International Journal devoted to Concept Theory, Classification, Indexing, and Knowledge Representation.
Official Journal of the International Society for Knowledge Organization
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Hanne ALBRECHTSEN (Book Review Editor), Institute of Knowledge Sharing, Frisersvej 1, 2, DK-2920 Charlottenlund, Denmark.
Nancy WILLIAMSON (Classification Research News Editor), Faculty of Information Studies, University of Toronto, 140 St. George Street, Toronto, Ontario M5S 3G6 Canada.
Melodie Joy FOX (Editorial Assistant), School of Information Studies, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Northwest Quad Building B, 2025 E Newport St., Milwaukee, WI 53211 USA.
Daniel Martínez Ávila (Editorial Assistant), Department of Library and Information Science, University Carlos III of Madrid, C/Madrid 126 28903 Getafe – Madrid, Spain.
Hope A. OLSON, School of Information Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Northwest Quad Building B, 2025 E Newport St., Milwaukee, WI 53211 USA.
Clare BEGHTOL, Faculty of Information Studies, University of Toronto, 140 St. George Street, Toronto, Ontario M5S 3G6, Canada.
Ingetraut DAHLBERG, Am Hirtenberg 13, 64732 Bad König, Germany.
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Jesús GASCÓN GARCÍA, Facultat de Biblioteconomia i Documentació, Universitat de Barcelona, C. Melcior de Palau, 140, 08014 Barcelona, Spain.
Claudio GNOLI, University of Pavia, Mathematics Department Library, via Ferrata 1, I-27100 Pavia, Italy.
Rebecca GREEN, Assistant Editor, Dewey Decimal Classification, Dewey Editorial Office, Library of Congress, Decimal Classification Division , 101 Independence Ave., S.E., Washington, DC 20540-4330, USA.
José Augusto Chaves GUIMARÃES, Departamento de Ciência da Infromação, Universidade Estadual Paulista–UNESP, Av. Hygino Muzzi Filho 737, 17525-900 Marília SP Brazil.
Birger HJØRLAND, Royal School of Library and Information Science, Copenhagen Denmark.
Barbara H. KWASNIK, School of Information Studies, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY 13244 USA.
María J. LÓPEZ-HUERTAS. Universidad de Granada, Facultad de Biblioteconomía y Documentación, Campus Universitario de Cartuja, Biblioteca del Colegio Máximo de Cartuja, 18071 Granada, Spain.
Kathryn LA BARRE, The Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 501 E. Daniel Street, MC-493, Champaign, IL 61820-6211 USA.
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Ia MCILWAINE (Literature Editor), Research Fellow. School of Library, Archive & Information Studies, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT U.K.
Jens-Erik MAI, Royal School of Library and Information Science, Copenhagen Denmark.
Widad MUSTAFA el HADI, Université Charles de Gaulle Lille 3, URF IDIST, Domaine du Pont de Bois, Villeneuve d’Ascq 59653, France.
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K. S. RAGHAVAN, KAnOE (Centre for Knowledge Analytics & Ontological Engineering), PES Institute of Technology, 100 Feet Ring Road, BSK 3rd Stage, Bangalore 560085, India.
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Dagobert SOERGEL, Department of Library and Information Studies, Graduate School of Education, University at Buffalo, 534 Baldy Hall, Buffalo, NY 14260-1020.
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Dahlberg, Ingetraut. 1978. A referent-oriented, analytical concept theory for INTERCONCEPT. International classification 5: 142-51.
Howarth, Lynne C. 2003. Designing a common namespace for searching metadata-enabled knowledge repositories: an international perspective. Cataloging & classification quarterly 37n1/2: 173-85.
Pogorelec, Andrej and Šauperl, Alenka. 2006. The alternative model of classification of belles-lettres in libraries. Knowledge organization 33: 204-14.
Schallier, Wouter. 2004. On the razor’s edge: between local and overall needs in knowledge organization. In McIlwaine, Ia C. ed., Knowledge organization and the global information society: Proceedings of the Eighth International ISKO Conference 13-16 July 2004 London, UK. Advances in knowledge organization 9. Würzburg: Ergon Verlag, pp. 269-74.
Smiraglia, Richard P. 2001. The nature of ‘a work’: implications for the organization of knowledge. Lanham, Md.: Scarecrow.
Smiraglia, Richard P. 2005. Instantiation: Toward a theory. In Vaughan, Liwen, ed. Data, information, and knowledge in a networked world; Annual conference of the Canadian Association for Information Science … London, Ontario, June 2-4 2005. Available http://www.cais-acsi.ca/2005proceedings.htm.
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The more scientific data is generated in the impetuous present times, the more ordering energy needs to be expended to control these data in a retrievable fashion. With the abundance of knowledge now available the questions of new solutions to the ordering problem and thus of improved classification systems, methods and procedures have acquired unforeseen significance. For many years now they have been the focus of interest of information scientists the world over.
Until recently, the special literature relevant to classification was published in piecemeal fashion, scattered over the numerous technical journals serving the experts of the various fields such as:
philosophy and science of science
science policy and science organization
mathematics, statistics and computer science
library and information science
archivistics and museology
journalism and communication science
industrial products and commodity science
terminology, lexicography and linguistics
Beginning in 1974, KNOWLEDGE ORGANIZATION (formerly INTERNATIONAL CLASSIFICATION) has been serving as a common platform for the discussion of both theoretical background questions and practical application problems in many areas of concern. In each issue experts from many countries comment on questions of an adequate structuring and construction of ordering systems and on the problems of their use in opening the information contents of new literature, of data collections and survey, of tabular works and of other objects of scientific interest. Their contributions have been concerned with
(1) clarifying the theoretical foundations (general ordering theory/science, theoretical bases of classification, data analysis and reduction)
(2) describing practical operations connected with indexing/classification, as well as applications of classification systems and thesauri, manual and machine indexing
(3) tracing the history of classification knowledge and methodology
(4) discussing questions of education and training in classification
(5) concerning themselves with the problems of terminology in general and with respect to special fields.
Thus, KNOWLEDGE ORGANIZATION is a forum for all those interested in the organization of knowledge on a universal or a domain-specific scale, using concept-analytical or concept-synthetical approaches, as well as quantitative and qualitative methodologies. KNOWLEDGE ORGANIZATION also addresses the intellectual and automatic compilation and use of classification systems and thesauri in all fields of knowledge, with special attention being given to the problems of terminology.
KNOWLEDGE ORGANIZATION publishes original articles, reports on conferences and similar communications, as well as book reviews, letters to the editor, and an extensive annotated bibliography of recent classification and indexing literature.
KNOWLEDGE ORGANIZATION should therefore be available at every university and research library of every country, at every information center, at colleges and schools of library and information science, in the hands of everybody interested in the fields mentioned above and thus also at every office for updating information on any topic related to the problems of order in our information-flooded times.
KNOWLEDGE ORGANIZATION was founded in 1973 by an international group of scholars with a consulting board of editors representing the world’s regions, the special classification fields, and the subject areas involved. From 1974-1980 it was published by K.G. Saur Verlag, München. Back issues of 1978-1992 are available from ERGON-Verlag, too.
As of 1989, KNOWLEDGE ORGANIZATION has become the official organ of the INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR KNOWLEDGE ORGANIZATION (ISKO) and is included for every ISKO-member, personal or institutional in the membership fee (US $ 55/US $ 110).
Founded under the title International Classification in 1974 by Dr. Ingetraut Dahlberg, the founding president of ISKO. Dr. Dahlberg served as the journal’s editor from 1974 to 1997, and as its publisher (Indeks Verlag of Frankfurt) from 1981 to 1997.
The contents of the journal are indexed and abstracted in Social Sciences Citation Index, Web of Science, Information Science Abstracts, INSPEC, Library and Information Science Abstracts (LISA), Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (EBSCO), Library Literature and Information Science (Wilson), PASCAL, Referativnyi Zhurnal Informatika, and Sociological Abstracts.
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