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Wednesday, October 9 • 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Falsehoods Librarians Believe About Names

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It’s really tempting to “do Linked Data” by semantically modelling a domain for maximum meaning. But encoding names (or anything to do with people) can be really difficult. It’s easy to insert our own biases into our frameworks, which can result in a system that is harmful to individuals or groups. What structures in Drupal and RDF can we use to manage names in bibliographic or authority data without falling into these traps?
Suggested reading: https://www.kalzumeus.com/2010/06/17/falsehoods-programmers-believe-about-names/


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Charlie Tillay

Cataloging and Metadata Librarian, Tulane University
Islandora Metadata Interest Group Co-convener; NACO trainee; Code of Conduct Editing Team Member

Rosie Le Faive

Digital Infrastructure and Discovery Librarian, UPEI

Wednesday October 9, 2019 4:00pm - 4:30pm PDT
Harbour Centre, Joseph & Rosalie Segal Centre 1400-1410 515 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3