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Project Description

Inclusive Metadata Description Summer Proctorship


The proctor will work with library specialists to examine the metadata created for library resource discovery and identify subject terms that are racially outdated and offensive (e.g., illegal aliens) and develop a list of equivalent, more inclusive terms to replace the outdated terms. The proctor will also document the changes and relevant reference sources associated with the new recommended terms. The project purpose is to enhance the discoverability and promote inclusion of library resources for a wide range of users in support of the library’s diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts.

Date: June - August 2021