dismantling white, upper class, cisgender, & colonial LC classification

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Review of reviews and world’s work / edited by Albert Shaw (1890)

45th chat, November 2 2015: dismantling white, upper class, cisgender, & colonial LC classification

Moderated by @mishiebhat

Storify by @mishiebhat

Suggested readings:

Discussion questions:

  • Q1. How does LCSH affect the work you do at your institution?
  • Q2. Is there a better alternative to the SACO process of LCSH review to ensure that change happens?
  • Q3. Should we be localizing efforts at our individual institutions to create a more inclusive SH system? Or is a nation-wide system the only way to go?
  • Q4. How can we draw non-catalogers into the fold to help create change?

* LCSH = Library of Congress Subject Headings
* SACO = Subject Authority Cooperative Program [for more information on the SACO process, see the first suggested reading]