• Knowledge Organization

      Broughton, Vanda; Hansson, Joacim; Hjørland, Birger; López-Huertas, Marí­a J.; Kajberg, L.; Lorring, L. (Royal School of Library and Information Science, Copenhagen, 2005)
      This chapter deals with the part of the library and information science (LIS) curriculum involving knowledge organizational systems and processes, which is an important core of the LIS discipline; arguably - together with information seeking & retrieval (IS&R) - the central core. Knowledge Organization (KO) contributes to make documents accessible for users whether they browse or search. KO is about providing optimal conditions for the identification and retrieval of documents or parts of documents. The suggestions made in this chapter are based on an analysis of the scientific knowledge about KO as developed until now.