The organization of information

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Libraries Unlimited, 2004 - Computers - 417 pages
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The extensively revised and completely updated second edition of this popular textbook provides LIS practitioners and students with a vital guide to the organization of information. After a broad overview of the concept and its role in human endeavors, Taylor proceeds to 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. After tracing the development of the organization of recorded information in Western civilization from 2000 B.C.E. to the present, the author addresses topics that include encoding standards (MARC, SGML, and various DTDs), metadata (description, access, and access control), verbal subject analysis including controlled vocabularies and ontologies, classification theory and methodology, arrangement and display, and system design.

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Retrieval Tools
Development of the Organization of Recorded
Encoding Standards

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ARLENE G. TAYLOR is Professor, School of Information Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and author of several works on cataloging and classification. She has received ALA's Margaret Mann Citation in Cataloging and Classification.