'Terms now regarded as outdated will be replaced' The Scotsman

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Roedd y cais yn llwyddiannus.

Dear National Library of Scotland,

From the Scotsman:

'The National Library of Scotland (NLS) is removing ‘harmful’ and discriminatory colonial descriptions of material held in its vast collection with warnings for items note-0readers may find offensive or distressing now being considered.

Terms now regarded as outdated will be replaced in catalogues and indexes with a recommended glossary of preferred words set to influence presentation of exhibitions, websites and learning resources.'

https://www.scotsman.com/heritage-and-re...

Please provide all information held on the 'outdated' terms and their replacements. I am not interested in your reasoning behind the changes, just in having two lists of terms.

Yours faithfully,

J Roberts

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Kate Wilson

Oct 19 2021, 05:07pm via System

Dear J Roberts, 

Reference number FOI 2021-2022 3001

Thank you for your request below dated 19 October 2021 under the Freedom
of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA).

We received your request on 19 October 2021 and in accordance with FOISA
will respond by 16 November 2021.

If you have any queries please contact me using the contact details below.

With kind regards,

Kate Wilson
Information Officer 

National Library of Scotland
George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1EW

Tel:+44 (0) 131 623 3950
Email: [1][email address]
Website: [2]www.nls.uk 
Twitter: [3]@natlibscot  
Facebook: [4]/NationalLibraryofScotland 

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Original Question

Oct 19 2021, 04:31pm via Email

Freedom of Information request - 'Terms now regarded as outdated will be
replaced' The Scotsman
External Email: This email originated from outside of the National Library
of Scotland. Do not click links or open attachments unless you have
verified the sender and know the content is safe.

Dear National Library of Scotland,

From the Scotsman:

'The National Library of Scotland (NLS) is removing ‘harmful’ and
discriminatory colonial descriptions of material held in its vast
collection with warnings for items note-0readers may find offensive or
distressing now being considered.

Terms now regarded as outdated will be replaced in catalogues and indexes
with a recommended glossary of preferred words set to influence
presentation of exhibitions, websites and learning resources.'

https://www.scotsman.com/heritage-and-re...

Please provide all information held on the 'outdated' terms and their
replacements. I am not interested in your reasoning behind the changes,
just in having two lists of terms.

Yours faithfully,

J Roberts

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Fred Saunderson

Nov 09 2021, 11:55am via System

Dear J Roberts,

Reference number FOI 2021-2022 3001

Thank you for your request under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act
2002 (FOISA) received by the Library on 19 October 2021. In accordance
with FOISA I am replying to your request with this letter within the
statutory time for compliance.

In your request you asked:

"Please provide all information held on the 'outdated' terms and their
replacements. I am not interested in your reasoning behind the changes,
just in having two lists of terms.”

The Library holds information in response to your request. We have
provided this information along with this letter of response. The
information is provided in the file with the title “Inclusive Terminology
Guide & Glossary - NLS - 2.0”, which is included with this response.

We have removed third party (non-National Library) email addresses from
this file. These email addresses were not within the scope of your
request. We have indicated within the document where email addresses have
been removed.

The Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) provides a
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The supply of information through FOISA does not convey any right to
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I hope that this response fully satisfies your request, however please
don’t hesitate to contact me if you require any further information about
the Library.

My contact details are provided below.

With kind regards,

Fredric Saunderson
Rights and Information Manager 

National Library of Scotland
George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1EW

Tel: +44 (0) 131 623 3700
Email: [1][email address] 
Website: [2]www.nls.uk 
Twitter: [3]@natlibscot  
Facebook:  [4]/NationalLibraryofScotland 

Attached Files

* [5]Inclusive_Terminology_Guide___Glossary_-_NLS_-_2.0.docx

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Kate Wilson

Oct 19 2021, 05:07pm via System

Dear J Roberts, 

Reference number FOI 2021-2022 3001

Thank you for your request below dated 19 October 2021 under the Freedom
of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA).

We received your request on 19 October 2021 and in accordance with FOISA
will respond by 16 November 2021.

If you have any queries please contact me using the contact details below.

With kind regards,

Kate Wilson
Information Officer 

National Library of Scotland
George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1EW

Tel:+44 (0) 131 623 3950
Email: [6][email address]
Website: [7]www.nls.uk 
Twitter: [8]@natlibscot  
Facebook: [9]/NationalLibraryofScotland 

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Original Question

Oct 19 2021, 04:31pm via Email

Freedom of Information request - 'Terms now regarded as outdated will be
replaced' The Scotsman
External Email: This email originated from outside of the National Library
of Scotland. Do not click links or open attachments unless you have
verified the sender and know the content is safe.

Dear National Library of Scotland,

From the Scotsman:

'The National Library of Scotland (NLS) is removing ‘harmful’ and
discriminatory colonial descriptions of material held in its vast
collection with warnings for items note-0readers may find offensive or
distressing now being considered.

Terms now regarded as outdated will be replaced in catalogues and indexes
with a recommended glossary of preferred words set to influence
presentation of exhibitions, websites and learning resources.'

https://www.scotsman.com/heritage-and-re...

Please provide all information held on the 'outdated' terms and their
replacements. I am not interested in your reasoning behind the changes,
just in having two lists of terms.

Yours faithfully,

J Roberts

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Please use this email address for all replies to this request:

[FOI #800737 email]

Is [National Library of Scotland request email] the wrong address for Freedom of Information requests to
National Library of Scotland? If so, please contact us using this form:

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Disclaimer: This message and any reply that you make will be published on
the internet. Our privacy and copyright policies:

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latest advice from the ICO:

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Please note that in some cases publication of requests and responses will
be delayed.

If you find this service useful as an FOI officer, please ask your web
manager to link to us from your organisation's FOI page.

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

National Library of Scotland, Scottish Charity, No: SC011086

Our reading rooms are now open! Visit our website to book your place and
pre-order material.

This communication is for the addressee(s) only. If you are not the
addressee please inform the sender and delete the email from your system.
The statements and opinions expressed in this message are those of the
author and do not necessarily reflect those of National Library of
Scotland. This message is subject to the Freedom of Information (Scotland)
Act 2002 (FOISA) and data protection legislation. Personal data sent to
the Library is processed in accordance with our privacy information at
www.nls.uk/privacy. No liability is accepted for any harm that may be
caused to your systems or data by this message.

If this communication relates to a FOISA request that you are not happy
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Dear LibAnswers,

FOI 2021-2022 3001

Thank you for your response.

I can't find the attachment, please resend me a copy.

5]Inclusive_Terminology_Guide___Glossary_-_NLS_-_2.0.docx

Yours sincerely,

J Roberts

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Fred Saunderson

Nov 10 2021, 11:07am via System

Dear J Roberts,

As requested, please find the file attached again.

With kind regards,

Fredric Saunderson
Rights and Information Manager 

National Library of Scotland
George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1EW

Tel: +44 (0) 131 623 3700
Email: [1][email address] 
Website: [2]www.nls.uk 
Twitter: [3]@natlibscot  
Facebook:  [4]/NationalLibraryofScotland 

Attached Files

* [5]Inclusive_Terminology_Guide___Glossary_-_NLS_-_2.0.docx

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Original Question

Nov 09 2021, 11:02pm via Email

Re: [FOISA] Freedom of Information request - 'Terms now regarded as
outdated will be replaced' The Scotsman
Dear LibAnswers,

FOI 2021-2022 3001

Thank you for your response.

I can't find the attachment, please resend me a copy.

5]Inclusive_Terminology_Guide___Glossary_-_NLS_-_2.0.docx

Yours sincerely,

J Roberts

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Dear LibAnswers,

Thank you. You did attach it the first time, my mistake for not noticing.

Yours sincerely,

J Roberts