AffiliationUniversity of Arizona
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PublisherTaylor & Francis
CitationErik Radio (2018): Abstraction, Concrescence, and Identity in Descriptive Metadata, Journal of Library Metadata, DOI: 10.1080/19386389.2018.1461455
JournalJournal of Library Metadata
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AbstractDescriptive metadata is affected by the challenge of using language that is resilient to semantic transformation over time. Yet part of this is directly related to a bibliographic rift between between abstract and concrete elements. By exploring the materiality of information objects and how descriptive values are subsequently derived, ideological formations and their impact become apparent. An examination into the origins of abstract elements demonstrates their identitarian tendencies and the effect on conceptual organization. Alternatives offered by negative dialectics and critical realism are explored towards a different model of information organization and retrieval.