CFP: Diverse, Inclusive, and Equitable Metadata (ALCTS)

Laurie N. Taylor has shared a call for proposals on the topic of “Diverse, Inclusive, and Equitable Metadata” from the Metadata Interest Group of the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS), to be presented in a virtual preconference leading up to ALA Annual.

The full CFP is reproduced below:

How are metadata creators developing methods to encourage the creation of metadata that represents diverse points of view? How does using sources of authority control such as LCSH contribute to misrepresentation of cultural heritage materials? Are our digital libraries equitable? This virtual program provides a venue for sharing ideas to promote cultural competencies and inclusivity in the metadata process.

Potential topics could include:
Strategies for evaluating inclusivity or exclusivity of metadata
Tools and educational resources for developing inclusive metadata
Strategies for working with diverse communities

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Anna Neatrour ( or Darnelle Melvin (, ALCTS MIG Programming Co-Chairs.

Please fill out the submission form with your proposal abstract by Tuesday, January 31, 2017.

The ALCTS Virtual Preconference will take place the week of June 5th, with each session starting at 1pm Central Time.

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