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Tuesday, October 11 • 4:15pm - 5:00pm
Tu21: Metadata and Description Considerations

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Presentation 1
Digital Collections and American Colonialism: Metadata Assessment and Remediation
Curtis Hunt, Gregory McCollum, Jackson Huang
University of Michigan, United States of America
The University of Michigan Digital Collections team is reassessing a collection of historical texts centered around the American colonial rule of the Philippines. Our team is identifying the ways imperialism manifests itself in metadata records and remediating them to enhance collection access and usability.
Presentation 2
Person, (Place,) or Thing: Centering People with Caring Language and the Acknowledgement of Performance
Kiley Jolicoeur
Syracuse University Libraries, United States of America
Assessment of the metadata from the Charles Eisenmann Collection of photographs during a platform migration revealed weaknesses in the methods of description that failed treat the people depicted with proper care. Remediation of the descriptions was begun to re-center the performer as an individual within the context of their role.
Presentation 3
Sensitive Content Labeling Practices in Digital Collections
Alia Levar Wegner
Miami University, United States of America
This presentation will discuss a pilot project to create labels for digitized materials that contain graphically racist, violent, and culturally sensitive content. Sensitive content labels allow users to “opt-in” to view harmful content that appears in their search results. Participants will learn how to address harmful imagery in their collections.

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Silvia Wu

Grad Student, San Jose State University iSchool


Tuesday October 11, 2022 4:15pm - 5:00pm EDT
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