Here at UCO Chambers Library, our Metadata & Cataloging department is committed to accurately and respectfully describing materials relating to underrepresented communities. We are continually implementing specific strategies for carrying out this work and have found that sharing and learning with our colleagues has been an essential component.
So, we would like to invite our library and archives colleagues across the state of Oklahoma for a virtual symposium to discuss how metadata justice can be incorporated into our shared work of creating description and access for library and archival resources. Borrowing from our friends at OU, metadata justice “refers to the use of accurate and appropriate language in metadata systems like library catalogs.”
Our intention with this event is to create a space for folks to share their ideas and to create a support network for those interested in this important work in our state’s libraries and archives.
We want this free event to be participant-driven as much as possible, so we ask that you fill out our interest form and indicate which topics you’re interested in learning more about, what kind of sessions you’d like to participate in, etc.
Also, if you’re interested in presenting, please send us your ideas through our proposal form! For best consideration, please submit by June 1 but we will continue to accept ideas depending on interest. We send out the schedule and registration by mid-June.
Metadata Justice in Oklahoma Libraries & Archives Symposium
Host: UCO Chambers Library
Audience: Catalogers, archivists, metadata specialists, digital collections librarians, library/archives workers interested in metadata justice
When: July 14, 2022
Questions about this event may be directed to our planning team at firstname.lastname@example.org