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Practical Approaches to Reparative Description Workshop Series: Representations of Gender and Sexuality in Metadata

April 18 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

This webinar is hosted by DPLA’s Metadata Working Group:

Capturing information about gender and sexuality in descriptive metadata often surfaces questions and unique considerations about how to effectively maximize exposure of diverse collections without mislabeling or putting members of vulnerable communities at increased risk. At this presentation, attendees will hear a variety of perspectives on strategies for how to approach the capture of this information, as well as how to implement existing resources to help enhance collection metadata.


  • As University of Washington’s Special Collections Digital Collections Curator, Ann Lally is involved in the processing and arrangement of incoming digital materials as well as curation and quality assurance of the web archiving program.  Ann has been working at the UW with digital projects as a project manager, consultant, and active participant since 2003. Ann has been an active participant in local and regional metadata and usability initiatives. Before coming to the UW, Ann worked as the Associate Director of the Artificial Intelligence Lab at the University of Arizona in Tucson.
  • Bri Watson (@brimwats) is a disabled, white, queer & nonbinary settler living in Musqueam, Tsleil-Waututh, and Squamish. They are currently a Vanier Scholar at University of British Columbia’s iSchool focusing on histories of information and the practice of equitable cataloging in libraries, archives, museums, and special collections. Watson is the Archivist-Historian of the American Psychological Association’s Consensual Nonmonogamy Committee (div44cnm.org) and the Haslam Collection on Polyamory at the Kinsey Institute. They serve on the editorial board of Homosaurus (homosaurus.org), an international linked data vocabulary for queer terminology.
  • Michael L. Stewart (they/them) is a Metadata Librarian at the University of Delaware and the Metadata Specialist for the NJ/DE Digital Collective, a regional hub of DPLA. They currently serve as the chair of the Program for Cooperative Cataloging’s (PCC) Task Group on Gender (TGOG), as well as in a liaison role from this group to the PCC’s Task Group on Privacy in Name Authority Records.

Please register here.


April 18
11:00 am - 12:00 pm