Queer Metadata Collective

CritCat is short for “critical cataloging,” a movement of cultural heritage workers who work to bring social justice, radical empathy, and outreach work into their everyday practice. This site aims to serve as a resource for catalogers and the cataloging-curious.

Metadata Best Practices for Trans and Gender Diverse Resources

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 …

Trans Metadata Collective

TMDC is a group of dozens of information professionals with a concerted interest in improving the description and classification of trans and gender diverse people. The Collective’s primary goal was the development of a set of best practices, released June 2022.