In this webinar, we’ll discuss inclusive metadata: what it is, why it’s important, and how it can reflect your institution’s goals for diversity, equity, and inclusion. We’ll discuss the historical biases that have influenced descriptive practices, and explore best practices to audit, research, and improve your terminology to better reflect the identities and values of the people who use your collections and those represented within them. In the process we’ll look at a few real world examples to help you move toward creating more inclusive and care-based metadata.
About the presenter:
Sharon Mizota is a metadata consultant, writer, and researcher dedicated to accurate and responsible representation and mitigating harm. She has over ten years of experience managing and creating metadata for arts and culture organizations, including Walt Disney Animation Studios, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Harvard Business Publishing, and Curationist. She is also an art critic and lives on unceded Tongva and Chumash lands in Southern California. Follow her @SharonMizota on LinkedIn.
In the event of inclement weather that leads to school & library closures, we will hold this webinar on Friday, January 26, 2024.