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Doing Things with Information Beyond Indexing and Abstracting

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ISBN-10: 1591585775

ISBN-13: 9781591585770

Edition: 2008

Authors: Richard L. Anderson, Brian C. O'Connor, Jodi Kearns, Brian Clark O'Connor, Jodi L. Kearns

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The relationship between a person with a question and a source of information is complex. Indexing and abstracting often fail because too much emphasis is put on the mechanics of description, and too little has been given as to what ought to be represented. Research literature suggests that inappropriate representation results in failed searches a significant number of times, perhaps even in a majority of cases. Doing Things with Information seeks to rectify this unfortunate situation by emphasizing methods of modeling and constructing appropriate representations of such questions and documents.Students in programs of information studies will find focal points for discussion about system…    
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Book details

List price: $65.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Publication date: 8/30/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 264
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 0.55" tall
Weight: 1.320
Language: English

Background Concepts and Models
Considerations of Representation
Representation, Function, and Utility
Failures of Representation: Indeterminacy and Depth
Aboutness and User-Generated Descriptors
Responses to Indeterminacy
Doing Things with Word-Based Documents
Functional Applications of Information Measurement
Functional Ontology Construction
Creek Pebbles: A Summary Metaphor and Touchstone for Exploration