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Ethical Considerations and Social Responsibility in Library Catalogues


Cupar, Drahomira; Poljak, Ljiljana
Ethical Considerations and Social Responsibility in Library Catalogues // The Human Position in an Artificial World: Creativity, Ethics and AI in Knowledge Organization, / Haynes, David ; Vernau, Judi (ur.).
Baden Baden: Ergon Verlag, 2019. str. 87-112 (predavanje, međunarodna recenzija, pp prezentacija, znanstveni)


Naslov
Ethical Considerations and Social Responsibility in Library Catalogues

Autori
Cupar, Drahomira ; Poljak, Ljiljana

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Sažeci sa skupova, pp prezentacija, znanstveni

Izvornik
The Human Position in an Artificial World: Creativity, Ethics and AI in Knowledge Organization, / Haynes, David ; Vernau, Judi - Baden Baden : Ergon Verlag, 2019, 87-112

ISBN
978-3-95650-549-2

Skup
ISKO UK 6th Biennial Conference

Mjesto i datum
London, Velika Britanija, 15-16.07.2019

Vrsta sudjelovanja
Predavanje

Vrsta recenzije
Međunarodna recenzija

Ključne riječi
Neutrality in library calatogs ; subjectivity in library catalogs ; controversial topics ; ethics and subject indexing

Sažetak
Subject cataloguing is the most important part of resource description and knowledge representation in library catalogues. Subject headings provide direct access to subjects within all types of resources (physical or digital) in library collections. Subject headings should be added to a resource without personal views of librarians/subject cataloguers interfering in the process of assigning and choosing “right”/appropriate terms. By using outdated subject headings systems or letting personal feelings and views towards certain topics interfere with the process of assigning terms to a resource, one can be (falsely) accused for hiding or misrepresenting “the truth” written in the described resource. This research explores how different types of collections/libraries deal with “problematic” topics and whether subject cataloguers can really be seen as biased while applying chosen subject headings to a certain (“problematic”) resources or topics. These examples include (but are not limited to): homosexuality, human reproduction / in vitro fertilization (IVF), people with mental illness and drugs (marijuana). The purpose of this paper is to investigate to what extent a subject headings system can limit (or create misconceptions about) the access to potentially controversial and/or taboo topics. This research analyses subject headings created around chosen topics, and the application of those subject headings to a sample of book titles from a library catalogue. This research answers to following research questions:1. How are “problematic” / controversial topics represented in the chosen library catalogues? 2. Which titles have underrepresented or non-represented topics in subject access points? The method used in this research was content analysis of subject headings from the catalogues records.

Izvorni jezik
Engleski

Znanstvena područja
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Autor s matičnim brojem:
Drahomira Cupar, (308976)