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Critical Cataloging: Revealing and Dismantling Hegemonic Systems

October 21, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

From Linnaeus to Dewey, people in power have set the standard for the way in which things in the Western world are categorized. These hegemonic systems of classification inform the way in which we in libraries describe materials and, therefore, the way in which they are accessed.

Join Violet Fox and Treshani Perera on Wednesday, October 21 for a conversation about the ethical implications of the way in which we in the library and archives field engage in the work of creating metadata and cataloging materials. This conversation will include discussion about classification standards and the technical systems in which we work.

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October 21, 2020
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm