• If You See Something, Submit Something: A Beginners Guide to Contributing to Controlled Vocabularies

    Contributor(s):
    Sherman Clarke, Sarah Osborne Bender, Alexandra Provo, Andrea Puccio
    Editor(s):
    William Blueher (see profile)
    Date:
    2023
    Group(s):
    ARLIS/NA Cataloging Advisory Committee, Cataloging Section
    Subject(s):
    Subject headings, Library science
    Item Type:
    Presentation
    Tag(s):
    LCSH, Getty, Wikidata, controlled vocabularies, 2023 ARLIS/NA Conference
    Permanent URL:
    https://doi.org/10.17613/zn2v-qc89
    Abstract:
    Reparative cataloging is some of the most transformative work being done in libraries today. Old terms are being reexamined and either updated or cast aside, while new terms are emerging that reflect the diversity of our times. Many of these evolving vocabularies, however, appear at first glance to be created and carefully guarded by large, somewhat intimidating institutions. This leads many catalogers to feel as if they have no role in changing and expanding these vocabularies, but that is just not the case. What this panel intends to do is bring together librarians from a range of libraries to help demystify the process of submitting terms to various controlled vocabularies. There will be presentations on contributing Library of Congress subject headings and name authority records, adding to or correcting terms in the Getty Vocabularies, and creating or revising records in Wikidata. These presentations will provide practical guidance necessary for catalogers to begin confidently contributing to vocabularies used by libraries worldwide. Attendees will gain confidence in their ability to participate in the maintenance and transformation of these essential resources. By broadening and diversifying the pool of contributors to these vocabularies, we can ensure that they begin to more accurately reflect the diversity of people and communities who rely on them.
    Metadata:
    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
    10 months ago
    License:
    Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives

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