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IGeLU 2020 Digital Conference and Developers' Day 14 -17th September, 2020

All events will be held online. It is worth noting that all times in the program are quoted in British Summer Time (BST ; = UTC+1).

You can register here. As we are running multiple streams, we have had to break down the registration process to a day-by-day and session-by-session registration process.


Transforming Subjects: Solving a Terminology Problem
Thu 17 Sep, 2020, 14:45–15:10, Zoom - 2
Conference or Developers' Day
Conference (20 minutes + 5 min Q/A)
Session Abstract
In 2016, the Library of Congress decided to revise the subject heading “Illegal aliens.” The House of Representatives objected and ordered LC to continue using “Illegal aliens.” This was the first time a chamber of Congress had intervened over an LC decision regarding subject headings.

In fall 2019, the California State University Libraries considered options to address this terminology problem. This session will present the issues and describe the solution implemented. The CSU Libraries are on Primo Back Office. The WorldCat master bibliographic record is the default record in the shared catalog (Network Zone) in Alma. The solution intentionally does not make changes to the shared record. Instead, it relies on transformation routines applied during Primo normalization. These transformation routines were applied to the normalization rules in the display, facets, search, and browse PNX sections to address this terminology problem.

Options for Primo VE will also be shared.
Discovery / User Experience
Applicable Ex Libris Product
Primo VE
Target Audience Skill Level
Marcus Jun, Washington Research Library Consortium
Presenter's job title:
Alma Network Zone Manager
Israel Yáñez, California State University Sacramento
Co-presenter's job title:
Library Services Specialist
Luiz H. Mendes, California State University, Northridge
Co-presenter's job title:
Chair / Cataloging Coordinator
Leon Krauthausen, Freie Universität Berlin