Current Work in Diversity, Inclusion and Accessibility by Metadata Communities: A Working Report from the ALA/ALCTS Metadata Standards Committee

Michael R. Bolam, Lauren E. Corbett, Nadine P. Ellero, Ayla Stein Kenfield, Erik T. Mitchell, Scott A. Opasik, Deborah Ryszka

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Abstract

This article presents the research and initial findings by the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services and the Library Information Technology Association Metadata Standards Committee around diversity, inclusion and accessibility areas of interest and focus in the metadata field. The committee studied this topic using a survey methodology and thematic analysis technique. At the time of this writing, thirteen responses had been gathered through a purposeful sampling technique. The article presents specific topics and issues identified through the survey as well as meta-themes that appear to be common across all responses.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)367-376
Number of pages10
JournalTechnical Services Quarterly
Volume35
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2 2018

Keywords

  • diversity
  • inclusion
  • equity
  • accessibility
  • metadata standards

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Library and Information Sciences

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