Resources on Inclusive Description

11 Feb 2022 9:13 AM | Matthew Garklavs (Administrator)

Thanks to everyone who attended the joint NYTSL/ARLIS Virtual Program on Inclusive Description held on Wednesday, May 26th! A recording for the event is now available for those who couldn't make it.  To view the slides for each presentation please click on the links below:

Inclusive Description at Columbia University Libraries: From “Change the Subject” to Action SLIDES
Matthew C. Haugen, Rare Book Cataloger, Columbia University Libraries
Michele Wan, Special Collections Cataloging Librarian, Columbia University Libraries

"Changing the Subject” at Brooklyn Public Library and New York Public Library SLIDES
Tomasz Kalata, Metadata Manager, Cataloging, BookOps (BPL/NYPL)
Steven Pisani, Assistant Director, Cataloging, BookOps (BPL/NYPL)

User-Driven Reparative Archival Description at New York University SLIDES
Weatherly Stephan, Head of Archival Collections Management, NYU Libraries

To learn more about inclusive description in libraries please consult the following resources:

Anchor Archive Zine Library Zine Thesaurus: A customized thesaurus of subject terms to describe zines in their collection.  

The Cataloging Lab: " a place for anyone who cares about library cataloging to experiment with making our controlled vocabularies and classification better"

"Experimenting with Controlled Vocabulary: Using the Cataloging Lab to Shape LCSH" (Webinar recording): "This webinar will provide a crash course in the process of submitting LCSH proposals as well as introduce the Cataloging Lab, a wiki where anyone can collaborate to suggest headings additions or revisions." 

CaMMS Subject Analysis Committee (ALA): A committee that studies " problems and recommend patterns, methods, and tools for optimizing subject and genre/form access to information resources, with an emphasis on classification and controlled vocabularies used to organize information." 

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