ABC-CLIO

The Organization of Information, 3rd Edition

by Arlene G. Taylor and Daniel N. Joudrey

 

Provides a detailed and insightful discussion of such basic retrieval tools as bibliographies, catalogs, indexes, finding aids, registers, databases, major bibliographic utilities, and other organizing entities.

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December 2008

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Pages 512
Volumes 1
Size 7x10
Grade College
Topics Organization of Information and Knowledge Management/Cataloging and Classification
  Librarianship: Philosophy, Values, and Issues/History of Books, Publishing, and Librarianship

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.

Features

  • Restructured and expanded sections on metadata (description, access, and access control) and subject analysis and aboutness
  • Significant revisions to sections dealing with indexing and abstracting, systems and system design, and authority control (especially FRAR)
  • Expanded coverage of archives and archival finding aids, museums and galleries, and digital libraries
Table of Contents

List of Figures Preface Acknowledgments by Arlene G. Taylor Acknowledgments by Daniel N. Joudrey Chapter 1: Organization of Recorded Information Chapter 2: Retrieval Tools Chapter 3: Development of the Organization of Recorded Information in Western Civilization Chapter 4: Metadata Chapter 5: Encoding Standards Chapter 6: Systems and System Design Chapter 7: Metadata: Description Chapter 8: Metadata: Access and Authority Control Chapter 9: Subject Analysis Chapter 10: Systems for Vocabulary Control Chapter 11: Systems for Categorization Conclusion Appendix A: An Approach to Subject Analysis Appendix B: Arrangement of Physical Information Resources Appendix C: Arrangement of Metadata Displays Glossary Selected Bibliography Index

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