Revisiting the foundations of information discovery and access systems

Michael Buckland, Jane Greenberg, Kathryn La Barre, Carole Palmer

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Abstract

Each year, the pace of building digital resource and data repositories increases. Multiple challenges face each project, for which no adequate technological solution may exist. The focus of this panel moves beyond construction to address the question: What assumptions and principles lie beneath the technology scaffolding digital environments? The members of this panel are engaged in open exploration and reconsideration of the roles played by representational and organizational structures that seek to support, and which sometimes impair discovery, access and use. These structures take shape in metadata, vocabulary and class if icatory frameworks. Specific topics covered will include heritage class if icatory work well-suited for application in digital environments, an inversion of the role of metadata as infrastructure for documents, application of bibliographic relationship taxonomies such as FRBR in tracking the life cycle of data objects, and potential definition and organizational roles to be played by collection level representations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationASIST 2007 Proceedings of the 70th ASIS and T Annual Meeting - Joining Research and Practice
Subtitle of host publicationSocial Computing and Information Science
Volume44
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007
Event3rd Electronic edition of the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science and Technology - Milwaukee, WI, United States
Duration: Oct 19 2007Oct 24 2007

Other

Other3rd Electronic edition of the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science and Technology
CountryUnited States
CityMilwaukee, WI
Period10/19/0710/24/07

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Library and Information Sciences

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    Buckland, M., Greenberg, J., La Barre, K., & Palmer, C. (2007). Revisiting the foundations of information discovery and access systems. In ASIST 2007 Proceedings of the 70th ASIS and T Annual Meeting - Joining Research and Practice: Social Computing and Information Science (Vol. 44)