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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
Table of Contents
|List of Figures|
|Organization of Recorded Information|
|Development of the Organization of Recorded Information in Western Civilization|
|Systems and System Design|
|Metadata: Access and Authority Control|
|Systems for Vocabulary Control|
|Systems for Categorization|
|An Approach to Subject Analysis|
|Arrangement of Physical Information Resources|
|Arrangement of Metadata Displays|
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