants are welcome to attend; it is not required to attend the earlier panel session.

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Christine Kim

OAC/Calisphere Service & Outreach Manager, California Digital Library
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Kathryn Stine

Senior Product Manager, Digitization, California Digital Library
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Melissa Stoner

Native American Studies Librarian, University of California, Berkeley
Melissa Stoner (Diné) is Native American Studies Librarian at the University of California, Berkeley. Her research focuses on emerging technologies, and the digitization practices of historical and ethnographic materials that contain culturally sensitive information.
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Krystal Tribbett

Curator for Orange County Regional History, Research Librarian for Orange County, UC Irvine
I am interested in community-based archives, collection strategies to build regional history archives, diversity and inclusion, and postcustodial theory and practice.

Jimmy Zavala

Transforming Knowledge/Transforming Libraries Project Coordinator Librarian, UC Irvine

Wednesday May 22, 2019 11:30am - 12:00pm PDT
Black Box Theater