CONTROLLED VOCABULARY IN INFORMATION ORGANIZATION F. Miksa. The University of Texas at Austin, School of Information INF 389K: Lifecycle Metadata for Digital Objects Professor Pat Galloway, Instructor 9 October 2006. Topics to be Covered.
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CONTROLLED VOCABULARY IN INFORMATION ORGANIZATION F. Miksa
The University of Texas at Austin, School of Information
INF 389K: Lifecycle Metadata for Digital Objects
Professor Pat Galloway, Instructor
9 October 2006
“Information” as it is used in this lecture refers to either or both of these things.
Information organization systems have been the product of modern social traditions, for ex.,
Convergence of information organization traditions
Information organization system components:
File types: Item files // Surrogate files (or combinations of these)
System vocabulary: the set of terms in a system available for searching and to which information is linked (i.e., each given system has its own “vocabulary” used in searching. Note!—System vs. Entry vocabulary
—Words, codes, & other metadata that represent attributes of information or information objects (names, titles, concepts, other attributes, etc.) and by means of which that information is searched in a given system.
—Constitute metadata used in searching
—Generated from or imposed on information or information objects to which they refer
System vocabularies and traditions of Information organization has to do with how information objects have been represented
A system’s vocabulary pertains to the attribute terms used for searching. Shall it be “natural language” (NL)—i.e., i.e., strictly as found in the information or information object—or controlled (CV) in some manner?
AUTHORITY CONTROL/AUTHORITY WORK
In short, CV accomplishes the act of “collocation.”
Disambiguation of Equivalent Names & Titles
For examples of names and titles, see Miksa, Kinds of Access Points, or, his Chapter 7 (Access Points: Kinds and Forms)