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.
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.
Katy Sternberger discusses balancing access with time constraints while redescribing the William Ladd papers at the Portsmouth Athenaeum.
Nora Jiménez shares insights from Repair, Restore, Reimagine: Reparative Archival Description, an online forum hosted by Yale University’s Reparative Archival Description Working Group on November 9, 2021.
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.
Ben Wrubel discusses efforts to transcribe legacy finding aids while mitigating Covid- related staffing challenges at Cornell University Library’s Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections.
Sam(antha) Meier, Cindy Summers, and Elizabeth (Liz) Garcia discuss the work of the Updating Legacy Description Project at Cline Library, including efforts to integrate the Protocols for Native American Archival Materials (PNAAM) into archival description.