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The Organization of Information [Hardcover]

Arlene G. Taylor , Daniel N. Joudrey

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Dec 23 2008 1591585864 978-1591585862 3rd Revised edition

This third edition of Taylor's modern classic continues to articulate the theory, principles, standards, and tools behind information organization.

As with previous editions, it begins with strong justification for the continued importance of organizing principles and practice. Following a broad overview of the concept and its role in human endeavors, Taylor and Joudrey provide a detailed and insightful discussion of such basic retrieval tools as inventories, bibliographies, catalogs, indexes, finding aids, registers, databases, major bibliographic utilities, and other organizing entities; and subsequently trace the development of the organization of recorded information in Western civilization from 2000 B.C.E. to the present. Standards of codification (MARC, SGML, and various DTDs), controlled vocabularies and ontologies, and Web 2.0 technologies are but a sample of its extensive topical coverage.

Still the title of choice for students and professionals eager to embrace the heritage, immediacy, and future of this fascinating field of study.


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  • Hardcover: 512 pages
  • Publisher: Libraries Unlimited; 3rd Revised edition edition (Dec 23 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1591585864
  • ISBN-13: 978-1591585862
  • Product Dimensions: 25.9 x 18.3 x 3.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 Kg
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #503,900 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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• restructured and expanded sections on metadata (description, access, and access control) and subject analysis and aboutness.

• significant revisions to sections dealing with indexing and abstracting, systems and system design, and authority control (especially FRAR.)

• improved coverage of archives and archival finding aids, museums and galleries, and digital libraries

Book Description

Provides 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.


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5.0 out of 5 stars Complete and comprehensive in its application April 13 2009
By Midwest Book Review - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
More and more information comes into the world every day, and if it can't be managed, there is little point to it. Now in an updated and expanded third edition, "The Organization of Information" is a library science manual focusing on the modern advancements and how they affect libraries and other key compounds of information. Libraries, archives, museums, even the internet are all discussed in the forms they are used to store the massive amounts of information and data the world produces. With chapters on the many complex methods one must deal with to maintain the integrity of original documents, items, and other important subjects, "The Organization of Information" is complete and comprehensive in its application. "The Organization of Information" is enhanced with bibliographies, indexes, glossaries, and more, making it an absolute must for any archive which wants to serve its purpose well.
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Library Science Textbook Feb. 3 2011
By geojackster - Published on Amazon.com
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I purchased this textbook for a class on Information Organization. Although the content is detail-heavy and is not meant to be read cover to cover, it is a good resource that student librarians, information professionals, and those interested in the subject will be satisfied with. Topics include the history of cataloging and classification, information retrieval systems, metadata, subject analysis, and authority control. The Semantic Web and the future of information organization on the internet are also discussed throughout the text.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Comprehensive Introduction April 9 2011
By Arador - Published on Amazon.com
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This book was a textbook for an information science course that I took. The topics are pretty self-evident from the title. The book covered many good topics that any information professional should be familiar with. Chapter titles included: retrieval tools, history of organization of recorded information, metadata, encoding standards, system and system design, subject analysis, controlled vocabularies, and classification systems. Overall full of god information, provided overviews of many topics, and included many notes and suggestions for further readings.
2.0 out of 5 stars Not very clear. Better, perhaps, for those with some previous cataloging experience. May 8 2014
By K. Swope - Published on Amazon.com
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As a student nearly finished with her ALA accredited MLIS, I felt that this was not a clear textbook. There were frequent editing issues that, at times, made comprehending the material distracting or, at worse, difficult. The lack of examples and flow made it difficult for me, personally, to feel I learned from the book. While I am aware of the discussion/debate about terms and meanings such as "cataloging" and "metadata," many of the other terms in the book are not solidly defined and terms with variations are not used with a consistent tone for better comprehension. This book may work better for those that have some previous experience in cataloging or metadata. I would not suggest it for those that learn better with examples, as the book tends to try and write out many explanations that could have better been conveyed with comparative illustrated examples. As the subject matter largely covers digital cataloging and metadata, encoding standards,and systems and system design, visual examples of entries would be of greater help than attempting to write a description of an entry out. I would not consider this a textbook for beginners/novices.
5.0 out of 5 stars Best LIS textbook Dec 11 2013
By indieblack - Published on Amazon.com
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If you know absolutely nothing about LIS, get this textbook. It is written clearly and concisely. Also, it has a nice glossary in the back. I will not sell this back. This is the first textbook I've purchased that was worth the money!

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