The NEOS Decolonizing Description Working Group was established last summer to actualise the work in which the University of Alberta has been engaged for a number of years to develop more respectful subject headings relating to Indigenous peoples and topics. The working group has made significant progress with this work: identifying existing subject headings that need to be evaluated, establishing a process for determining more appropriate terms, creating authority records for our local subject headings, and developing a method to automatically identify existing bibliographic records that require our local subject headings and add them to those records. This presentation updates the NEOS community on our work so far, describes some of the significant decisions we made, and identifies remaining work. It is intended for a general audience.
Event: 2021 NEOS Library Consortium Mini-Conference.