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Metadata Justice in Oklahoma Libraries & Archives Symposium

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As part of their commitment to “to accurately and respectfully describ[e] materials relating to historically overlooked communities,” the University of Central Oklahoma Chambers Library annually hosts a virtual symposium for catalogers, archivists, metadata specialists, library/archives workers or students interested in metadata justice to share and discuss their approaches.

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Caring for Community Collections: Insights from Working with the Seizo Oka Collection at the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California

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In 2019, the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California (JCCCNC) began digitizing a rare collection of records that documents the lives of Issei (first-generation Japanese Americans) in San Francisco. This initiative not only marked the opening of the community’s access to these fragile records, but also launched a major renovation effort to the JCCCNC’s archival space. Since then, the JCCCNC has worked hard to re-envision their archives and prepare these materials with the local community in mind.