Event Title

Lightning Talk (5 min): Using the Homosaurus in the Local Catalog at University of Kentucky Libraries

Start Date

12-8-2021 12:50 PM

End Date

12-8-2021 1:25 PM

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Abstract

This lightning talk presentation will briefly discuss an ongoing project at the University of Kentucky Libraries to incorporate the Homosaurus, an international linked data controlled vocabulary centered on LGBTQ+ terms, into the bibliographic records of materials with LGBTQ+ subjects. This retrospective enhancement to include more specific and uptodate LGBTQ+ search terms is comprehensive, and increases the findability of these items, especially among younger undergraduate groups and researchers to which these terms are more familiar.

Speaker bio

Adrian Williams has been the Cataloging & Metadata Librarian at the University of Kentucky Libraries since January 2020. They perform original and complex cataloging, and formulate projects on metadata enhancement and remediation. Their research interests include alternative controlled vocabularies, inclusive subject headings, and linked data.

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Aug 12th, 12:50 PM Aug 12th, 1:25 PM

Lightning Talk (5 min): Using the Homosaurus in the Local Catalog at University of Kentucky Libraries

Abstract

This lightning talk presentation will briefly discuss an ongoing project at the University of Kentucky Libraries to incorporate the Homosaurus, an international linked data controlled vocabulary centered on LGBTQ+ terms, into the bibliographic records of materials with LGBTQ+ subjects. This retrospective enhancement to include more specific and uptodate LGBTQ+ search terms is comprehensive, and increases the findability of these items, especially among younger undergraduate groups and researchers to which these terms are more familiar.

Speaker bio

Adrian Williams has been the Cataloging & Metadata Librarian at the University of Kentucky Libraries since January 2020. They perform original and complex cataloging, and formulate projects on metadata enhancement and remediation. Their research interests include alternative controlled vocabularies, inclusive subject headings, and linked data.