Feminism and the Future of Library Discovery
Author(s)Sadler, Bess; Bourg, Chris
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This paper discusses the various ways in which the practices of libraries and librarians influence the diversity (or lack thereof) of scholarship and information access. We examine some of the cultural biases inherent in both library classification systems and newer forms of information access like Google search algorithms, and propose ways of recognizing bias and applying feminist principles in the design of information services for scholars, particularly as libraries reinvent themselves to grapple with digital collections.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Libraries
Sadler, Bess and Chris Bourg. "Feminism and the Future of Library Discovery." Code4 Journal Issue 28 (2015-04-15), p.1-5.
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