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Tuesday, Feb 02


1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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Metadata Works From Home: How Student Workers Continued to Work While Increasing Collection Accessibility

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Presented by the Metadata Interest Group.

Faced with campus closures, a University of Houston Libraries team developed plans to engage student employees in creating closed captions for hundreds of archival videos on the Libraries’ Audio/Video Repository. Panelists will describe the project and address unique challenges related to transcribing archival content, including dated and offensive content.


  • Emily Vinson, Audiovisual Archivist at University of Houston Libraries
  • Andrew Weidner, Digitization Operations Coordinator at University of Houston Libraries

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Contacts: Darnelle Melvin (; Anne Washington (