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Confusing, inaccurate, and just goofy : Author assessments of ‘Indians of North America’ cataloguing Bullard, Julia


This short paper presents preliminary results from an interview study with authors focusing on the catalogue record of their books. Choosing works with subject headings currently considered for revision based on inaccurate terminology referring to Indigenous Peoples, we asked participants for assessments of the authenticity and accuracy of variant catalogue records. Our primary findings add to a growing consensus that the term ‘Indians of North America’ is unsuitable for subject cataloguing.

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