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Metadata for Describing Digital Objects: Inclusive Metadata

A guide for Appalachian State University faculty, staff and students who are creating metadata for a digital project

"Metadata creators must possess awareness of their own worldviews, and work at identifying where those views exclude other human experiences ..."

ALCTS, American Library Association (2017)

"Inclusive Description is description which recognizes that no archival function is neutral, including description, but that actions can be taken to remediate and avoid bias and harmful language in finding aids, catalog records, and other description."

Society of American Archivists (n.d.)

This page provides links to articles, best practices, vocabularies, guidelines, and other resources that offer guidance for incorporating inclusive metadata practices.

Resources on the Web

Resources on the Web

Books and E-books


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Ashlea Green
Subjects: Metadata