Quick overview

All posts still in progress. If you have additions you want to suggest, please let me know in the comments or on twitter @schomj.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Cataloging and Social Justice

Adamich, T. (2009). Foreign Language Cataloging, Non-Native English Speakers, and Equitable Access. Technicalities, 29(2), 7-11. 
Adler, M. (2017). Classification along the color line: Excavating racism in the stacks. Journal of Critical Library and Information Studies 1. http://libraryjuicepress.com/journals/index.php/jclis/article/view/17 
Adler, M. (2016). The Case for Taxonomic Reparations. Knowledge Organization, 43(8), 630-640.  https://digital.lib.washington.edu/researchworks/handle/1773/37933 
Adler, M. and Tennis, J. T. (2013). "Toward a Taxonomy of Harm in Knowledge Organization Systems." Knowledge Organization 40(4): 266-272. 
Adler, M. (2009). Transcending Library Catalogs: A Comparative Study of Controlled Terms in Library of Congress Subject Headings and User-Generated Tags in LibraryThing for Transgender Books. Journal of Web Librarianship, 3(4), 309-331. doi:10.1080/19322900903341099 
Bardenheier, P., Wilkinson, E. H. and Dale, H. (2015). Ki te Tika te Hanga, Ka Pakari te Kete: With the Right Structure We Weave a Strong Basket. Cataloging & Classification Quarterly 53(5-6), 496-519. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01639374.2015.1008716
Bergman, B., Schomberg, J. and D. Kurtz. (2016). Survey of classification and organization of videorecordings. Library Resources & Technical Services 60(3), 156-167. http://cornerstone.lib.mnsu.edu/lib_services_fac_pubs/59/
Berman, S. (1971). Prejudices and antipathies: A tract on the LC subject heads concerning people. Metuchen, N.J: Scarecrow Press. See Knowlton (2005) for a 30 years later reflection.
Billey, A., Drabinski, E. & K. R. Roberto. (2014). What’s gender got to do with it? A critique of RDA 9.7. Cataloging & Classification Quarterly 52(4), 412-421. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01639374.2014.882465
Biswas, P. (2017). Rooted in the past: Use of "East Indians" in Library of Congress Subject Headings. CCQ http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/01639374.2017.1386253 
Bowker, G. C. and Star, S. L. (1999). Sorting things out: Classification and its consequences. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press.
Campbell, G. (2001). Queer Theory and the Creation of Contextualized Subject Access Tools for Gay and Lesbian Communities. Knowledge Organization 27. http://www.ergon-verlag.de/tocs/ko/27_2000_3.pdf
Chaikhambung, J. & K. Tuamsuk. (2017). Knowledge classification on ethnic groups in Thailand. Cataloging & Classification Quarterly 55(2), 89-104. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01639374.2016.1271074
Cherry, A. and Mukunda, K. (2015). A Case Study in Indigenous Classification: Revisiting and Reviving the Brian Deer Scheme. Cataloging & Classification Quarterly 53(5-6), 548-567. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01639374.2015.1008717
Colbert, J. L. (2017).  Patron-driven subject access: How librarians can mitigate that "power to name." In the Library with the Lead Pipe http://www.inthelibrarywiththeleadpipe.org/2017/patron-driven-subject-access-how-librarians-can-mitigate-that-power-to-name/
Colbert, J. L. (2017). Comparing Library of Congress subject headings to keyword searches involving LGBT topics: A pilot study.  Graduate thesis. https://www.ideals.illinois.edu/handle/2142/97437
Coleman, A. (2016). Theology, race and libraries. Preprint submitted to the Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the American Theological Librarians Association, Long Beach, California. http://scholarworks.sjsu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1090&context=slis_pub
Copeland, C. A. (2011). Library and information center accessibility: The differently-abled patron’s perspective. Technical Services Quarterly 28(2), 223-241. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07317131.2011.546281
Correa, E. M., & Marcano, N. (2009). Bibliographic Description and Practices for Providing Access to Spanish Language Materials. Technical Services Quarterly, 26(4), 299-312. doi:10.1080/07317130802679108
Cushing, L. (2014). Cataloging as Radical Practice. SRRT Newsletter Social Responsibilities Round Table), (186), 10. http://libr.org/srrt/news/srrt186.php#10
Deodato, J. (2014). The patron as producer: Libraries, web 2.0 and participatory culture. Journal of Documentation, 70(5), 734–758. doi: 10.1108/JD-10-2012-0127
Diao, J. & H. Cao.  (2016). Chronology in cataloging Chinese archaeological reports: An investigation in cultural bias in the Library of Congress Classification. Cataloging & Classification Quarterly 54(4), 244-262. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01639374.2016.1150931
Drabinski, E. (2011). Teaching other tongues: Addressing the problem of ‘other’ languages in the library. Journal of Information Ethics 20(2), 42-55. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=lls&AN=67153015&site=ehost-live
Drabinski, E. (2013). Queering the catalog: Queer theory and the politics of correction. The Library Quarterly: Information, Community, Policy 83(2), 94-111. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=lls&AN=86140717&site=ehost-live
Drucker, D. J. (2017). How subjects matter: The Kinsey Institute's Sexual Nomenclature: A Thesaurus (1976). Information & Culture: A Journal of History 52(2), 207-228. https://muse.jhu.edu/article/658180
Duarte, M. E. and Belarde-Lewis, M. (2015). Imagining: Creating Spaces for Indigenous Ontologies. Cataloging & Classification Quarterly 53(5-6), 677-702. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01639374.2015.1018396
Farnel, S., Shiri, A., Campbell, S., Cockney, C., Rathi, D. & R. Stobbs. (2017). A community-driven metadata framework for describing cultural resources: The digital library north project. Cataloging & Classification Quarterly 56(1), 1-18. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01639374.2017.1312723
Ferris, A. M. (2008). The ethics and integrity of cataloging. Journal of Library Administration 47(3-4), 173-190. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/01930820802186514#.UvFGvfldWSo
Furner, J. (2007). Dewey Deracialized: A Critical Race-Theoretic Perspective. Knowledge Organization, 34(3), 144-168. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=lxh&AN=28379530&site=ehost-live
Hajibayova, L. & Buente, W. (2017). Representation of indigenous cultures: Considering the Hawaiian hula. Journal of Documentation 73(6), 1137-1148. https://doi.org/10.1108/JD-01-2017-0010
Harihareswara, S. (2015). User Experience is a social justice issue. Code4lib Journal, (28), 1. http://journal.code4lib.org/articles/10482
Howarth, L. C. and Knight, E. (2015). To Every Artifact Its Voice: Creating Surrogates for Hand-Crafted Indigenous Objects. Cataloging & Classification Quarterly 53(5-6), 580-595. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01639374.2015.1008719
Johnson, M. (2010). Transgender subject access: History and current practice. Cataloging & Classification Quarterly 48(8), 661-683. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01639370903534398
Koford, A. (2014). How disability studies scholars interact with subject headings. Cataloging & Classification Quarterly 52(4), 388-411. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01639374.2014.891288
Knowlton, S. A. (2005). Three decades since Prejudices and Antipathies: A study of changes in the Library of Congress Subject Headings. Cataloging & Classification Quarterly 40(2), 123-145. http://www.sanfordberman.org/biblinks/knowlton.pdf
LaLonde, K. (2011). Sanford Berman: Action Librarian. (slideshow) http://www.slideshare.net/shinyinfo/sanford-berman-action-librarian
Lewis, Alison et al. (2008), Questioning Library Neutrality, Duluth: Library Juice Press.
Lilley, S. C. (2015). Ka Pō, Ka Ao, Ka Awatea: The Interface between Epistemology and Māori Subject Headings. Cataloging & Classification Quarterly 53(5-6), 479-495. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01639374.2015.1009671
Littletree, S. and Metoyer, C. A. (2015). Knowledge Organization from an Indigenous Perspective: The Mashantucket Pequot Thesaurus of American Indian Terminology Project. Cataloging & Classification Quarterly 53(5-6), 640-657. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01639374.2015.1010113
Long, K., Thompson, S., Potvin, S. & M. Rivero. (2017). The "wicked problem" of neutral description: Toward a documentation approach to metadata standards. Cataloging & Classification Quarterly 55(3), 107-128. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01639374.2016.1278419.
Lorbefeld, A. & Rinck, E. M. (2015). Structural (in)visibility: Possible effecs of constructing a controlled vocabulary in a niche domain. 26th ASIS SIG/CR Classification Research Workshop. http://dx.doi.org/10.7152/acro.v26i1.14978
Lougheed, B., Moran, R. and Callison, C. (2015). Reconciliation through Description: Using Metadata to Realize the Vision of the National Research Centre for Truth and Reconciliation. Cataloging & Classification Quarterly 53(5-6), 596-614. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01639374.2015.1008718
Mehra, B., Rioux, K. S., and Albright, K. S. (2009). "Social justice in library and information science." In Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science, 3rd ed. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1081/E-ELIS3-120044526#   
Moulaison Sandy, H. & J. Bossaller. (2017). Providing cognitively just subject access to indigenous knowledge through knowledge organization systems. Cataloging & Classification Quarterly 55(3), 129-152. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01639374.2017.1281858
Ockerbloom, J. M. (2013). Categorizing people without marginalizing them. Everybody’s Libraries (blog) http://everybodyslibraries.com/2013/04/29/categorizing-people-without-marginalizing-them/
Olson, H.A. &Ward. D. B. (1997). Ghettoes and diaspora in classification: Communicating across the limits. In B. Frohmann (Ed.), Communication and information in context: Society, technology, and the professions (Proceedings of the 25th Annual Conference/ Association canadienne des sciences de l’information: Travaux du 25e congres annuel) (pp. 19-31). Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Canadian Association for Information Science.
Olson, H. A. (1997). How we construct subjects: A feminist analysis. Library Trends 56(2), 509-541. https://www.ideals.illinois.edu/bitstream/handle/2142/4586/Olson562.pdf?sequence=2
Olson, H. A. (1998). Mapping beyond Dewey’s boundaries: Constructing classification space for marginalized knowledge domains. Library Trends (47)2, 233-254. https://www.ideals.illinois.edu/bitstream/handle/2142/8213/librarytrendsv47i2_opt.pdf?sequence=3#page=56
Olson, H. A. (2000). Difference, culture and change: The untapped potential of LCSH. Cataloging & Classification Quarterly 29(1-2), 53-71. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1300/J104v29n01_04#.Uu_k4vldWSo
Olson, H. A. (2001). Standardization, objectivity, and user focus: A meta-analysis of subject analysis critiques. Cataloging & Classification Quarterly 32(2), 61-80. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1300/J104v32n02_06#.Uu_jtvldWSo
Olson, H. A. (2001). Patriarchal Structures of Subject Access and Subversive Techniques for Change. Canadian Journal of Information & Library Sciences, 26(2/3), 1-29.
Olson, H. A. (2001). Sameness and difference: A cultural foundation of classification. Library Resources & Technical Services 45(3), 115-122. http://polaris.gseis.ucla.edu/gleazer/462_readings/olson_2001.pdf
Olson, H. A. (2002). Information sources in women's studies and feminism. München: K.G. Saur.
Olson, H. A. (2002). The power to name: Locating the limits of subject representation in libraries. Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishers.
Rigby, C. (2015). Nunavut Libraries Online Establish Inuit Language Bibliographic Cataloging Standards: Promoting Indigenous Language Using a Commercial ILS. Cataloging & Classification Quarterly 53(5-6), 615-639. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01639374.2015.1008165
Roberto, K. R., & Berman, S. (2008). Radical cataloging: Essays at the front. McFarland & Co. Chapter especially recommended by twitter: Drabinski, E. “Teaching the radical catalog.” pp. 198-205. http://www.emilydrabinski.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/drabinski_radcat.pdf
Roberto, K. R. (2011). Inflexible Bodies. Journal of Information Ethics, 20(2), 56-64. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=lls&AN=67153016&site=ehost-live
Sarles, P. (2012). The Library of Congress finally acknowledges donor offspring (But this is only a beginning). AASL blog http://www.aasl.ala.org/aaslblog/?p=2901
Schroeder, R. and Hollister, C. V. (2014). Librarians’ views on critical theories and critical practices. Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian 33(2), 91-119. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01639269.2014.912104
Shoki, G. E., & Oyelude, A. A. (2006). Cultural and linguistic barriers to information retrieval and dissemination. IFLA Conference Proceedings, 1-15. http://archive.ifla.org/IV/ifla72/papers/145-Shoki_Oyelude-en.pdf
Smiraglia, R. P. (2015) Cultural pervasiveness or objective violence? : Three questions about KOS as cultural arbiters. 26th ASIS SIG/CR Classification Research Workshop. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7152/acro.v26i1.14981
Steeves, P. (2017). Unpacking neoliberal archaeological control of ancient indigenous heritage. Archaeologies: Journal of the World Archaeological Congress 13(1), 48-65. doi: 10.1007/s11759-017-9312-z
Strottman, T. A. (2007). Some of our fifty are missing: Library of Congress Subject Headings for southwestern culture and history. Cataloging & Classification Quarterly 45(2), 41-64. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1300/J104v45n02_04#.Uu_kNPldWSo
Swanson, R. (2015). Adapting the Brian Deer Classification System for Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute. Cataloging & Classification Quarterly 53(5-6), 468-579. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01639374.2015.1009669
Szostak, R. (2014). Classifying for Social Diversity. Knowledge Organization, 41(2), 160-170. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=lxh&AN=95782277&site=ehost-live
Tennis, J. T. (In press). Toward a Greater Awareness: Intentionality, Ethics, and Knowledge Organization." Études de communication.
Tennis, J. T. (In press). Constructs and Construct Patterns for Ethical Knowledge Organization. Knowledge Organization. 
Tennis, J. T. (2012). A convenient verisimilitude or oppressive internalization? : Characterizing the ethical augments surrounding hierarchical structures in knowledge organization systems. Knowledge Organization 39(5), 394-397. https://digital.lib.washington.edu/researchworks/bitstream/handle/1773/37963/Tennis2012KnowledgeOrganization.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y
Tennis, J. (2012). The strange case of eugenics: A subject’s ontogeny in a long-lived classification scheme and the question of collocative integrity. JASIST 63(7), 1350-1359.
Tuhiwai Smith, L. (2015). Imagining our own approaches. Cataloging & Classification Quarterly 53(5-6), 473-474. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01639374.2015.1027982
Turner, H. (2015). Decolonizing Ethnographic Documentation: A Critical History of the Early Museum Catalogs at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History. Cataloging & Classification Quarterly 53(5-6), 658-676. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01639374.2015.1010112
Whaanga, H., Bainbridge, D., Anderson, M., Scrivener, K., Cader, P., Roa, T., Keegan, T. T. (2015). He Matapihi Mā Mua, Mō Muri: The Ethics, Processes, and Procedures Associated with the Digitization of Indigenous Knowledge—The Pei Jones Collection. Cataloging & Classification Quarterly 53(5-6), 520-547. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01639374.2015.1009670
Wood, S., Carbone, K., Cifor, M., Gilliland, A., & Punzalan, R. (2014). Mobilizing records: re-framing archival description to support human rights. Archival Science, 14(3/4), 397-419. doi:10.1007/s10502-014-9233-1
2016 Report of the PCC Ad Hoc Task Group on Gender in Name Authority Records


  1. I think Grant Campbell's work is pretty terrific: Campbell, Grant. “Queer Theory and the Creation of Contextualized Subject Access Tools for Gay and Lesbian Communities. Knowledge Organization 27 (Fall 2001).

  2. Fantastic - thank you! I'll update the list.

  3. This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

  4. You might consider adding this to the bibliography:

    Report of the PCC Ad Hoc Task Group on Gender in Name Authority Records