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Practical Approaches to Reparative Description Workshop Series: Special Projects in Reparative and Inclusive Description

May 10 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

In this final workshop of the series, presenters will share how they approached description projects for special collections at their universities. Projects include: reparative description for Nazi publications identified in the collection, expanding access to electronic agricultural extension reports through non-English language subject headings, and applying content statements and strategies for graphic images/thumbnails.


  • Julie Moore, Special Collections Catalog Librarian, Fresno State University. Julie has been a catalog librarian in a variety of libraries and states for over 30 years. She is especially well-known for cataloging special formats (3-dimensional objects, in particular.) Her current research interest is in critical/inclusive/ethical/reparative cataloging. She was a Task Force member for OLAC Best Practices for Cataloging DVD-Video and Blu-ray Discs, Objects, Streaming Media, and Video Games and wrote a chapter in the upcoming publication, Inclusive Cataloging: Histories, Context, and Reparative Approaches (2024). Julie is the recipient of the Margaret Mann Citation (2020) and the OLAC Nancy B. Olson Award (2010).
  • Vance Woods, Lead Cataloger, Cataloging and Government Documents Unit, Oregon State University Libraries and Press. Vance has a Master’s degree in church-state studies from Baylor University in Texas, with a focus on medieval Celtic history in the British Isles. He started as a special collections cataloger at Baylor in 2009, moving to Oregon State University in 2017 after an interim period in Argentina, where he grew up. He has extensive experience with original cataloging in many different formats, both physical and electronic, including rare and unique materials. He is an expert in languages, having worked with Baylor’s Keston Collection, comprised of materials from and about the former Soviet Union in a wide variety of languages, including several Cyrillic-based languages, and is fascinated by linguistics in the bibliographic field; it’s a passion he continues to develop at Oregon State. He has published in both scholarly and popular contexts, including a photographic history of Bates County, Missouri, his family’s ancestral home.
  • Devon Murphy, The University of Texas at Austin. Devon Murphy (they/them) is a metadata and digital collections professional, currently working as the Metadata Analyst at the University of Texas at Austin. In this role, Murphy oversees standards, policies, and data models for the Libraries’ holdings. Murphy previously worked as the Metadata Librarian for Latin American Resources and as the TARO Metadata Analyst at UT Austin, and as a Getty Graduate Intern (2019-2020), creating Getty Vocabulary records and policies. They received dual masters degrees in Art History and Information Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2019), examining information systems in art museums, including cataloging of Cherokee baskets by Native and non-Native institutions.
  • Karina Sánchez, The University of Texas at Austin. Karina Sánchez (she/her) serves as the Scholars Lab Librarian at the University of Texas at Austin, where she is committed to advancing digital scholarship research through the innovative digital scholarship center, Scholars Lab. In her previous role as a Diversity Resident Librarian at UT Austin, she devoted time to developing workflows to improve the process of displaying and managing harmful content in libraries and special collections.

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