The Organization of Information (Library and Information Science Text Series)
The extensively revised and completely updated second edition of this popular textbook provides LIS practitioners and students with a vital guide to the organization of information. After a broad overview of the concept and its role in human endeavors, Taylor proceeds to a detailed and insightful discussion of such basic retrieval tools as bibliographies, catalogs, indexes...more
Way to perpetuate the stereotype of boring, schoolmarmy librarians, ARLENE.
Assigned for the course SLIS 5200 - Introduction to Information Organization.
The first three chapters (an argument for the continued importance of organizing metadata, a brief synopsis of the types of retrieval tools available, and a historical survey of the history of information organization ...more
Used in the right context, this could be a great resource for those interested in how information is organized. How I wish there had been a course with this content before taking cataloging in library school! I think it would have ...more
My one complaint about this book is that it spends a lot of time discussing important, but more edge cases of information organization, such as how to organize paintings or stuff for archives. While useful information to know, the purpose of reading this book is to get a bas ...more
In the midst of reading the last chapter of this book. I firmly believe that if I pay for a textbook I have to read every single bit of it that is assigned. In this case, the entire book. Uuuugh. Mission accomplished I guess (preemptively celebrating).
This book is pretty boring. However, I found it occasionally to be a decent read. It sort of filled in the "general knowledge" holes that couldn't be covered in more detailed articles assigned ...more
Warning: this book WILL put you to sleep.