Four epistemological views of information organization behavior on personal computers of information workers

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Abstract

Hjørland proposes a typology of four epistemological views in analyzing professional knowledge organization systems. In this study, we identified all four views as components of personal information organization in the current hierarchical folder structures on personal computers. The typology enabled us to synthesize the varieties and commonalities within the large number of particular information organizational practices observed both within and between individuals over time. The study demonstrated that the typology is a promising analytic descriptive framework and can help illuminate problems in current folder systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-7
JournalProceedings of the ASIST Annual Meeting
Volume47
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2010

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Keywords

  • Empiricism
  • Folders
  • Historicism
  • Hjørland's typology
  • Information organization behavior
  • Personal information management
  • Pragmatism
  • Rationalism
  • Tags

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Library and Information Sciences

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