Merrilee Proffitt gives an overview of the OCLC Reimagine Descriptive Workflows project and provides a summary of the project report “A Community-Informed Agenda for Reparative and Inclusive Descriptive Practice.”
The EAS Section provides an update on new attributes and elements to Encoded Archival Context for Corporate Bodies, Persons, and Families (EAC-CPF).
Ali Lane and Charise Dinges examine how archivists at the Museum of Flight reconcile the differences between natural language use, Library of Congress Subject Headings, and the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum’s vocabulary standards when describing aircrafts.
Bianca Finley Alper, Isaac Fellman, and Megan Needels discuss the creation of an in-house controlled vocabulary at the GLBT Historical Society and confront the difficulties of cataloging an inherently fluid terminology.
Darra Hofman and the team behind “Seeking Immortality: The Northern Cheyenne Project” recap their 2022 ATALM session, where they discussed a virtual reality archival preservation project focused on the language and cultural heritage of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe.
Kiley Jolicoeur discusses a metadata remediation project undertaken to reclaim the humanity of sideshow performers depicted in souvenir photographs in a digital collection at the Syracuse University Libraries.
Bri Watson, K.J. Rawson, and Jackson Huang discuss the formation and goals of the Trans Metadata Collective and outline the highest level recommendations of the TMDC’s Metadata Best Practices for Trans and Gender Diverse Resources.
Andrew Harman discusses the creation of a controlled vocabulary for military rank abbreviations at Chapman University’s Center for American War Letters Archives.
Leah Tams discusses the redescription efforts she undertook to provide more detailed and respectful representation of Native American individuals and groups in the finding aid to the William Boone Douglass Papers.
Section Chair Ashley Gosselar and Immediate Past Chair Katherine Madison give an update on the Section’s activities over the last SAA year.