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Dorothy Berry’s presentation “Surfacing History: Case Studies in Digital Discovery of African American Cultural Heritage” was recorded on October 18, 2022.

From the Presentation’s Description:


Surfacing History: Case Studies in Digital Discovery of African American Cultural Heritage – Dorothy Berry, Digital Curator on the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture The recent wellspring of interest in surfacing marginalised peoples’ histories has led to varied projects across GLAM institutions focused on reevaluating description with user-centred discovery on the centre. By highlighting projects to reimaging description of racially inflammatory materials, and to extend access and awareness of African American cultural heritage materials at predominately White institutions, Dorothy Berry hopes to spark conversation around expanding access and reimagining descriptive possibilities.


Inclusive Collections, Inclusive Libraries is an RLUK programme of events that goals to foster conversation around decolonisation and inclusive practice in collecting, describing, presenting, and fascinating with content in research library collections. It seeks to lift awareness concerning the opportunities and challenges of coping with, contextualising, and fascinating with offensive collections while also identifying and sharing examples of excellent practice.

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About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, author, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based within the Washington D.C. metro area.

He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit.
Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Yr from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Gary can also be the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.


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