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Upcoming Events

**All programming is virtual unless otherwise noted **

ODN Coffee Chats

Confrontational Collections Conversations – April 5 11AM

Public scrutiny of our organizational missions and collections content feels like it’s on the rise. Whether or not you’ve already faced this stressful scenario, it’s good to be prepared for difficult questions from groups that might not be familiar with your work. Join us to talk about strategies to examine the values we prioritize and how to communicate our intentions to hold fast to them now and in the future – both to institutional leadership and members of the public.

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Past Events

ODNFest 2022 – October 11, 2022 (YouTube playlist)

ODN Coffee Chats

Accessibility and language use in metadata – August 3 11AM

Discussion resources:

Making Electronic Resources Accessible in Libraries

DPLA Member Brown Bag: Accessibility and Harmful Content Statements: Analyzing Lexile Levels

Prioritizing Accessibility and Disability Inclusion at Your Library

Writing Accessible Content

Check comprehension level

Readability Test

Content warnings and sensitive collection topics – June 1 11AM

Discussion resources:

Centre for Free Expression  “Mind the Metadata”

Recollection Wisconsin “The Toolkit: Content Statements

Tufts “Content Warnings Protocol for Digital Archival Material”

Rylands Reflects: Content Warnings for Collections and Catalogue

Trigger Warnings and Intellectual Freedom

Reparative Description in Metadata – April 6 11AM

Discussion resources:

Guiding Principles for Reparative Description at NARA

Archives for Black Lives in Philadelphia

Protocols for Native American Archive Materials

SAA Inclusive Description

ODNFest 2021 – October 19, 2021 (YouTube playlist)

ODNFest 2020 – October 12, 2020 (YouTube playlist)

What the Wiki Webinar Series – Summer 2020 (YouTube playlist)