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Note: schedule times are approximate. Schedule may shift slightly during the event.
Scheduled revised 7/1/22 due to speaker cancellation. We apologize for any inconvenience!
Keynote: Pushing the Boulder, Pushing the Envelope: Embracing the Iterative Nature of Improving Metadata
Violet B. Fox, The Cataloging Lab
Started From the Middle, Now We’re Here: Making a Game Plan for Metadata Justice at the Dickinson Research Center
Kera Newby, Lulu Zilinskas, & Samantha Schafer, National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
The Dickinson Research Center (DRC) at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum has implemented new online databases for photograph and manuscript collections. As legacy materials were transitioned into ArchivesSpace and Islandora, staff recognized the need to better understand the existing metadata and the necessity of a plan of action to move toward equitability. However, that process has not been without its challenges - the biggest of which was knowing where to start. This presentation will discuss how DRC database projects are evolving from just improving accessibility to also incorporating metadata justice.
The Ethics of Creating Linked Open Data for Oklahoma Native Artists
Megan Macken, Oklahoma State University
This presentation is a brief overview of a project at OSU Libraries exploring the ethics of creating linked open data--particularly Wikidata--for the Oklahoma Native Artists oral history series.
Group Discussion #1
Metadata and archival description are just a piece of what our institutions offer to our communities – how can we utilize these reparative practices to segue into larger conversations about the library as a whole?
Finding the Right Words
Shay Beezley & Kaitlyn Palone, University of Central Oklahoma
In Summer 2021, UCO Chambers Library's catalogers crafted an inclusive metadata statement. Our presentation will provide an overview of the process, recommendations for creating your own statement, and the challenges of important terminology being misappropriated as buzzwords (e.g. "decolonizing" the catalog)
Oklahoma NACO & SACO Funnels
Jay Shorten, University of Oklahoma
Creating authority records and submitting subject heading proposals are a key part of a cataloger’s work, and these areas are especially impacted by metadata justice concerns. Jay will provide a short overview of the purpose of the NACO & SACO Funnels, how to join them, and what kind of training is involved. Additionally, he will share how OU successfully changed the Tulsa Race Massacre subject heading through the SACO process.
DARE to Say NO
Anona Earls, University of Central Oklahoma & JJ Compton, Oklahoma Christian University
Using the Acronym DARE we'll look specifically at reclassing the offensive and dated terminology of call numbers for materials classified with N and O Cutter numbers for "Negro" and "Oriental." DARE is short for Decide (to undertake the project), Access (changing the metadata), Repair (the label, record, shelving location, etc) or Eliminate (weed)
Group Discussion #2
How can we build info-sharing between institutions and support each other in this important work? Are there projects you’ve been wanting to undertake and have hit a road block on?
The University of Central Oklahoma recognizes the university's main campus is located on the traditional lands of the Caddo and Wichita people. Visit the UCO Land Acknowledgement website to learn more.