On Dec 11, 2018, at 12:25 PM, Bohyun Kim <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Metadata is also a way to detect/correct/mitigate algorithmic biases...!
Yes metadata can be used to ameliorate algorithmic bias, but much of our metadata includes its own sets of biases. Just as importantly, library collections are full of biases. Neither are as objective as we usually make them out to be. Such is a dirty little library secret, and such is what has happened with the advent of the Internet. Centralized authorities, like libraries, are not as necessary nor as authoritative as they used to be. --ELM