Reparative Description: Advanced Topics

  • Luke, S. (Invited speaker)
  • Sara Pezzoni (Invited speaker)
  • Sharon Mizota (Invited speaker)
  • Stephanie Bredbenner (Invited speaker)
  • Rachel Searcy (Invited speaker)
  • Jessica Tai (Invited speaker)

Activity: Talk typesInvited talk


This three-part webinar series will touch on various aspects of reparative description work, presented by archivists engaged in that work. The first session will focus on two projects related to the incarceration of Japanese American citizens during the second world war. Archivists involved in these projects will reflect on their individual projects but also provide a comparative perspective to see what variables can impact project decisions and to reinforce the notion that there are multiple ways to resolve issues. The second webinar will focus on one institution’s implementation of a reparative framework across their collections, including pragmatic approaches to policy development, procedures, workflows and documentation for the review and revision of legacy description. The final webinar will focus on a strategy for assessing your reparative description initiative. This will include an overview on the Maturity Model for Reparative Description created by Stephanie Luke and Sharon Mizota and will conclude with a conversation between presenters on how an adaptation of this model can be used to address challenges and opportunities in reparative description initiatives. All webinars will include time for questions and answers for participants attending the live sessions.
PeriodMay 2024Jun 2024
Held atSociety of American Archivists
Degree of RecognitionNational