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  1. Structures for Organizing Knowledge: Exploring Taxonomies, Ontologies, and Other Schema
    Structures for Organizing Knowledge: Exploring Taxonomies, Ontologies, and Other Schema
    Structures for Organizing Knowledge: Exploring Taxonomies, Ontologies, and Other Schema
    Structures for Organizing Knowledge: Exploring Taxonomies, Ontologies, and Other Schema
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  2. Structures for Organizing Knowledge: Exploring Taxonomies, Ontologies, and Other Schema

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LIS professionals use structures for organizing knowledge when they catalog and classify objects in the collection, when they develop databases, when they design customized taxonomies, or when they search online. Organizing Knowledge: Exploring Taxonomies, Ontologies, and Other Schema explores and explains this basic function by looking at three questions: 1) How do we organize objects so that they make sense and are useful? 2) What role do categories, classifications, taxonomies, and other structures play in the process of organizing? 3) What do information professionals need to know about organizing behaviors in order to design useful structures for organizing knowledge? Taking a broad, yet specialized approach that is a first in the field, this book answers those questions by examining three threads: traditional structures for organizing knowledge; personal structures for organizing knowledge; and socially-constructed structures for organizing knowledge. Through these threads, it offers avenues for expanding thinking on classification and classification schemes, taxonomy and ontology development, and structures. Both a history of the development of taxonomies and an analysis of current research, theories, and applications, this volume explores a wide array of topics, including the new digital, social aspect of taxonomy development. Examples of subjects covered include: formal and informal structures; early taxonomists and their contributions; cataloging codes; classification schemes; standards and best practice; descriptive cataloging; metadata schema standards; applications of knowledge structures; classification schemes; social networking, bookmarking, and cataloging sites; tags, tagging, and folksonomies. Thought exercises, references, and a list of helpful websites augment each section. A final chapter, 'Thinking Ahead: Are We at a Crossroads?' uses 'envisioning exercises' to help LIS professionals look into the future.

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What happens when library science meets the most cutting edge of big data? This book! I work in big data a lot, and have seen "CDO" positions created very recently ("chief data officer") that pay $250K US plus, and are more and more being considered senior management, with all the stock and equity considerations of every other top contributor. And, for valid reasons: the hottest techs today live or die by their data.

So who do you recruit for the high demand, low supply data science pros? Flex and bison programmers? IT folks? Suggestion: LIBRARIANS???? You won't laugh at me if you read this book! I've long suspected that one of these days companies like Google and Amazon would figure out that a lot of what they have been doing IS LIS. Abbas proves that point on every page here.

Although this is an American Library Association technical text supposedly for library science, the eclectic applications for ALL knowledge organization jumps off of every page. The book... Read more
One sees this very much as a work in progress. Abbas provides a useful comparison between 3 groups of taxonomies: traditional hierarchies used by librarians and academic communities, personal forms of organization and socially created folksonomies (user generated tags) on the Web. The surprising result is that there are so many different standards to choose from. Chapters 2-4 contain a mess of acronyms, briefly explained as to their rationale which may be skimmed for definitions and some quite useful advisory notes on principles and advisory notes. Abbas advises that the selection of key fields and the overall structure of a cataloging method may suit one group of user, but not all. She brings this out by comparing the work of Charles A. Cutter, who devised the schema for the Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) and Minne Earl Sears who adapted a simpler version of Cutter's system with less overhead for smaller libraries and collections. Abbas notes (citing... Read more
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