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The Discipline of Organizing

Author: Robert J Glushko
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : The MIT Press, [2013]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Organizing is such a common activity that we often do it without thinking much about it. In our daily lives we organize physical things -- books on shelves, cutlery in kitchen drawers -- and digital things -- Web pages, MP3 files, scientific datasets. Millions of people create and browse Web sites, blog, tag, tweet, and upload and download content of all media types without thinking "I'm organizing now" or "I'm  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Discipline of Organizing
(DLC) 2012038046
(OCoLC)813540908
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert J Glushko
ISBN: 9780262313971 0262313979 9780262313964 0262313960
OCLC Number: 871257984
Language Note: English.
Awards: Winner of Co-winner of the 2014 Best Information Science Book awarded by the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS& T). 2014
Description: 1 online resource (xx, 539 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Foundations for Organizing Systems --
Activities in Organizing Systems --
Resources in Organizing Systems --
Resource Description and Metadata --
Describing Relationships and Structures --
Categorization: Describing Resource Classes and Types --
Classification: Assigning Resources to Categories --
The Forms of Resource Descriptions --
Interactions with Resources --
A Roadmap for Organizing Systems.
Responsibility: edited by Robert J. Glushko.
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Abstract:

Organizing is such a common activity that we often do it without thinking much about it. In our daily lives we organize physical things -- books on shelves, cutlery in kitchen drawers -- and digital things -- Web pages, MP3 files, scientific datasets. Millions of people create and browse Web sites, blog, tag, tweet, and upload and download content of all media types without thinking "I'm organizing now" or "I'm retrieving now." This book offers a framework for the theory and practice of organizing that integrates information organization (IO) and information retrieval (IR), bridging the disciplinary chasms between Library and Information Science and Computer Science, each of which views and teaches IO and IR as separate topics and in substantially different ways. It introduces the unifying concept of an Organizing System -- an intentionally arranged collection of resources and the interactions they support -- and then explains the key concepts and challenges in the design and deployment of Organizing Systems in many domains, including libraries, museums, business information systems, personal information management, and social computing. Intended for classroom use or as a professional reference, the book covers the activities common to all organizing systems: identifying resources to be organized; organizing resources by describing and classifying them; designing resource-based interactions; and maintaining resources and organization over time. The book is extensively annotated with disciplinary-specific notes to ground it with relevant concepts and references of library science, computing, cognitive science, law, and business. - Publisher

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