Organizing Information: From the Shelf to the Web Paperback – 14 May 2007
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"This is a very thorough review of the area, and currency is very good." (MmIT)
"The Chowdhury's have provided a detailed and up-to-date text book on organizing information in the digital era. The content is of immense practical value for librarians and information professionals involved in both traditional and digital libraries." (Libray Collections, Acquisitions and Technical Services)
About the Author
G.G. Chowdhury BSc MLISc PhD FCLIP is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Computer and Information Sciences, University of Strathclyde.
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The book looks at what it means to organize information and how said organization works in realms outside the library. Later chapters look at specific aspects of knowledge organization in a library setting: cataloging (MARC), library classification (LCC, DDC, Colon), subject headings, organzing information on the web, metadata, markup languages, ontologies, information architecture, the semantic web, and finally current issues and trends.
I liked the structure of this book especially. Each chapter begins with an introduction that provides an overview of the topic before going into more detail in the body of the chapter which organized into different headings. The chapter ends with a summary, review questions, and a list of references.
Knowledge organization is one of those areas where some topics will be more interesting than others. This book gives everything a fair shake and provides a nice amount of information about everything. It just does so for a really ridiculous amount of money.
I love the way everything is explained and the contets can be applied on practical excercises or to prepare small courses on the subject.
I think it is difficult to find this content as well explained like this one.
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