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Friday, May 17 • 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Describing Absence: An Analysis of the Utah American Indian Digital Archive

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The presenters were faced with the task of creating best practices for ethically describing items and collections where information regarding marginalized groups, in this case Native Americans, was never recorded. The metadata of the Utah American Indian Digital Archive was analyzed via OpenRefine to highlight instances of this "archival silence" within the collection. This presentation aims to discuss the process as well as the larger problem of archival silence and how best to mitigate it. 

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Jay L. Colbert

University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott Library
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Jeremy Myntti

Associate University Librarian, Metadata and IT, Brigham Young University

Friday May 17, 2019 1:30pm - 2:20pm MDT
Eagle Room 300 A
  (5) Academic Librarianship, Speaker / Panel Session