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Alms08 Greenblatt

Treatment of LGBTIQ Concepts in Thesauri

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Alms08 Greenblatt

  1. 1. Ellen Greenblatt University of Colorado Denver
  2. 2. General Thesauri
  3. 3. Screenshot: 1999 Controversy
  4. 4. 2008 Current
  5. 5. Visual Thesaurus
  6. 6. Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH)
  7. 7. Problems – LCSH <ul><li>Conflates Gender & Sex </li></ul><ul><li>Uses Sexual Minorities as an umbrella heading for LGBTI (sans Q) people </li></ul><ul><li>Uses Gays as an umbrella term for Gay Men & Lesbians </li></ul>
  8. 8. Placement in Hierarchy LCSH Persons Minorities Sexual Minorities (UF Gender minorities) Bisexuals Gays Gay men Lesbians Intersex people Transgender people
  9. 9. UNESCO Thesaurus
  10. 10. Placement in Hierarchy UNESCO MICROTHESAURUS: 4.20 Social Problems Disadvantaged groups Gender minorities MICROTHESAURUS: 4.10 Psychology Behavior Sexual behavior Gender minorities MICROTHESAURUS: 6.10 Human rights Nothing!
  11. 11. Collective terms
  12. 12. Humanities & Social Science Electronic Thesaurus (HASSET)
  13. 13. Placement in Hierarchy HASSET Human behavior Sexual behavior Sexual orientation Bisexuality Heterosexuality Homosexuality Female homosexuality Male homosexuality
  14. 14. UK Archival Thesaurus (UKAT)
  15. 15. Placement in Hierarchy UKAT MICROTHESAURUS: 4.15 Social systems Groups Social groups Gender minorities Gays Lesbians Support groups Bisexual groups Gay groups Lesbian groups Transsexual groups
  16. 16. Placement in Hierarchy UKAT MICROTHESAURUS: 4.10 Psychology Sexuality Bisexuality Homosexuality Lesbianism Transsexuality MICROTHESAURUS: 6.10 Human rights Civil and political rights Bisexual rights Gay rights Lesbian rights
  17. 17. Homosaurus Queer Thesaurus International Homo/Lesbian Information Center and Archives
  18. 18. (Dutch) Overview & Comparison
  19. 19. Categories English Dutch (English)
  20. 20. Subcategories English Dutch
  21. 21. Only appears in Dutch Dutch English
  22. 22. Other Thesauri <ul><li>AIM25 </li></ul><ul><li>LGBT Life Thesaurus </li></ul>Contact information: Ellen Greenblatt [email_address]