LIS 653 Knowledge Organization
This is an introductory course to key concepts, systems, and tools to organize, provide access to, and share information resources. The course covers basic principles and applications of descriptive cataloging, classification, and indexing for physical and electronic resources. Also covered are metadata, thesauri, and emerging knowledge organization systems including ontologies and folksonomies. The course provides the foundation for further studies in library, archives, and museum cataloging; reference; information retrieval; database management; and information architecture.