'Change the Subject' Documentary
May 9, 2019 2:24 AM   Subscribe

'Change the Subject' Documentary [via mefi projects]

For more on the subject of bias in library classification check out The Kitchen Sisters on the Dewey Decimal System and the X̱wi7x̱wa library’s efforts to develop a cataloguing system for indigenous people.
posted by CMcG (4 comments total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
This is very cool. Thanks for sharing.
posted by Mchelly at 6:44 AM on May 9, 2019 [2 favorites]

This is so important. I'm so glad this is happening.
posted by umbú at 8:35 AM on May 10, 2019 [2 favorites]

Thanks CMcG! I'm the co-director of the film and put this on projects, really happy to see it make front page. I appreciate the Xwi7xwa library link; we will be screening the documentary this coming Friday at the HASTAC 2019 conference on the UBC campus, located on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓-speaking Musqueam (xʷməθkʷəy̓əm) people and home of the Xwi7xwa library. Looking forward to connecting there and learning more about their work!
posted by soy bean at 6:51 PM on May 10, 2019 [2 favorites]

soy bean, I was pumped when I saw this in projects! Great work!
posted by CMcG at 3:39 PM on May 14, 2019

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