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ERIC Number: EJ1044636
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Sep
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
ISSN: EISSN-1368-1613
Metaphors of Time and Installed Knowledge Organization Systems: Ouroboros, Architectonics, or Lachesis?
Tennis, Joseph T.
Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, v18 n3 suppl Sep 2013
Introduction: This paper presents three metaphors of time present in knowledge organization systems. Analysis: These three metaphors the architectonic, ouroboric, and lachesic, can be used as lenses to analyse extant or newly designed knowledge organization systems. Conclusion: A foundational view of evaluating and theorizing about knowledge organization systems must account for change and time in order for us to take a long view of improving knowledge organization and our understanding of knowledge organization systems, and these metaphors might be helpful. [This paper was published as part of: Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Conceptions of Library and Information Science, Copenhagen, Denmark, 19-22 August, 2013.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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