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The Organization of Information: (original 2009; edition 1999)

by Arlene G. Taylor

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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.… (more)
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Comprehensive textbook, with just the right mix for information classification, including history (the hand written card catalogs) and modern database coding.
  Bermudacat | Jun 19, 2018 |
Has a lot of technical data and sometimes requires reading and re-reading passages. ( )
  rlenstra87 | Jun 17, 2018 |
An interesting overview of the various methods used to organize information. ( )
  KimberlyBurnette | Jun 11, 2018 |
Clearly explains technical information and includes humorous sentences. ( )
  Bekalyn | Feb 9, 2018 |
This is good book for gaining an entry level understanding of the organization of information, cataloging and metadata. ( )
  dythompson | Jun 4, 2016 |
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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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This book was required reading for MLIS 4010, Organization of Information, which I took in the fall of 2012.  I found it difficult to read, but a good reference to utilize.
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