The push to address Diversity, Equity and Inclusion issues in library catalogs can present technical services departments with a number of challenges. Shrinking budgets, low staffing, and uncertainty around how best to approach reparative work can all impact decision making. However, new and existing vendor relationships can be leveraged to accomplish DEI projects, from reparative description and subject analysis to integration of accessibility information into bibliographic records.
We are calling for book chapters for the edited volume "Integrating Inclusive Cataloging with Vendors," currently under consideration by Rowman & Littlefield (https://rowman.com/). We welcome submissions from vendors and library practitioners that discuss projects establishing and leveraging vendor relationships in inclusive cataloging practices. We are particularly interested in case studies that describe practical solutions and include checklists, timelines, project management tools used and that address pre-planning and ensuring project sustainability after initial implementation. We are looking for projects that have potential to be replicated and implemented in different types of libraries and settings.
Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following areas of vendor collaboration:• authority work/maintenance, collaborating with vendors on mitigating harmful language in subject headings, and incorporating alternative subject vocabularies. • ensuring inclusive description in shelf-ready and vendor-provided bibliographic records for print and electronic materials• vendor support of non-Latin script access and remediation of existing issues• vendor support for non-Library of Congress vocabularies access• vendor support for displaying and leveraging accessibility information in records• discovery layer vendors and projects of masking harmful language
How to submit:Please submit your chapter proposal (250-500 words) and a brief bio using a link below by Friday, August 18, 2023
Important dates: • Proposal submission deadline - Friday, August 18, 2023• Authors of selected proposals will be notified by Friday, September 15, 2023• Draft full chapters are expected by Friday, December 15, 2023• Editor feedback to authors by Friday, February 9, 2024• Author final revisions to chapters due Friday, March 29, 2024• Full chapter word counts will range from 2,500-4000 words.
If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to book editors Brinna Michael (email@example.com) and Sofia Slutskaya (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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