Category Archives: Concepts and Theories

User-centered indexing

Fidel, R. (1994). User-centered indexing. Journal of the American Society for Information Science, 45(8), 572-576. User-centered indexing: requires we index reflecting the approach users would take to find a document. Document centered: that indexing, like abstracts, creates surrogates for documents. … Continue reading

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Digital libraries’ support for the user’s ‘information journey’

Adams, A., & Blandford, A. (2005). Digital libraries’ support for the user’s ‘information journey’. In Proceedings of the 5th ACM/IEEE-CS joint conference on Digital libraries, JCDL ’05 (pp. 160–169). New York, NY, USA: ACM. doi:10.1145/1065385.1065424 ABSTRACT “The temporal elements of … Continue reading

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Two classic papers

We have a very successful panel discussion on MCD at Getty December 9 and 10, 2010.  Two classic documents are highly recommended at the panel.  The articles provide two perspectives of user-centered design, both emphasize the importance of the interaction … Continue reading

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Additional References

Börner, K., Chen, C. and Boyack, K. W. (2003), Visualizing knowledge domains. Annual Review of Information Science and Technology, 37: 179–255. doi: 10.1002/aris.1440370106 Chen, C. (2010), Information visualization. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Computational Statistics. 2 (4): 387-403. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/wics.89 Chen, C., Paul, R.J.  (2001), … Continue reading

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Ontologies and Knowledge Bases – Towards a Terminological Clarification

Citation: Guarino, N., & Giaretta, P. (1995). Ontologies and Knowledge Bases – Towards a Terminological Clarification. In Towards Very Large Knowledge Bases (pp. 25-32). IOS Press, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Goals of Research: A terminological clarification about the term ontology based … Continue reading

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JISC State-of-the-art Study on Terminology Services

JISC State-of-the-art Study on Terminology Services (2006) http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/terminology/JISC-review2006.html This report reviews vocabularies of different types, best practice guidelines, research on terminology services and related projects. It discusses possibilities for terminology services within the JISC Information Environment and eFramework. The report … Continue reading

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Knowledge Organization System (KOS)

Marcia Lei Zeng. Knowledge Organization System (KOS). Knowledge Organization[J]. 2008(35): 160-182 This paper is a review about different types of KOS and their applications. 1. Overview of types of Knowledge Organization Systems The Class of KOS has four major groups … Continue reading

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SKOS: Simple Knowledge Organisation for the Web

Miles, A., & Perez-Aguera, J. (2007). SKOS: Simple Knowledge Organisation for the Web. Cataloging & Classification Quarterly, 43(3-4), 69-83. This is an early paper that introduces SKOS. “SKOS provides a framework for publishing thesauri, classification schemes, and subject indexes on … Continue reading

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Theories and Foundations

Here are some general readings on the foundations of concepts, concept representation, and knowledge organization.  Add to the list in the comment if you would like to recommend some other similar readings. Books: Gärdenfors, P. (2000). Conceptual Spaces: The Geometry … Continue reading

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Trends and issues in establishing interoperability among knowledge organization systems

Lei Zeng, M., & Mai Chan, L. (2004). Trends and issues in establishing interoperability among knowledge organization systems. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 55(5), 377-395. doi:10.1002/asi.10387 This work examines methods used for establishing interoperability among … Continue reading

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