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    DescriptionOrganizing is such a common activity that we often do it without thinking much about it. In our daily lives we organize physical things--books on shelves, cutlery in kitchen drawers--and digital things--Web pages, MP3 files, scientific datasets. Millions of people create and browse Web sites, blog, tag, tweet, and upload and download content of all media types without thinking "I'm organizing now" or "I'm retrieving now." This book offers a framework for the theory and practice of organizing that integrates information organization (IO) and information retrieval (IR), bridging the disciplinary chasms between Library and Information Science and Computer Science, each of which views and teaches IO and IR as separate topics and in substantially different ways. It introduces the unifying concept of an Organizing System--an intentionally arranged collection of resources and the interactions they support--and then explains the key concepts and challenges in the design and deployment of Organizing Systems in many domains, including libraries, museums, business information systems, personal information management, and social computing. Intended for classroom use or as a professional reference, the book covers the activities common to all organizing systems: identifying resources to be organized; organizing resources by describing and classifying them; designing resource-based interactions; and maintaining resources and organization over time. The book is extensively annotated with disciplinary-specific notes to ground it with relevant concepts and references of library science, computing, cognitive science, law, and business.

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    The Discipline of Organizing
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Robert J. Glushko
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 475
    Width: 208 mm
    Height: 231 mm
    Thickness: 36 mm
    Weight: 1,089 g
    ISBN 13: 9780262518505
    ISBN 10: 0262518503

    BIC E4L: COM
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S10.2
    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: GL, UY
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    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 06
    B&T General Subject: 229
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 01
    B&T Merchandise Category: COM
    BISAC V2.8: BUS083000
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    Ingram Subject Code: XG
    Libri: I-XG
    BISAC V2.8: LAN025000
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    BISAC V2.8: COM030000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17340
    Abridged Dewey: 025
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    DC22: 025
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    DC23: 025.04
    LC classification: Z666.5 .D57 2013
    Ingram Theme: ASPT/SCITAS
    Thema V1.0: UY, GLC, KJMK, GL
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    50 b&w illus.
    MIT Press Ltd
    Imprint name
    MIT Press
    Publication date
    07 June 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge, Mass.
    Author Information
    Robert J. Glushko is Adjunct Full Professor in the School of Information at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the coauthor (with Tim McGrath) of Document Engineering: Analyzing and Designing Documents for Business Informatics and Web Services (MIT Press).
    Review quote
    This ambitious and well-written book provides a foundation of the theory and practice of organizing. It is highly recommended to library and information science academics who incorporate the concept of organizing or organization into their courses. Library Journal