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.”
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.
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.
Dorothy Berry describes a project at Harvard University’s Houghton Library to build a digital collection featuring materials that illustrate Black life in the Americas.
Alison Clemens, Jennifer Coggins, Michelle Peralta, and Jessica Tai discuss efforts by the Yale Library ArchivesSpace Agents Reparative Task Force for Women’s Names to identify full name information for women previously identified by their surnames or husbands’ names.
Julia Diane Larson discusses efforts to surface the presence of African American architect James H. Garrott in the collection description for the Gregory Ain papers at the Art, Design & Architecture Museum at UC Santa Barbara.
Armando Suárez discusses the creation of Spanish-language finding aids for the Latin American Manuscripts Collections at Princeton University Library.
Samantha Ceja, Helen Kim, and Sara McGillivray discuss the efforts of the Anti-Racist Description Working Group at the Getty Research Institute to audit legacy description and create institutional best practices.
Alexandra (Lexy) deGraffenreid discusses the process of confronting and repairing legacy archival practices while reprocessing the Luis Alberto Sánchez papers at Pennsylvania State University.
Kate Dietrick and Lara Friedman-Shedlov discuss efforts by the Archives and Special Collections Description Group to create institutional workflows for remediating harmful description at the University of Minnesota.