Teaching the Radical Catalog

 

I found this weeks’ readings really engaging. I had never considered how cataloging is a human process as Drabinski mentions in “Teaching the radical catalog.” The subject headings assigned to a book, article etc. could be created/ decided upon by only one person. This led me to think about how important the education of future catalogers is. If a future cataloger is aware of racial, gender, and sexuality issues in cataloging then perhaps they will make different choices when classifying things and eventually change the whole system. I also began to think about how cataloging can inform users’ perceptions, and thus perhaps even become a seed of change.

 

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