Archives for Black Lives in Philadelphia Anti-Racist Description Resources

“Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS), the archives profession’s content standard, empowers archivists “to develop and document a description policy based on specific local knowledge and consistent application of professional judgement.” Archives for Black Lives in Philadelphia (A4BLiP), as part of its commitment to anti-oppression values, especially our commitment to critically examine archival theory and practice, has compiled research and case studies created by archivists across the field into a set of best practice recommendations for an anti-oppressive approach to creating and remediating archival description. While there is no single set of recommendations that can address racism within archival description, we hope that this document will help synthesize and elevate important work archivists are doing surrounding ethical and anti-oppressive description.” (p1)