Metadata inclusiveness, Juvenile biographies, Gender, Race, Ethnicity, Nationality, Subjects, Subject headings, Subject bias, LCSH, LCDGT, Homosaurus, Local subjects, UCF, UCF Libraries, CMC, Curriculum Materials Center, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, EDI, Metadata, Cataloging, Conscious editing, Qualtrics survey, Sunshine State Digital Network, SSDN, Collection audit, Libraries
This presentation is part of the 2022 Faculty Showcase at the University of Central Florida Libraries. It is a shortened version of “Analyzing and Enhancing Juvenile Biography Subject Headings for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion,” which was presented at the “Approaches to Reparative Metadata Projects” Panel hosted by the Sunshine State Digital Network (SSDN).
To better present the Curriculum Materials Center (CMC) materials at the University of Central Florida and improve access to these materials for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI), the librarians from Cataloging, CMC and Interlibrary Loan & Document Delivery Services (ILL/DDS) undertook a project to analyze the bibliographic records of juvenile biographies and used the results to enhance subject headings with biographees’ gender, race and other information.
A Qualtrics survey to audit the juvenile biography collection was designed by the librarians, and a student checked the biography books and inputted data into the survey. The librarians then exported the data to Excel and used it to enhance records with local and other subjects for gender, race/ethnicity, and nationality, including Library of Congress (LC) Demographic Group Terms, Homosaurus and additional LC Subject Headings. Statistical analysis of the survey results and textual analysis of the subject headings were also performed. It is hoped that the enhanced subjects will help student educators discover materials that mirror the diverse population they will teach.
Piascik, J., Deng, S. & Spyers-Duran, P. (2022). Towards inclusive metadata: DEI analysis and subjects enhancement for juvenile biographies. 2022 Faculty Showcase, University of Central Florida Libraries. Online. July 14, 2022.
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Deng, Sai, "Towards Inclusive Metadata: DEI Analysis and Subjects Enhancement for Juvenile Biographies" (2022). Faculty Scholarship and Creative Works. 1121.