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The Organization of Information
Third Edition
Arlene G. Taylor, Daniel N. Joudrey
978-1-59884-812-0

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The Organization of Information

Third Edition

Arlene G. Taylor, Daniel N. Joudrey Arlene G. Taylor, Daniel N. Joudrey


December 2008

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Series: Library and Information Science Text Series

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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.

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.)
• improved coverage of archives and archival finding aids, museums and galleries, and digital libraries
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
Reviews
"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."—Reference & Research Book News

"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."—The Midwest Book Review

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