ERIC Number: ED192730
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Report of the Racism and Sexism in Subject Analysis Subcommittee to the RTSD/CCS Subject Analysis Committee, Midwinter 1980.
Dickinson, Elizabeth M.; And Others
Directed toward the eradication of sexual and racial bias in bibliographic systems, the subcommittee reports its progress in the identification of areas of classification systems and subject headings requiring change. A policy statement and six guidelines establish a framework for three categories of projects: (1) the need for changes in Library of Congress (LC) subject headings applied to materials on a wide range of racial, ethnic, and lifestyle groups; (2) the analysis of placement and terminology used to classify women and racial and ethnic minorities in both LC and Dewey schedules; and (3) the compilation of annotated bibliographies citing research already done in the area of subject analysis and terminology relating to women and Afro-Americans. Summary reports of the six subcommittee projects are followed by a listing of further research needs, general recommendations, and a summary of all subcommittee recommendations. Full reports of the subcommittee projects are attached. (RAA)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Library Association, Chicago, IL. Resources and Technical Services Div.
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