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LGBTQ Tag Roll-Out

To: Catalogers
From: Joan Swanekamp
Date: (Sept. 25 2007issue date/ 02/22/2008 11:37 AM revision date)

Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2007 11:39:21 -0400
From: Joan Swanekamp <>
Cc: Meg Bellinger <>,
        Marcia Romanansky <>
Subject: [Yulcat-l] LGBTQ Tag Roll-Out

Dear Cataloging Colleagues:
We are pleased to announce the roll-out of a new initiative designed to improve access to Yale University Librarys extensive holdings of material related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) topics.  On October 1 staff in Acquisitions, CMS, and cataloging units throughout the Library, will begin adding a new tag in the MARC 690 field, LGBTQ resource, to records for material having LGBTQ content.  A scope note and guidelines for adding the tag, along with a brief summary of the considerations that led to its creation, can be found in Policies & Procedures at .  When you review this documentation, please particularly note that the tag should be present in records for any item that has either been bannered (by a selector/curator or Acquisitions staff) for LGBTQ content or has a relevant LGBTQ subject heading.
A macro for this new tag has been created and can be downloaded from PCAmigo.  Instructions for loading and running the macro are at:
If you have any questions about the implementation of this new initiative, please do not hesitate to contact either of us.  Thank you.
Joan Swanekamp
Chief Catalog Librarian, Catalog and Metadata Services
Tom Bolze
Catalog Librarian, Rare Book Team

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