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Wikipedia, Wikidata, Cataloging, Demographic Group Terms


Presenters will discuss their investigation into using Wikipedia to identify author characteristics in order to enhance bibliographic records using terminology from the new controlled vocabulary, Library of Congress Demographic Group Terms (LCDGT). Focusing on African American writers, the session will discuss workflows, ethical issues, and opportunity cost in assigning LCDGT terms using citations showing self-identification to satisfy Library of Congress standards.



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