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This webinar examines equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) strategies and challenges in metadata and cataloging. The presenters first investigate what EDI is and why it is essential to the field of librarianship. Next, they explore a brief historical timeline that shaped the events of EDI in metadata and cataloging. After exploring its origins, they then examine the strategies academic institutions have formulated, and particularly the work at Clemson University with the Libraries' Digital Collections metadata. This webinar aims to explore, analyze, and understand EDI techniques in librarianship and how they can be added to or addressed in participants' collections. The presenters hope that this webinar creates networking opportunities among attendees and librarians and contribute to the current conversation.


This presentation was given as an invited webinar hosted virtually by the Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures division of the American Library Association held October 26, 2022.