LBCC Librarian Jane Sandberg is the editor of the new book “Ethical questions in name
authority control,” recently published by Litwin Books.
The book contains chapters written by library scholars from the U.S., Canada, Israel, and Iran covering how library catalogs describe people (such as authors of books or subjects of biographies), and how librarians can think about describing those people in respectful ways.
The collection explores and develops a framework through theoretical and practice-based essays, stories, interviews, taxonomies, content analyses, and other methods. As it explores ethical questions in a variety of settings, the book aims to deepen readers’ understanding of names, identities, and library catalogs.
The chapters from this volume are intended to spark conversations among librarians, archivists, library technologists, library administrators, and library and information science students.
About Jane Sandberg: Jane Sandberg received her MLIS from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. As Electronic Resources Librarian at Linn-Benton Community College, Sandberg coordinates library cataloging and systems. Her research interests include linked data approaches to name authority control, queer and trans local histories, open source software in rural communities, and historical dimensions of online transgender activism.