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Homosaurus terms processing added to MARCIVE authorities processing options

Written by Joan on April 26, 2023. Posted in Blog

February 22, 2024

MARCIVE has added processing for libraries wanting to use Homosaurus terms in their catalog. Our processing offers two robust options for processing terms from this thesaurus.

The first option is to add Homosaurus terms based on existing Library of Congress headings in your database. The Homosaurus Editorial Board has provided a list of over 400 Library of Congress Subject heading terms that they have identified as exact matches to a Homosaurus term. As a preprocessing step, we will examine the 650 _0 terms in your data and add the equivalent Homosaurus term when available. Homosaurus terms do not have subdivisions, so any subdivision in the LC heading will not be copied into the new Homosaurus term.

Examples: ____________________________________________________________________________

LC Access point: 650 _0 $a Gay authors $z United States.
Added by MARCIVE: 650 _7 $a Gay authors. $2 homoit

LC Access point: 650 _0 $a Body piercing.
Added by MARCIVE: 650 _7 $a Piercings. $2 homoit

LC Access point: 650 _0 $a Fertilization in vitro.
Added by MARCIVE: 650 _7 $a In vitro fertilization $2 homoit

In addition to adding Homosaurus terms to bibliographic records, these added terms, along with any existing terms coded as Homosaurus (_7 $2 homoit) can be compared to the Homosaurus vocabulary Preferred term and Alternative Term (Use For). The terms will be verified or updated as needed and URIs can be added.

Example: ____________________________________________________________________________

Incoming heading: 650 _7 $a Gender inclusive language. $2 homoit

Based on Vocabulary for this term, library’s bibliographic heading is updated to:

No URI added: 650 _7 $a Gender-neutral language. $2 homoit
URI added 650 _7 $a Gender-neutral language. $2 homoit $0

From Vocabulary for this term:
Identifier: homoit0002259
Preferred Term: Gender-neutral language

Alternative Term (Use For)
Gender inclusive language
Gender neutral language
Gender-inclusive language

If you are an existing customer, please contact your MARCIVE representative to find out how to add this processing to your current profile.  If you are not a customer yet and want to know more about this processing, please contact [email protected] for further information.