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Published August 1, 2023 | Version 2.0
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Metadata Best Practices for Trans and Gender Diverse Resources

  • 1. Cornell University
  • 2. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • 3. University of Michigan
  • 4. University of Texas at Austin
  • 5. Northeastern University
  • 6. Osgoode Hall Law School Library (York University)
  • 7. Carleton University
  • 8. University of British Columbia School of Information
  • 9. University of Kentucky


This document is the result of a year of work and collaboration by the Trans Metadata Collective (TMDC;, a group of dozens of cataloguers, librarians, archivists, scholars, and information professionals with a concerted interest in improving the description and classification of trans and gender diverse people in GLAMS (Galleries, Libraries, Archives, Museums and Special Collections). The Collective’s primary goal was to develop a set of best practices for the description, cataloguing, and classification of information resources as well as the creation of metadata about trans and gender diverse people, including authors and other creators


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