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Georgia Transgender Oral History Project: Bibliography


A working bibliography of research related to metadata for trans and gender diverse resources:

Adolpho, K. (2019). "Who Asked You? Consent, Self-Determination, and the Report of the PCC Ad Hoc Task Group on Gender in Name Authority Records." In J. Sandberg (Ed.), Ethical Questions in Name Authority Control (pp. 111-131). Sacramento, CA: Library Juice Press.
Beckman, L., Eaton, L., Ferguson, Y., Heilbrun, D., Lavender, R., Mackenzie, T., & Schubel, D. (2022). Ethical and anti-oppressive metadata: A collaboration between catalogers and archivists at George Mason University Libraries. Collaborative Librarianship, 13(1), 5. Retrieved from
Billey, A., & Drabinski, E. (2019). Questioning authority: Changing library cataloging standards to be more inclusive to a gender identity spectrum. Transgender Studies Quarterly, 6(1), 117–123.
Brown, E. H., & Beam, M. (2022). Toward an ethos of trans care in trans oral history. The Oral History Review, 49(1), 29–55.
Cifor, M., & Rawson, K. J. (2023). Mediating queer and trans pasts: The Homosaurus as queer information activism. Information, Communication & Society, 26(11), 2168–2185.
Craig, H., Estill, L., & May, K. L. (2024). A rationale of trans-inclusive bibliography. Textual Cultures, 16(2), 1–28.
Hardesty, J., & Nolan, A. (2021). Mitigating bias in metadata: A use case using Homosaurus linked data. Information Technology and Libraries, 40(3).
Lindsey, N., Kuriger Suiter, G., & Hanselman, K. (2022). Ethical considerations of including gender information in open knowledge platforms. KULA: Knowledge Creation, Dissemination, and Preservation Studies, 6(3), 1–15.
Rawson, K. J. (2018). The rhetorical power of archival description: Classifying images of gender transgression. Rhetoric Society Quarterly, 48(4), 327–351.
Rawson, K. J. (2023). Archival reckonings: Confronting white supremacy in the Digital Transgender Archive. The American Archivist, 86(2), 545–564.
Roberto, K. R. (2021). Description is a drag (and vice versa): Classifying trans identities (Unpublished doctoral dissertation). University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Retrieved from
Sarid-Segal, R. (2017). Trans Lives in Metadata in the Archive, Past and Future (Unpublished master’s thesis). New York University. Retrieved from
Stahl, L. (2024). Uncontrollable vocabularies: Queer theory, sexual identity, and the catalog. Journal of Radical Librarianship, 10, 17–35.
Steiner, M. (2017). Resisting digital archive fever: A critical investigation into the management of QTIPOC cultural heritage in the digital environment (Unpublished master's thesis). City University London. Retrieved from
Tai, J. (2022). Cultural humility as a framework for anti-oppressive archival description. Journal of Critical Library and Information Studies, 3(2).
The Trans Metadata Collective, Burns, J., Cronquist, M., Huang, J., Murphy, D., Rawson, K. J., … Williams, A. (2023). Metadata best practices for trans and gender diverse resources. Trans Metadata Collective.
Wagner, T. L. (2021). "She started wearing men’s clothes and acting more masculine": Queering historical knowledge, gendered identity making, and trans potentialities in visual information. The International Journal of Information, Diversity, & Inclusion, 5(4), 21–42.
Wagner, T. (2022). Body-oriented cataloging as a method of inclusive gender representation. Cataloging & Classification Quarterly, 60(6-7), 620–645.
Watson, B. M., Murphy, D., Schaefer, B., & Huang, J. (2023). "Our metadata, ourselves": The Trans Metadata Collective. Proceedings of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 60(1), 433–441.