Ethical Questions in Name Authority Control

Sandberg, Jane and Fox, Violet B. and Swickard, Kelly and Kazmer, Michelle M.. Ethical Questions in Name Authority Control. Sacramento, CA: Library Juice Press, 2019.

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Abstract (English)

"Catalogers hold very specific types of power when they describe people, families, and corporate bodies. When creating a personal name authority record, for example, catalogers determine the authorized name by which an individual will be known, then identify a few characteristics of the individual that distinguish them from others, while balancing their judgment with respect for the individual’s self-concept and management of their public identity. This is a powerful position, and that power must be exercised ethically.

As name authority control moves toward an identity management model, catalogers are taking on new roles, authority data is used in innovative ways, and libraries increasingly interact with non-library datasets and name disambiguation algorithms. During this transition, it is imperative that the library community reflect on the ethical questions that arise from its historical and emerging practices." -- Publisher's website.

Types: Anthologies, essays, collections
All Contributors: Sandberg, Jane (Author); Sandberg, Jane (Editor); Fox, Violet B. (Author); Swickard, Kelly (Author); Kazmer, Michelle M. (Author); [et alii]
Collation: 410 p. ; 23 cm
ISBN: 9781634000543
Language of Publication: English
Publishers: Sacramento, CA: Library Juice Press
Copyright Statement: Library Juice Press; the authors

Includes biographical notes.
Includes index.
Bibliography p. 392-394.

Deposited by: Collections
Date Deposited: 03 Apr 2019 15:49
Last Modified: 12 Apr 2019 15:22
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