Academic journal article Journal of Information Ethics

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Academic journal article Journal of Information Ethics

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To the editor:

Juris Dilevko generously alludes to my career-long advocacy of providing ample and accurate subject headings in the bibliographic records for library materials ("Politics of Trigger Warnings," Fall 20i5). He might also have mentioned a commitment to include contents notes that reveal the actual scope, substance, and tone of a given work. One reason for these practices is surely to assist catalog searchers in deciding whether a particular item "is right for them." But that's not the sole reason. Another is to fairly and fully reflect what the material is about, what's in it, and what perspective it conveys. One more, with special respect to notes, is to permit helpful keyword searching for cited names and subtopics that don't merit discrete subject or added entries. And finally, rigorous, precise, and sufficient subject tracings further allow the material to be discovered through online subject searching.

Perhaps needless to say, all this note-taking, subject heading assignment, and specifying added entries (e. …

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