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A letter written to the National Library of Medicine addressing concerns regarding the problematic medical subject heading, "Blacks", other problematic terms, and the process by which they are selected. The letter concludes with recommendations for improvement by the authors and endorsed by several hundred signatories. In total, the letter was signed by 726 library workers from around the world and sent by email to National Library of Medicine representatives on Friday, June 10th, 2022. In addition, it was also shared with the Medical Library Association which distributed it through their website under the op-ed, "Open Letter to NLM Regarding MeSH Term Changes" and later as an MLAConnect post titled, "NLM Responds to Librarians’ Open Letter re: MeSH Term Changes".
Controlled vocabularies; Medical librarianship; Subject headings--Medicine
Cataloging and Metadata | Health Sciences and Medical Librarianship
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Letter to NLM about MeSH.