Radical Cataloging: From words to action

Heather Lember, Suzanne Lipkin, Richard Jung Lee


Radical cataloging seeks to give a voice to people and concepts that are difficult to access through library subject searches. This article will explore four areas of radical cataloging: cataloging rules and the inequities and hierarchical problems inherent in classification itself, the use of cataloging to further a cause, the challenges of language in subject headings; and cataloging efforts around unconventional collections, such as zines.


cataloging, subject headings, zines, non-traditional libraries, radical cataloging, radical reference, special collections

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