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Author Hlava, Marjorie M. K., author.

Title The taxobook. Part 1, History, theories, and concepts of knowledge organization / Marjorie M.K. Hlava.

Published San Rafael, California (1537 Fourth Street, San Rafael, CA 94901 USA) : Morgan & Claypool, 2015.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 PDF (xxiii, 56 pages) : illustrations.
Series Synthesis lectures on information concepts, retrieval, and services, 1947-9468 ; # 35.
Synthesis digital library of engineering and computer science.
Synthesis lectures on information concepts, retrieval, and services ; # 35. 1947-9468.
Notes "Part 1 of a 3-part series."
Part of: Synthesis digital library of engineering and computer science.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 53-54).
Contents 1. Origins of knowledge organization theory: early philosophy of knowledge -- 2. Saints and traits: realism and nominalism -- 3. Arranging the flowers, and the birds, and the insects, and everything else: early naturalists and taxonomies -- 4. The age of enlightenment impacts knowledge theory -- 5. 18th-century developments: knowledge theory coming to the foreground -- 6. High resolution: classification sharpens in the 19th and 20th centuries -- 7. Outlining the world and its parts -- 8. Facets: an Indian mathematician and children's toys at Selfridge's -- 8.1 Ranganathan's facets -- 8.2 Ranganathan's classes -- 8.3 A detour: thesauri in verse -- 9. Points of knowledge -- Glossary -- End notes -- Author biography.
Restrictions Abstract freely available; full-text restricted to subscribers or individual document purchasers.
Summary This is the first volume in a series about creating and maintaining taxonomies and their practical applications, especially in search functions. In Book 1 (The Taxobook: History, Theories, and Concepts of Knowledge Organization), the author introduces the very foundations of classification, starting with the ancient Greek philosophers Plato and Aristotle, as well as Theophrastus and the Roman Pliny the Elder. They were first in a line of distinguished thinkers and philosophers to ponder the organization of the world around them and attempt to apply a structure or framework to that world.
Other formats Also available in print.
System notes Mode of access: World Wide Web.
System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Notes Title from PDF title page (viewed on November 19, 2014).
Subject Classification.
Knowledge, Theory of.
Information organization.
controlled vocabulary.
knowledge organization.
theory of knowledge.
knowledge management.
library science.
information science.
Variant Title History, theories, and concepts of knowledge organization.
Standard Number 10.2200/S00602ED1V01Y201410ICR035
ISBN 9781627055796 (ebook)
9781627055789 (print)