Core Webinar: Retroactive Addition of Homosaurus: An Evaluation

For Immediate Release
Thu, 10/27/2022


Mia Blixt-Shehan

Continuing Education Assistant

Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures

American Library Association

CHICAGOIn recent years, libraries, archives, museums and other cultural heritage institutions have begun work towards improving diverse subject access to their collections. The inclusion of the Homosaurus vocabulary in the supported subject and genre sources for MARC records in OCLC has presented new opportunities for improving access and discovery to LGBTQ+ materials in particular. On December 12, 2022 at 1 p.m. CT, join Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures for the webinar “Retroactive Addition of Homosaurus: An Evaluation.” This webinar will introduce details of the conversion evaluation process, describe the testing and assessment methods for the conversion results, and outline the proposed recommendations for the process implementation and other possible strategies of retroactive addition of Homosaurus terms to bibliographic records. These same strategies could be applied to implementing other alternative subject vocabularies.

Retroactive Addition of Homosaurus: An Evaluation
Live Webinar: December 12, 2022, 1 - 2 p.m. CT


Brinna Michael, Cataloging and Metadata Librarian, Pitts Theology Library, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
Sofia Slutskaya, Head of Resource Description, Woodruff Library, Emory University, Atlanta, GA

Registration Fees:

Core Member: $57.67
ALA Member: $71.10
Nonmember: $79.00

How Do I Purchase Group Registration?

You can register a group by specifying the number of people who will be accessing the webinar during checkout. We offer discounts for webinar based on the number of registrations you specify in checkout. If you are a Core member, you can purchase seats for yourself and your colleagues at the Core discount rate; ALA's new e-Learning store allows you to extend the Core member savings with colleagues at your institution.

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