The Organization Of Information / Edition 3

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Overview

This third edition of Taylor's modern classic continues to articulate the theory, principles, standards, and tools behind information organization.

As with previous editions, it begins with strong justification for the continued importance of organizing principles and practice. Following a broad overview of the concept and its role in human endeavors, Taylor and Joudrey provide a detailed and insightful discussion of such basic retrieval tools as inventories, bibliographies, catalogs, indexes, finding aids, registers, databases, major bibliographic utilities, and other organizing entities; and subsequently trace the development of the organization of recorded information in Western civilization from 2000 B.C.E. to the present. Standards of codification (MARC, SGML, and various DTDs), controlled vocabularies and ontologies, and Web 2.0 technologies are but a sample of its extensive topical coverage.

Still the title of choice for students and professionals eager to embrace the heritage, immediacy, and future of this fascinating field of study.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"This work is highly recommended for anyone seeking to know more about the organization of information."

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ARBA

"With chapters on the many complex methods one must deal with to maintain the integrity of original documents, items, and other important subjects, The Organization of Information is complete and comprehensive in its application. The Organization of Information is enhanced with bibliographies, indexes, glossaries, and more, making it an absolute must for any archive which wants to serve its purpose well."

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The Midwest Book Review

"While the text covers the theory, principles, standards, and tools behind information organization in all types of environments, the main focus is on libraries. The text has been reorganized and extensively updated throughout, including new and expanded material on indexing, abstracting, archival finding aids, museum databases, metadata models, XML and XML schemas, the future of MARC, discovery interfaces to information systems, next generation catalogs, new metadata standards (DACS, CCO, CDWA, and FRBR), bibliographic relationships and authority control, the aboutness of an information resource, issues related to tagging, the nature of categories and classification, and clustering."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781591587002
  • Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
  • Publication date: 12/1/2008
  • Series: Library and Information Science Text Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 512
  • Sales rank: 135,712
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

ARLENE G. TAYLOR is professor emerita, School of Information Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, and author of several works on cataloging and classification and authority control. She has received ALA's Margaret Mann Citation in Cataloging and Classification and the ALA Highsmith Library Literature Award.

DANIEL N. JOUDREY is an assistant professor in the Graduate School of Library and Information Science, Simmons College, Boston, Massachusetts, where he teaches information organization and cataloging. His research interests include aboutness determination, subject access to information, and cataloging education.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements Arlene G. Taylor Taylor, Arlene G.

Acknowledgements Daniel N. Joudrey Joudrey, Daniel N.

1 Organization of recorded information 1

2 Retrieval tools 39

3 Development of the organization of recorded information in western civilization 67

4 Metadata 89

5 Encoding standards 129

6 Systems and system design 159

7 Metadata: description 199

8 Metadata: access and authority control 245

9 Subject analysis 303

10 Systems for vocabulary control 333

11 Systems for categorization 375

Conclusion 417

App. A An approach to subject analysis 419

App. B Arrangement of physical information resources in libraries 429

App. C Arrangement of metadata displays 433

Glossary 441

Selected bibliography 479

Index 499

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2009

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    I had to read it for class. There was a ton of information in here, so if you can stand to read such dry material, and sift through all the boring, blathering passages, I'm sure you can find all the information you want.

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