This issue, the spotlight is on subject headings.
How do you view the importance for discoverability of subject access through headings, and do you have any stories or research to support this? Have you worked on projects that have involved subject headings? Have you fought to change outdated and/or offensive headings, and do you have any thoughts on the ethical challenges presented by this aspect of librarianship? Do you use, or are you involved in creating or maintaining, any specialised or bespoke vocabularies? We’d be very happy to help spread the word about vocabularies you’ve found useful which others might not know about.
The deadline for this issue is 28th February. Please contact the editors (Philip Keates: P.Keates@kingston.ac.uk and Martin Kelleher: firstname.lastname@example.org) with proposed papers, any queries, or if you want to offer a paper that does not fit into the theme mentioned. We are always happy to consider papers on topics unrelated to an issue’s theme, especially if it is the result of some research you have conducted, or a project you have been involved in. We encourage people from all sectors to contribute, and actively welcome international contributions as well. Papers can be up to 2,000 words, and we are happy to include a selection of images. Please check our guidance for contributors:
Philip Keates and Martin Kelleher