Library of Congress Subject Headings Related to Indigenous Peoples: a Project Changing LCSH for use in a Canadian Archival Context
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The Association for Manitoba Archives has created a database where members can deposit archival descriptions, to provide a central search for users. Library of Congress Subject Headings were also added, to provide a controlled subject vocabulary to use in the descriptions. Changes were made to LCSH to better describe material about or by Indigenous peoples, including: the word “Indian”; geographic place embedded in terms such as “Indians of North America”; changes related to Manitoba peoples specifically; and miscellaneous changes not part of a larger pattern. New terms were also added.