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  • 1.  RBMS BSC Upcoming Panel: Controlled vocabularies and you

    Posted Mar 25, 2022 08:33 AM

    Announcement: Controlled vocabularies and you: a panel discussion on addressing and redressing terminologies through new and existing vocabularies  – April 29, 2022 2 EST/1 CST/12 MST/ 11 PST / 9 HST

    The RBMS Bibliographic Standards Committee's Program Planning Group will be hosting a panel on reparative description and controlled vocabularies and thesauri. In this lightly moderated panel, we will hear from people involved in creating or editing/remediating controlled vocabularies: Erica Bruchko, Michelle J. Cronquist, and Staci Ross from the African-American Subject Funnel Project; Lillian Castillo-Speed from the Chicano Thesaurus; Shavonn Matsuda, from Lau Ā Lau Ka ʻIke; and Ryan Hildebrand from the RBMS Controlled Vocabulary Editorial Group's Prejudicial Materials Group.

    Speakers will discuss their projects, how these vocabularies or thesauri can be used – especially to redress pejorative or harmful terminology – and their process is for including and choosing among terms. We are soliciting questions for the panelists in advance

    Please register here.

    Jonathan Tuttle
    Cataloger, Published Material
    Harvard Radcliffe Institute

  • 2.  RE: RBMS BSC Upcoming Panel: Controlled vocabularies and you

    Posted Apr 05, 2022 10:15 AM
    Hello Jonathan,

    I am a new ALA member, and in my second semester of the MLIS program at Dominican University. I find cataloging interesting and enrolled in a metadata course to build on what I learned in the previous semester. My question is, once a cataloger begins working, how many metadata schemas will they be expected to know?  How many years does it take to feel proficient in cataloging? (I feel I ask this of all my professors or anyone in cataloging) I seem to gravitate toward MARC, Simple Dublin Core, and VRA Core. Other standards have had me stumped.
    Thank you in advance.

    -Adreanna Tyson
    Dominican University

    Adreanna Tyson
    Dominican University School of Information Studies