ALA Unit/Subunit: ALCTS,ALCTS_CMMS
Meeting Type: Program
Cost: Included with full conference registration.
Knowledge organization systems (KOS), including vocabularies and classification systems, represent our world of knowledge and information resources. Inclusion or exclusion of topics, terms, and the choice of “authorized” terms all affect resource representation and access. Studies have documented areas of bias or marginalization, such as non-dominant religions, gender, race, non-dominant cultures, and indigenous cultures. Intercultural awareness and competence is important for professionals working with KOS to help reduce and avoid misrepresentations. This presentation will discuss preliminary findings from a recent study on the intercultural awareness and competence of professionals who develop, maintain, or apply KOS.
Co-sponsored by CaMMS