ERIC Number: ED450794
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Aug
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Freeing Access to Women's Information: An Overview.
This paper gives an overview of activities related to access to information about women that have been undertaken by librarians and other information professionals worldwide over the past decade. The first section addresses access issues, including bias in traditional cataloging/classification practices and controlled vocabularies. The second section discusses women's information in libraries, including examples of the variety of libraries, documentation centers, and archives worldwide that are the best resources for women's information. The third section considers collection development issues, including the difficulty of collecting materials from small presses and the lack of women's studies specialists in libraries. The fourth section covers women's studies librarianship. The fifth section summarizes progress and prospects, including a 1998 conference hosted by the International Information Centre and Archives for the Women's Movement and an online guide to collections of women's information. Includes a directory of relevant organizations. (MES)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Bias, Cataloging, Classification, Females, Library Collection Development, Library Collections, Library Services, Subject Index Terms, Womens Studies
For full text: http://www.ifla.org/IV/ifla66/papers/086-151e.htm.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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