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.
Knowledge Organization Syllabus (Fall 2012)
- Participation (5%)
- Metadata presentation (15%)
- Short exercises (6 x 5%)
- Index project (50%)
Foundations of Information Organization
1. Course Introduction
2. History of Information Organization
3. Theoretical Frameworks for Information Organization
Cataloging and Metadata
4. Principles of Cataloging
5. Metadata I: Models
6. Metadata II: Description
7. Metadata III: Control
8. Categorization Schemes
9. Subject Classification and Vocabulary Control
10. Social Organization/Folksononomies
11. Ontologies & Semantic Web
12. Information Architecture
13. Knowledge Organization and Information Visualization
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