• Everything old is new again: Finding a place for knowledge structures in a satisficing world

      Campbell, D. Grant; Brundin, Michael; MacLean, Graham; Baird, Catherine; Tennis, Joseph T. (dLIST, 2007)
      The authors use an exploratory project involving Web resources related to Alzheimer’s Disease to explore ways in RDF metadata can more effectively translate the virtues of the traditional vertical file to a Web environment form using Semantic Web descriptive standards. In so doing, they argue against the separation of “bibliographic control” from the socially-embedded institutional practices of reference work, collection development, and the management of information ephemera. Libraries of the future will use specific Web technologies that lend themselves to sophisticated and rigorous knowledge structures, and link them with librarians’ skills in information harvesting and evaluation.