Critical Cataloging : Addressing Bias in Description and Finding Solutions
Nov 26, 2022
In this paper, the author discusses her experience incorporat-ing critical cataloging in her cataloging practice and provides examples and considerations for prioritizing diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice in cataloging and metadata work. The author provides examples pertain-ing to pattern headings in religion to emphasize inherent biases in library cataloging and classification systems, and the need for reflection as well as an individual and collective commitment to action to dismantle biases in systems, standards, and tools used in cataloging and metadata work. Strat-egies and resources to consider when cataloging collections highlighting diversity, equity, and inclusion are included at the end.
Atla Summary of Proceedings
2022: Seventy-sixth Annual Conference of Atla