On-Demand Webinar - Best of Core Forum: Creating an Inclusive Metadata Policy

Description: The Brigham Young University Library is creating an Inclusive Metadata Policy for metadata creators to use when creating and remediating descriptions to be more inclusive. Accompanying the policy is a companion document with recommendations and examples, including links to many external resources. In addition to working with stakeholders in the library to develop the policy, we consulted with the University’s Office of Belonging. This presentation will describe the process we used to undertake the creation of the library policy and recommendations document.

This webinar was previously presented in-person as a session at the 2023 Core Forum. We are hosting this webinar, with the session adapted and presented live as a virtual event, to extend its reach.


Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the webinar, attendees will learn about one institution’s experience with creating an inclusive metadata policy in order to identify ways to implement similar policies and procedures at their own library.


Who Should Attend: Metadata professionals and library administrators, these are the groups likely to be most interested and affected by this type of policy and would be the policy approvers at their own institutions.



Nicole Lewis is the Metadata Standards Librarian at the Brigham Young University Library. She is responsible for providing leadership and guidance on the development, analysis, and application of metadata schemes, as well as to assess and evaluate metadata/cataloging standards and best practices and implement appropriate changes to improve existing procedures.

Jeremy Myntti
is the Associate University Librarian for Metadata and IT at the Brigham Young University Library. He is responsible for the administration of the library’s metadata and information technology objectives, including IT operations, library information systems, software engineering, IT research and development, archival processing, cataloging, metadata, and authorities.


Tech Requirements

Core Webinars are held in Zoom. Speakers or a headset for listening to the presentation are required. Closed captioning is available in the Zoom platform.