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    DescriptionThe fourth edition of this standard student text, "Organizing Knowledge", incorporates extensive revisions reflecting the increasing shift towards a networked and digital information environment, and its impact on documents, information, knowledge, users and managers.Offering a broad-based overview of the approaches and tools used in the structuring and dissemination of knowledge, it is written in an accessible style and well illustrated with figures and examples. The book has been structured into three parts and twelve chapters and has been thoroughly updated throughout.Part I discusses the nature, structuring and description of knowledge. Part II, with its five chapters, lies at the core of the book focusing as it does on access to information. Part III explores different types of knowledge organization systems and considers some of the management issues associated with such systems. Each chapter includes learning objectives, a chapter summary and a list of references for further reading.This is a key introductory text for undergraduate and postgraduate students of information management.

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    Organizing Knowledge
    An Introduction to Managing Access to Information
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Richard Hartley, Edited by Jennifer Rowley
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 400
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 599 g
    ISBN 13: 9780754644316
    ISBN 10: 0754644316

    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T General Subject: 480
    BIC subject category V2: GLK
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.7
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    BIC E4L: LIB
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 06
    BISAC V2.8: LAN025000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27340
    DC22: 025.5/24, 025.3
    LC classification: Z666.5 .R69 2008
    LC subject heading: ,
    Thema V1.0: GLK
    4, Revised
    Edition statement
    4th Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    includes 91figures
    Ashgate Publishing Group
    Imprint name
    Ashgate Publishing Limited
    Publication date
    30 April 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Jennifer Rowley is Professor of Marketing and Information Management in the Bangor Business School at the University of Wales Bangor, UK. Richard Hartley is Professor of Information Science and Head of the Department of Information and Communications at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK.
    Table of contents
    Introduction; Part I Structuring and Describing: Knowledge, information and their organization; Formatting and structuring knowledge; Describing documents; Part II Access: Users and interfaces; Subjects as access points; Classification and order; Further concepts and tools for subject access; Access through author names and titles; Part III Systems: Knowledge organization systems; The evaluation and design of information retrieval systems; Organizing knowledge without IT; Management of knowledge systems; Index.