University's Pride Library comes out of the shadow
cathyp writes "From today's Toronto Star:
In an ordinary Canadian library, if Andrew George searched for a book with the keyword "bears," the computer system would list all the volumes dealing with a large furry animal.
Not at the University of Western Ontario's new Pride Library, where the information popping up would be about a unique subculture hairy and heavy gay men.
And if the third-year comparative literature student wants to research drag queens, he can save himself the hassle of figuring out the keywords he'd need in the standard academic system: "impersonator, female."
That's because a unique search engine that accommodates "queer lingo" is among the features of the collection that will open officially today as Canada's first library devoted to the academic study of "diversexuality."