Bourbon Whiskey, Controlled Vocabularies, and Library of Congress Subject Headings

A brief video documenting our journey to have Bourbon whiskey established as a Library of Congress Subject Heading. To quote the post from the Nunn Center’s blog, “Catalogers and metadata specialists around the world were forced to use the ambiguous and misleading term “Whiskey” to describe something that was declared by US Congress in 1964 to be an indigenous product of the United States. All Bourbon is whiskey, but not all whiskey is Bourbon. This video reveals the Nunn Center’s epic journey to give Bourbon whiskey its rightful place in the Library of Congress Subject Headings.”

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