Inclusivity and Bias in Metadata - In-house Institute 2018
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Address Inclusion and Bias in Metadata StandardsAddress Inclusion and Bias in Application of StandardsBuild Transparency into Our Tools & ProcessesAreas for ImprovementNext Steps
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LC copy records not richly describedaccept use of vocabularies other than LC for catalogingtranslations/providing multiple language versions of catalogingChallenges in metadata sharing (DPLA, etc.)Continue MDG discussions
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create new cataloging consortiums/standardsSubjects in use are inappropriately broad, preventing discovery; create a directory of subject experts for consultation on materials that are difficult to catalog because of lack of subject knowledgeProvide context of broader/narrower termsAllow user tagging in catalog/digital collection sites to provide local context and reflect language used by users - again, lost once sharing occurs outside of local systemInvestigate training options
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submit proposals for changes: https://www.loc.gov/catdir/cpso/lcshproposalformnew.pdfopen controlled vocab to collection managers for suggested editsUse local note in MARC (590) to identify groupings of items in catalog for unique intersectional collectionsILS instruction for cataloging - teach with non-Eurocentric texts and incorporate thesauri/controlled vocabularies from non-Eurocentric sourcesInvestigate exhibit activities
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crowdsource proposals for changes at Cataloging Lab: http://cataloginglab.orgProvide context for broader/narrower termsProvide context of cataloging standards used in IUCAT and digital collection sites
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move away from using controlled vocabularies if they aren't helpful
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implicit bias training/active bystander strategies training
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Project Implicit bias tests: https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/takeatest.html
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Inclusion Nudges Guidebook: https://www.amazon.com/Inclusion-Nudges-Guidebook-Unconscious-Organisations/dp/152363541X/
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DLF Cultural Assessment Working Group's Inclusive Metadata Task Force Annotated Bibliography - https://osf.io/94pgj/
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Involve other areas in library that create or use metadata: IU Press, Reference Services, Public Services, Teaching and Learning
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Create opportunities for staff (cataloging and other) to engage with collections - physical pop-up exhibits that highlight items based on cultural events on campus (Pride Week, Black History Month, Women's History Month - maybe in Scholars Commons in front of couch by Circ Desk)
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