Reconciliation through Description: Using Metadata to Realize the Vision of the National Research Centre for Truth and Reconciliation
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Lougheed, Brett, Ry Moran, and Camille Callison. "Reconciliation through Description: Using Metadata to Realize the Vision of the National Research Centre for Truth and Reconciliation." Cataloging & Classification Quarterly, 53(5-6) (2015): 596-614. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/01639374.2015.1008718.
This articlewill discuss the history and context surrounding the document collection and statement gathering mandates of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada and the challenges the newly established National Research Centre for Truth and Reconciliation will face in applying the Commission’s metadata set in the realization of its vision. By working respectfully with Indigenous people through the implementation of Indigenous knowledge best practices and the application of contrasting traditional/nontraditional, archival/user-generated, and institutional/Indigenous descriptive elements, the Centre will attempt to create a “living archive” and facilitate Indigenous participation, collaboration, and ultimately, the process of reconciliation.