The Organization of Information

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 12/23/2008
  • Publisher: ABC CLIO LTD

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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
Retrieval Tools
Development of the Organization of Recorded Information in Western Civilization
Encoding Standards
Systems and System Design
Metadata: Description
Metadata: Access and Authority Control
Subject Analysis
Systems for Vocabulary Control
Systems for Categorization
An Approach to Subject Analysis
Arrangement of Physical Information Resources
Arrangement of Metadata Displays
Selected Bibliography
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