Main content



Loading wiki pages...

Wiki Version:
In 2022, a metadata remediation project was organized to promote equal treatment of men’s and women’s sports materials in Oregon State University’s digital collections. The legacy practice was to describe works concerning women’s sports at OSU using subjects and titles that indicate gender, but to omit gendered terms for works about men’s sports, resulting in a representation of men’s sports as a default and women’s sports as an exception. This practice was implicitly supported by the selection of subject headings available in LCSH. According to principles of promoting gender equity, describing materials accurately and consistently, and enabling users to find and understand resources, OSU Libraries piloted a new description policy within a popular collection of athletics materials in the Oregon Digital repository. The project included minting a set of subject terms in our linked open data vocabulary management system, allowing us to indicate both sport and gender in a consistent manner for all items in the collection.
OSF does not support the use of Internet Explorer. For optimal performance, please switch to another browser.
This website relies on cookies to help provide a better user experience. By clicking Accept or continuing to use the site, you agree. For more information, see our Privacy Policy and information on cookie use.

Start managing your projects on the OSF today.

Free and easy to use, the Open Science Framework supports the entire research lifecycle: planning, execution, reporting, archiving, and discovery.